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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
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Supply chains
Sustainable development


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


Outstanding reviewer award

Athanasios Rentizelas (Recipient), Jun 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Outstanding Reviewer Award

Athanasios Rentizelas (Recipient), Jun 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

energy policy

Activities 2006 2020

EURO 2020 Sustainable Supply Chains Summer School (PhD School)

Athanasios Rentizelas (Member of programme committee)
2020 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

EURO III Sustainable Supply Chains Conference

Athanasios Rentizelas (Member of programme committee)
2020 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference