Dr Mehran Samavati

Management School

Lecturer in Operational Research


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Dr Mehran Samavati
Management School
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
S10 1FL

Dr Samavati obtained his PhD in Operational Research (Operations Research) from University of New South Wales, Australia. Before joining University of Sheffield, he was a post-doctoral research fellow for 3.5 years at Rio Tinto Centre for Mine Automation (RTCMA), located at the University of Sydney, Australia. During his time at RTCMA, Dr Samavati conducted research for the Rio Tinto mining company (one of the world's largest and most prestigious companies in the mining industry) in the area of Mine Planning and Scheduling, Mine Automation, and Fleet Management. He developed state-of-the-art optimisation algorithms for various mine sites of the company to be used as the algorithmic core of the company's management systems. Dr Samavati has also conducted miscellaneous research projects for the mining sector, such as the analysis of a mine planning software package, called Fewzion, developed by the CommitWorks mine planning company in Australia.

  • PhD - University of New South Wales
  • MSc Industrial Engineering - University of Tehran
Research interests
  • Operations research
  • Applied optimisation with applications to supply chain management
  • Mine planning and scheduling
  • Manufacturing planning and scheduling
  • Healthcare
  • Energy planning

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

Theses / Dissertations

  • Samavati M (2017) New long-term production scheduling methodologies for open-pit mines. RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities

Postgraduate module: MGT6084 Logistics Systems