• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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    Room: N313


    Evanthia joined Aston University as a Lecturer in Supply Chain Engineering in January 2022. Prior to that, she worked as a Research Associate in UK-Centric Supply Chains project where she conducted research and delivered consulting support to Small and Medium Enterprises in the supply chain, strategic and operations management areas. She has also worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Operations and Information Management Department at Aston Business School.

    Since 2010, she has been studying and working within an engineering and applied sciences setting, integrating theory and practice and that is an enduring and central aspect of her working life. Evanthia holds PhD and MSc degrees in Supply Chain Management from Aston University and MEng in Civil/Transportation Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. She is a Qualified Licensed Engineer, and her research work has been awarded by professional bodies and competitions (e.g., CIPS, DRA). In 2021 she was also awarded the James Cooper Memorial Cup Annual PhD Award from the CILT for making an original contribution to the field.

    Evanthia’s research centres on improving decision-making in complex systems, including supply chain and operations, in the context of transportation, logistics and manufacturing. Her primary work, performed in collaboration with multiple start-up and established organisations, focuses on supply chain upscaling. In particular, her work investigates how companies can meet a growing demand as well as market demand changes in emerging, highly complex and competitive settings, such as the electric vehicles market, through better supply chain design and capabilities investment decisions. Additionally, her work includes research on the optimal design of logistics and material flow systems with the use of simulation modelling and analysis.

    Research Interests

    • Supply Chain Design & Capabilities
    • Upscaling
    • Transportation and Logistics Systems
    • System Dynamics
    • Simulation for Decision-Making

    Teaching Activity

    • Management in Engineering Enterprises (MSc)
    • Supply Chain Management (MSc)


    • Certificate in System Thinking, MIT, School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management, USA, 2022.
    • PhD in Supply Chain Management, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, UK, 2021.
    • Qualified Licensed Engineer, Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE-TCG), 2021.
    • Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, 2020.
    • Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Level 7, Chartered Management Institute (CMI), 2018.
    • MSc in Supply Chain Management, Aston University, UK, 2017.
    • MEng in Civil Engineering, Specialising in Transport Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2015.


    • 2021-2022: Research Associate, UK-Centric Supply Chains project, Aston University
    • 2021-2022: Teaching Assistant, Aston Business School
    • 2019-2020: Research & Project Coordinator, UK-Centric Supply Chains project, Aston University
    • 2018-2019: Research Assistant, NextNet project, Aston University
    • 2014-2016: Supply Chain Coordinator, Thanos SA, Greece


    • Winner of the James Cooper Memorial Cup Annual PhD Award from the CILT, 2021.
    • Recognition Award in the category "Management & Social Sciences" from the DRA competition, 2021.
    • The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Prize for Outstanding results on MSc SCM, 2017/2018.
    • NTUA Thomaidion Award for Outstanding Publication in Conference Proceedings, 2016.
    • Award Certificate for the presentation “A simulation approach to quay-to-shore storage area container transfer problem” in International Transport Conference, 2015.

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) since 2021.
    • Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE-TCG) since 2021.
    • Member of the European Association of Operations Management (EurOMA) since 2019.

    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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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