Killian is a PhD student under the supervision of Dr Rob Phaal in the Centre for Technology Management. His research project is titled: ‘Strategy and project portfolio management in capital-intensive mining firms’.
Prior to starting his PhD, Killian obtained an MSc Forest Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch, MEng Industrial Engineering (University of Pretoria), MEng Mining Engineering (University of Witwatersrand) and MEng Project Management (University of Pretoria). He has extensive industrial experience in:
- mining and metals,
- pulp and paper and
- technical research and consulting.
Killian’s areas of research and practice interest are:
- strategic and technology management,
- business improvement,
- project portfolio management and
- ESG (& sustainability).