PhD Project: Food Waste in Qatar

Fresh Food In Garbage Can To Illustrate Waste

Supervisor: Dr Emel Aktas

Applications are invited from potential PhD students with a background in operations research, industrial engineering, logistics and supply chain management.

Cranfield School of Management is leading an exciting research project on food waste in Qatar, with particular focus on waste incurred in the food supply chain due to associated operations as well as demand of customers including the hospitality sector and end-consumers. As part of this research project we invite applications from researchers with exposure to soft and hard operational research methods, including problem structuring and simulation. The research work is expected to have strong elements of quantitative data analysis and modelling. You are expected to provide a research proposal of maximum 20 pages including Introduction, Literature Review and Methodology sections.

If successful, along with your PhD you will be working in an international team of seven unpacking the food waste situation in Qatar from a logistics and supply chain management point of view.

Please contact Dr Emel Aktas with your CV to receive applicant information pack and guidelines for proposal preparation.

Admission requirements:

  • A minimum of a 2:1 (or equivalent) at first degree level is preferred.
  • Candidates should satisfy Cranfield School of Management admission criteria. Please see Admission Requirements for English language requirements.


  • Funding is available for the project. Deadline for submitting PhD research proposals is 7th August 2015.



Posted on July 20, 2015, in Supply Chain and Logistics Management and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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