Contact Professor Emel Aktas


Emel has B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. She began her career at Istanbul Technical University as a research and teaching assistant. She worked as a visiting researcher at Wayne State University, USA and as a lecturer at Dogus University, Istanbul, Turkey during her PhD studies.

She took part as a researcher in public and private funded projects on location selection, shift scheduling and transportation master plan strategy. Her refereed articles have appeared in a variety of journals including European Journal of Operational Research, Interfaces, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences and Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. Before joining Cranfield, Emel was the course director of MSc Global Supply Chain Management programme at Brunel University Business School.

Current activities

Emel is currently working on minimising carbon emissions in maritime logistics with focus on the trade off between service levels and fuel consumption. A parallel line of research is about sequence dependent flowshop scheduling where decisions about machine processing speed affect both service levels and energy consumption. Her research interests can be summarised as:

Logistics and transportation

Supply chain decisions

Mathematical modelling



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