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Research Interests

My aim is to make a real impact in moving towards a more sustainable world, with the primary research focus being on extended supply chains, reverse supply chains and the wider energy sector.

More specifically, my research interests lie in: 

  • Sustainability assessment and performance improvement in extended supply chains;

  • Reverse supply chain design and optimization;

  • Digitally enabled supply chains;

  • Biobased value chains modeling and optimisation;

  • Energy-related supply chains, such as the unconventional Oil & Gas.


Personal Statement

I am a lecturer B in engineering management at the University of Strathclyde, Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management. My research vision is to make a real impact and inform policy in moving towards a more sustainable society. My primary research focus is on sustainable supply chains, reverse supply chains, bio-based value chains and the wider energy sector, adopting a whole systems approach for system modeling and optimisation.

Academic / Professional qualifications

  • PhD (2007) from the National Technical University of Athens (Sector of Industrial Management and Operational Research, School of Mechanical  Engineering) on “Supply Chain Optimization Models: Application in the Case of Energy Exploitation of Multiple Biomass Sources”
  • MSc in Operations Management (2002) at UMIST, Manchester UK with scholarship. Graduation with Distinction. Thesis title: “Power in Supply Chain Relationships: A Comparative Study between the Greek and the UK Electricity Sectors”.
  • Chartered Mechanical Engineer (2002) from the Technical Chamber of Greece (No ΤΕΕ 91720).
  • MEng (2001) in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. Thesis title: “Accreditation of the Laboratory for Testing Materials of the Public Power Corporation by EN45001”

Teaching Interests

  • Operational Research / Decision Sciences
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Quality Management
  • Production Management
  • Energy Economics


  • Supply Chain
  • Sustainability
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Biomass
  • Waste
  • Optimisation
  • Modelling

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Projects 2014 2021

Research Output 2002 2019

A decision support model for assisting smallholder farmers on bidding to supply to institutional markets

Fuchigami, HY., Barbosa, LQ., Severino, MR., Rentizelas, A. & Tuni, A., 15 Jul 2019. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Decision support systems
Mathematical models

Cruise ship optimal power plants design identification and quantitative safety assessment

Bolbot, V., Trivyza, N., Theotokatos, G., Boulougouris, E., Rentizelas, A. & Vassalos, D., 8 May 2019, Proceedings of MOSES 2019 2nd International Conference on Modelling and Optimisation of Ship Energy Systems. Glasgow: University of Strathclyde, p. 55-63 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Power plants
Dual fuel engines
Fault tree analysis


Learning, knowledge creation and performance in Six Sigma projects

Author: Velaayudan, A., 1 Nov 2012

Supervisor: Ion, W. (Supervisor) & Rentizelas, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

The orchestration role of innovation intermediary : a case of corporate accelerator programme

Author: Siska Noviaristanti, S., 1 Jul 2017

Supervisor: Rentizelas, A. (Supervisor) & Wong, A. T. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2018 2019

  • 1 Organiser of major conference
  • 1 Editorial board member

2nd International Conference on Modelling and Optimisation of Ship Energy Systems

Athanasios Rentizelas (Participant)
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Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

International Journal of Collaborative Engineering (Journal)

Athanasios Rentizelas (Peer reviewer)
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Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial board member