Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carlos Jahn, born in 1966, is head of the Institute of Maritime Logistics at Hamburg University of Technology as well as of the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services in Hamburg.
At the beginning of his professional career Carlos Jahn served as a sailor and later on as an officer in the German Navy. He studied mechanical engineering at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg and economics at the University of Hagen. As a research assistant at the Fraunhofer IFF Carlos Jahn obtained a doctorate at the Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg.
Carlos Jahn held various management and staff functions in science and industry. In 2009, he accepted the offer of a full professorship at Hamburg University of Technology and was appointed head of the Institute of Maritime Logistics. The Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services was founded in 2010.