• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    Personal profile


    Dr. Muhammad Azmat is a young researcher and lecturer at the Department of Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management at Aston University. He comes from a Business and management background, with a PhD in transport, logistics and supply chain management and a Masters in supply chain management from one of Europe’s finest Business universities in Vienna, Austria (accredited by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA). He also holds an MBA in Supply Chain Management from one of the leading business universities in Pakistan. Besides, Dr. Azmat is an alumnus of the Oxford Leadership Program, Saïd Business School, Transport Study Unit, University of Oxford. There he completed two modules on the Global Challenges in transport, for which he was awarded a scholarship, twice.
    In his brief academic career, Dr. Azmat has developed hybrid research interests, which fall right in the centre of disruptive technologies, consumer’s perspective and innovative business applications. He has accomplished international projects with organizations like the Federal Procurement Agency of Austria (BBG), Highway authorities and concessioners like ASFINAG (Austria), AISCAT (Italy), Brisa (Portugal), IBTTA (USA) and Not for Profit Organizations like Kühne Foundation (Switzerland). The focus of these projects was to identify the potential impact of disruptive technologies of the 21st century like electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, Mobility 4.0, Logistics 4.0, big data and the internet of things on different business sectors. Muhammad has presented several novel ideas of using these technological advancements in commercial and humanitarian setups, for instance, a combined approach of using autonomous vehicles and drones for greater agility and minimizing time delays due to human involvement during humanitarian relief operation. Furthermore, some of his recommendations for the future of highways and highway infrastructure is under review for pilot testing and applications.

    PhD Supervision

    I am available for PhD supervision in the following areas:

    1. Innovation in Mobility (Sustainable Urban mobility, Autonomous and Connected vehicles [AVs/CAVs], Shared mobility platforms, and Logistics 4.0)
    2. Supply Chain Management (Humanitarian and Commercial, and industry 4.0)

    Contact Details

    You may reach me via the following:

    Email: [email protected]

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mazmat/

    Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/mazm_at/

    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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

    Jan 2016Sept 2019

    Award Date: 30 Sept 2019

    MSc, Supply Chain Management, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

    Oct 2013Sept 2015

    MBA, Supply Chain Management, Iqra University (Karachi)

    Jan 2012Sept 2013

    External positions

    Visiting Faculty, “POLITEHNICA” University of Bucharest

    Sept 2019Oct 2019

    External Lecturer, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

    Jan 2016 → …


    • H Social Sciences (General)
    • Transport
    • Logistics
    • Supply chain management
    • Logistics 4.0
    • Innovation in Mobility
    • Autonomous and Connected Vehicles
    • Humanitarian logistics and Supply Chain


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