Ben Sahlmüller joined Kühne Logistics University in September 2011 as a PhD-candidate in the field of leadership in cooperation with the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He studied mathematics with a focus on mathematical physics and statistics at the University of Muenster and received his diploma in 2010. Following his studies, he was awarded with scholarships by the Collaborative Research Centre 878 of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German National Research Foundation.
Ben Sahlmüller is a member of the RespectResearchGroup since September 2011. In October 2011, he was nominated for the Associate program of the stiftung neue verantwortung, where he works on the topic of „leading in complexity” starting November 2011.