Daniel joined the Management School as a Derby Fellow in 2019 after he graduated from the University of Liverpool with a PhD degree in Management. His PhD research looked at improving tank container operators' profitability with better container network designing, more effective job fulfillment decision-making and more cost-effective empty container repositioning. He also obtained a master degree from the University of Liverpool in Supply Chain and Operations Management, and a bachelor degree from Shanghai Maritime University in transportation and communication. Prior to his studies in England, Daniel has served at several different companies, such as Toyota, SpecTec (a shipping management consultant), for nearly four years in China. His education and industrial background has effectively support him to link his research with real-time business. Daniel’s research lies in the maritime logistics, road transport, and supply chain management fields. In particular, he is interested in applying simulation and mathematical programming techniques to address problems and reveal insights. Daniel's research has been published in various refereed journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Operations and Production Management and Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review.
Prizes or Honours
- Principal Investigator of Early Career Researcher & Returners Fund (University of Liverpool, 2021, 2021)
- Paper Competition First Place Award (The 10th International Conference on Systematic Innovation, 2019)
- Certificate of Teaching Excellence (University of Liverpool Management School, 2019)