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Prof Tolga Bektas BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Professor of Logistics Management Operations and Supply Chain Management

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    I received a PhD in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University in 2005 and subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at CIRRELT at the University of Montreal in Quebec. Prior to joining the University of Liverpool Management School in September 2018, I was Professor of Logistics Management and Head of Department of Decision Analytics & Risk at the Southampton Business School, where I worked for 11 years.

    My research interests are in the application of mathematical modelling and optimisation techniques to problems arising in freight transportation and distribution planning, and in supply chain networks, with a particular focus on improving the environmental performance of such systems. I have been investigator in a number of externally funded projects on railway timetable optimisation, maintenance planning in sea vessels and last-mile distribution in cities.

    I am interested to hear from prospective candidates who wish to pursue PhD studies in the areas above.