Dr Christos Papanagnou

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    Research Interests

    • Logistics Modelling and Engineering
    • Control Theory
    • Inventory Control
    • Supply Chain System Stability and Dynamics
    • Supply Chain Disruption
    • Bullwhip Effect
    • Econometrics and OR in Logistics


    Christos Papanagnou is a Senior Lecturer in Logistics Engineering at the Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management Group. He is the Programme Director for MSc in Supply Chain Management and MSc in Engineering Management. He serves also the Group as the Research & Enterprise Lead (External). He obtained an MSc in Information Engineering and a PhD in Control Engineering at the City University of London while his postgraduate studies were funded by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY). He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    Before joining Aston University, he worked as Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the University of Salford. He received the Dean's Recognition Award in 2015 and the Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2017. Dr Papanagnou held several positions in the past as Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Macedonia, Aristotle University and Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki. He worked also in R&D at steel manufacturing companies investigating efficient modelling and simulation methods of shop floor and supply chain processes.

    Dr Papanagnou was actively involved in various research projects funded by Horizon 2020, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Innovate UK and Santander Universities. He has acted as Evaluator in Regional Digital Health Accelerator Projects and Horizon 2020/Europe Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. His research interests focus on supply chain systems dynamics and applying control theory to alleviate disruption phenomena, including demand volatility and the bullwhip effect. He is very keen on applying advanced tools and techniques based on OR, stochastic systems and big data analytics to improve inventory management and distribution of products and information along the supply chain. Furthermore, he investigates the challenges and opportunities for companies to embrace Industry 4.x and the Internet of Things in the supply chain and manufacturing environments.

    Dr Papanagnou is a member of the Operational Research (OR) Society, he has been an advisory member of the European Commission Technical Working Group on best environmental management practices in the car manufacturing sector and a stakeholder for the Flexible Manufacturing SIG Workshop at Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the International Journal of Strategic Engineering Advisory Board and was awarded the CILT(UK) LRN Conference 2022 Professor Martin Christopher Best Paper Award Research Excellence for his paper: The impact of commodity price volatility on share price within the stainless steel supply chain: The past, present and future.



    Teaching Activity

    • Logistics and Transportation (MSc)
    • Research Methods (MSc)


    Programme Director:

    • MSc in Supply Chain Management
    • MSc in Engineering Management

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

    Education/Academic qualification

    MSc, Information Engineering, City University

    PhD, Control Engineering, City University

    External positions

    University of Sterling

    1 Oct 202230 Sept 2026


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