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Dr Emrah Demir

Dr Emrah Demir

Reader in Management Science, The PARC Associate Professor of Manufacturing and Logistics, Senior Coordinator of Learning & Teaching

Cardiff Business School

Email
demire@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0971
Campuses
C26, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Dr Emrah Demir is a Reader in the Logistics and Operations Management Section of the Cardiff Business School. He is also Program Director of MSc Logistics and Operations Management programme.

Before joining Cardiff University, Emrah worked as Assistant Professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands). He holds BEng and MSc degrees in Industrial Engineering from Baskent University (Turkey), and a PhD in Management Science from University of Southampton.

Emrah's main research interest is positioned within the field of green logistics with respect to negative externalities of freight transportation. He has experience in teaching Logistics and Transportation, Operations Management, Project Management and Operational Research. Additionally, he supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students from a variety of academic backgrounds on a range of related subjects, including green vehicle routing, intermodal transportation, integrated transportation and etc. He is author and co-author to numerous research papers, book chapters and technical reports. He also serves as a reviewer in several international journals of operational research, transportation and logistics.

Emrah has the following editorial roles:

  • Area Editor (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) of Journal of Heuristics
  • Associate Editor of IMA Journal of Management Mathematics
  • Associate Editor of Frontiers in Future Transportation - Freight Transport and Logistics
  • A member of Editorial Board for OR Spectrum Journal

Emrah has received the Outstanding Reviewer Award 2019 from OR Spectrum journal: https://rdcu.be/b3y9F

Biography

Qualifications

  • 2012 - PhD in Management Science, Southampton University, Southampton, United Kingdom (academic scholarship)
  • 2008 - MSc in Industrial Engineering, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey (academic scholarship)
  • 2005 - BSc (4 years) in Industrial Engineering, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey  (academic scholarship)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
  • Academic advisor for Panalpina Centre for Logistics and Manafacturing Research (PARC)
  • Member of Logistics and Systems Dynamics Group (LSDG)

Academic positions

  • 2019 - present: Reader in Management Science
  • 2016 - 2019: Senior Lecturer in Management Science
  • 2013-2016: Assistant Professor, School of Industrial Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 2012-2013: Postdoc Researcher, School of Industrial Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 2009-2012: PhD Candidate, Southampton Business School, University of Southampton
  • 2005-2009: Research/Teaching Assistant, Department of Industrial Engineering, Baskent University, Turkey

Committees and reviewing

  • Area Editor (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) of Journal of Heuristics (2018 - )
  • A member of Editorial Board for OR Spectrum Journal (2019 - )
  • Associate Editor of IMA Journal of Management Mathematics (2019 - )
  • Associate Editor of Frontiers in Future Transportation - Freight Transport and Logistics (2019 - )

Publications

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Teaching

Current teaching commitments

  • BS3010 Analysing and Improving Operations, Module Leader and Lecturer
  • MSc Grand Challenges in Logistics and Operations Management, Module Leader and Lecturer
  • MSc Dissertation Supervision
  • MBA Dissertation Supervison

Previous teaching commitments

  • BSc Advanced Operations Management (Year 3)
  • BSc Operations Management (Year 2)
  • MBA Strategic Operations Management

Research interests

  • Green Logistics
  • Vehicle Routing Problem
  • Intermodal Transportation
  • Integrated Transportation
  • City Logistics
  • Operational Research/Optimisation

Research grants

Supervision

Current PhD students

  • Second Supervisor, Violina Sarma - "Collaborative decision-making for hierarchical forecasts"
  • First Supervisor, Zhuowu Zhang - "The role of drivers in green road freight transportation"

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • Green logistics
  • Vehicle routing problem
  • Intermodal transportation
  • Integrated freight and public transportation
  • The uberization of last-mile transportation
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Impact of 3D printing on transportation
  • Combinatorial optimization
  • Multi-objective optimization
  • Heuristics and metaheuristics methods

Past projects

  • Co-supervisor for Ghilas Veaceslav - The Pickup and Delivery Problem with Time Windows and Scheduled Lines: Models and Algorithms (awarded 2016)