PhD Thesis Award on Sustainable Supply Chains

Call for Nominations: PhD Thesis Award on Sustainable Supply Chains:

The EURO Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chains is announcing the call for nominations for the best PhD thesis in the field of "Sustainable Supply Chains". The PhD thesis should be predominantly 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, 2019 and December 31, 2020.

Application

Candidates must apply via email to the EWG on Sustainable Supply Chains (SustainableSC@om.rwth-aachen.de) by the deadline of the competition (February 28, 2021) 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, 2019 and December 31, 2020

Application deadline: February 28, 2021

Notification of the decision of the award committee: On or before April 30, 2021

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.

 

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

The next round will be in 2021.

 

History:

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.