Afshin Mansouri is a Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Director of Research at Brunel Business School and member of the Institute of Energy Futures at Brunel University London. He holds PhD, MSc, and BSc Degrees in Industrial Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology. Alongside academic education, he has worked for many years in production and project management. Prior to joining Brunel University in 2007, he has held academic and research positions at the University of Tours, University of Tehran, and King’s College London. His areas of interest include: Operations and Supply Chain Management, Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management, Sustainable Operations Management, Green Scheduling, and Multi-Objective Decision Support. His research on humanitarian supply chain management for disaster relief in Iran has been funded by ESRC. Professor Mansouri is a pioneer in the area of green scheduling and is working to extend new applications of this concept in maritime as well as manufacturing sectors. He is principal investigator of the EU Horizon 2020 project PortForward that aims at improving sustainability of port operations, and co-investigator of Horizon 2020 project Z-Fact0r that aims to enhance sustainability of manufacturing operations in Europe. He was also co-investigator and leader of the scientific work package of the EU FP7 funded project MINI-CHIP which aimed to minimise carbon footprint in maritime shipping, and co-investigator of EU Horizon 2020 project CLOUD-VAS that aimed at developing a cloud-based decision support system for vessel chartering. He has also received research funding from Brunel University to investigate the role of multi-objective optimisation as a decision aid in build-to-order supply chains. Afshin is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transportation.
Director of Research
Newest selected publications
Sahebjamnia, N., Torabi, SA. and Mansouri, SA. (2018) 'Building organizational resilience in the face of multiple disruptions'. International Journal of Production Economics, 197. pp. 63 - 83. ISSN: 0925-5273 Open Access Link
Bealt, J. and Mansouri, SA. (2018) 'From disaster to development: A systematic review of community-driven humanitarian logistics'. Disasters, 42 (1). pp. 124 - 148.Open Access Link
Magana, U., Mansouri, SA. and Spiegler, VLM. (2017) 'Improving demand forecasting in the air cargo handling industry: A case study'. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 20 (4). pp. 359 - 380.Open Access Link
Aydin, N., Lee, H. and Mansouri, SA. (2017) 'Speed optimization and bunkering in liner shipping in the presence of uncertain service times and time windows at ports'. European Journal of Operational Research, 259 (1). pp. 143 - 154. ISSN: 1872-6860 Open Access Link
Geng, R., Mansouri, SA., Aktas, E. and Yen, D. (2017) 'The role of Guanxi in green supply chain management in Asia's emerging economies: A conceptual framework'. Industrial Marketing Management, 63. pp. 1 - 17. ISSN: 0019-8501 Open Access Link