Dr Emrah Demir is a Reader in the Logistics and Operations Management Section of the Cardiff Business School. He is also Program Director of MSc Logistics and Operations Management programme.

Before joining Cardiff University, Emrah worked as Assistant Professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands). He holds BEng and MSc degrees in Industrial Engineering from Baskent University (Turkey), and a PhD in Management Science from University of Southampton.

Emrah’s main research interest is positioned within the field of green logistics with respect to negative externalities of freight transportation. He has experience in teaching Logistics and Transportation, Operations Management, Project Management and Operational Research. Additionally, he supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students from a variety of academic backgrounds on a range of related subjects, including green vehicle routing, intermodal transportation, integrated transportation and etc. He is author and co-author to numerous research papers, book chapters and technical reports.

Emrah has the following editorial roles:

  • Area Editor (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) of Journal of Heuristics

  • Associate Editor of IMA Journal of Management Mathematics

  • Associate Editor of Frontiers in Future Transportation - Freight Transport and Logistics

  • A member of Editorial Board for OR Spectrum Journal


  • Green logistics
  • City logistics
  • Freight Transportation
  • Operational research
  • Metaheuristic algortihms


  • PhD in Management Science, 2012

    Southampton University

  • MSc in Industrial Engineering, 2008

    Baskent University

  • BEng Industrial Engineering, 2005

    Baskent University

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Container truck transportation routing as a Mixed Fleet Heterogeneous Dial-a-Ride Problem

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Hybrid adaptive large neighborhood search algorithm for the mixed fleet heterogeneous dial-a-ride problem

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A deteriorating inventory routing problem for an inland liquefied natural gas distribution network

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