Jacqueline Bloemhof PhD Thesis Award on Sustainable Supply Chains

General Information on the Jacqueline Bloemhof PhD Thesis Award on Sustainable Supply Chains of the EWG SustSC:

Every second year, the EURO Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chains is announcing a call for nominations for the best PhD Thesis awarded in the field of "Sustainable Supply Chains". The award is named after Jacqueline Bloemhof, one of the pioneers in the field of sustainable supply chain research and one of the founders of our working group.

2023 Call

The EURO Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chains is announcing the call for nominations for the Jacqueline Bloemhof PhD Thesis Award on Sustainable Supply Chains 2023. The PhD thesis should predominantly focus on applications of operational research techniques in the field of sustainable supply chains. The thesis must have been examined and approved by a European university between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022.

Application: Candidates must apply via email to the EURO Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chains (SustainableSC@om.rwth-aachen.de) by the deadline of the competition (February 28, 2023) containing the following information:

  • An executive summary of the PhD thesis highlighting the relevance of the work for the topics of the EWG-SustSC of not more than 1,000 words,
  • an electronic copy of the PhD Thesis,
  • a letter from their main PhD supervisor recommending the candidate for consideration for this award and confirming that the candidate meets the criteria for eligibility for the competition, and
  • a certificate of the university confirming the final approval of the thesis.

Deadlines:

Examination and acceptance of PhD thesis to apply for the award: Between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022

Application deadline: February 28, 2023

Notification of the decision of the award committee: On or before April 30, 2023

Award Committee: The Board of the EWG on Sustainable Supply Chains decides the winner based on a recommendation by the PhD Thesis Award Committee. This decision cannot be challenged.

 

History:

4th Winner of the PhD Award 2021:

Christian Thies

for his thesis on

“Sustainability assessment of products with global supply chains”.

The thesis was accepted at the Institute of Automotive Management and Industrial Production (AIP) at Technische Universität Braunschweig in Germany and supervised by Prof. Dr. Thomas Stefan Spengler.

 

3rd Winner of the PhD Award 2019:

Bruna Alexandra Elias Mota

for her thesis on

“Design and planning of sustainable supply chains”.

The thesis was accepted at University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico and was supervised by Prof. Dr. Ana Paula Ferreira Dias Barbosa Póvoa, Prof. Dr. Maria Isabel Azevedo Rodrigues Gomes, and Prof. Dr. Ana Isabel Cerqueira de Sousa Gouveia Carvalho.

 

2nd Winner of the PhD Award 2017:

Mehmet Soysal

for his thesis on

“Decision Support Modeling for Sustainable Food Logistics Management”.

The thesis was accepted at the Wageningen University and was supervised by Prof. Dr. J.G.A.J. van der Vorst and Prof. Dr. J.M. Bloemhof-Ruwaard.

 

1st Winner of PhD Award 2015:

Sónia Raquel de Sousa Neves Cardoso

for her thesis on

“Design and Planning of Closed-Loop Supply Chains dealing with Uncertainty, Financial Risk and Resilience”.

The thesis was accepted at the University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico, and was supervised by Prof. Ana Paula Ferreira Dias Barbosa Póvoa and Prof. Susana Isabel Carvalho Relvas.