Centre for Smart Warehousing and Logistics Systems
The Centre for Smart Warehousing and Logistics Systems brings together researchers in warehousing and logistics applications.
Our academics have a strong interest in applied research, and are looking to develop innovative solutions to real-life challenges faced by industry, policy makers and society.
We aim to provide a holistic view of warehousing and logistics systems, focusing on those systems with a strong element of technology or smart decision making.
- Dr Vaggelis Giannikas - Director
Research interests: the use of digital technologies in supply chain management with a focus on intelligent logistics systems.
Dr Melih Celik – Deputy Director
Research interests: disasters, humanitarian operations, sustainable development, warehouse management and facility logistics.
Dr Ozge Safak Aydiner
Research interests: large scale optimisation, optimisation under uncertainty, airline disruption management and ambulance location problems.
Professor Alistair Brandon-Jones
Research interests: digitalisation of operations and supply chain management, and professional service operations.
Dr Soheil Davari
Research interests: supply chain management, sustainability, network design, Mobility as a Service (MaaS).
Research interests: innovation management and technology adaptation over time, emerging technologies, virtual reality.
Professor Güneş Erdoğan
Research interests: vehicle routing problems, facility location problems, scheduling problems, exact and heuristic algorithms.
Dr Milad Keshvari Fard
Research interests: humanitarian operations, revenue management, hub location problem.
Dr Arsham Atashi Khoei
Research interests: green logistics, warehouse management, energy minimization in routing and facility location problems.
Professor Gilbert Laporte
Research interests: transportation, vehicle routing, combinatorial optimisation, network design
Dr Meng Meng
Research interests: sustainable transport; network modelling and optimisation; travel behaviour analysis and simulation; big data analytics
Dr Fotios Petropoulos
Research interests: statistical and judgemental forecasting.
Dr Gamila Shoib
Research interests: social and organisational aspects of information and communication technologies' development, adoption, diffusion and use.
Dr Shuya Zhong Research interests: logistics and supply chain modelling and optimisation; warehousing and transportation; renewable energy supply chains (offshore wind, hydrogen, etc.); supply chain integration
- Professor Chris Brace, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research interests: automotive propulsion. He is the deputy director of the powertrain vehicle research centre and leads a wide portfolio of powertrain-based research projects.
- Dr Daniela Defazio, Strategy & Organisation Division
Research interests: innovation, entrepreneurship, start-ups, networks and technology strategy.
- Professor Peter Mott, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research interests: engineering business and technology management in industry, including product-innovation strategy, digital transformation, product and service development.