Miss Azar Mahmoum Gonbadi


Management School

Research Associate (ReTraCE Project)

Early Stage Researcher

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Miss Azar Mahmoum Gonbadi
Management School

Azar MahoumGonbadi is an Early Stage Researcher and a PhD scholar at the University of Sheffield. She has a masters degree in Industrial Engineering from Urmia University, Iran. Her MSc dissertation is on developing a fuzzy expert system for prioritization of heterogeneous customers with different needs. After that, she worked as a Production Planning expert at Orum Sanat Saman, a company active in the automotive industry in Iran.

As an Early Stage Researcher based at USFD, UK, her research is mainly focusing on practical problems arising in closed-loop supply chains (CLSC), where product returns and recovery are possible through several modes. A mathematical model for handling such situations will be developed to design a CLSC based on Circular Economy principles.


PhD - Sheffield University Management School, University of Sheffield

MSc Industrial Engineering - Urmia University

BA Industrial Engineering - Urmia University of Technology

Research interests
  • Production, supply chain and operations management
  • Supply chain and logistics management
  • Production and distribution systems
  • Resource allocation
  • Circular economy
  • Closed-loop supply chain network design
  • Data mining
  • Operations research
  • Metaheuristics
  • Multiple criteria decision making
  • Robust optimisation

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Mahmoum Gonbadi A, Genovese A & Sgalambro A (2019) A Review of the Penetration of Sustainability Criteria in Closed-Loop Supply Chain. 8th International Workshop – Advances in Cleaner Production (pp 127-128). Sanya,China, 13 November 2019 - 15 November 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download



Marie-Curie Scholarship, European Union's Horizon 2020