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Mehdi Foumani

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Mehdi Foumani (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor at the School of Intelligent Business and Finance. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Operations Management from Monash University, and M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tehran. His research focuses on Sustainable Supply Chains, Smart & Lean Manufacturing, Logistics, Optimizationand Simulation. Dr. Foumani has worked at Monash University, the University of Melbourne, and the University of Sydney to gain experience both in academia and industry. He has worked as a research fellow in Monash University and the University of Melbourne, mainly in the area of energy management, sustainable transport and logistics. As a industry project lead in the University of Sydney, he has received an industry research grant to explore how heuristic procedures can be used for a Pit-to-Port integration and creation of a digital twin concept.

Research interests

Sustainable Supply Chains

Smart and Lean Manufacturing

Logistics and Transportation

Optimization and Simulation

Supply Chain Digital Transformation


Research Project Lead, Rio Tinto Ltd. , 2020-2022

Senior Research Fellow, the University of Sydney, 2020-2022

Sennior Research Fellow, the University of Melbourne, 2018-2020

Research Fellow, Monash University, 2017-2018


IFB315TC Supply Chain Modelling and Optimisation

IFB301TC Final Year Project

IFB201TC Inventory and warehouse management

IFB208TC Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma

IFB106TC Demand Forecasting & Management

IFB002TC Essentials of Intelligent Supply Chain

Awards and honours

Rio Tinto Industry Grant Funding, University of Sydney

Albert Shimmins Research Award, University of Melbourne

Best paper award, 45th International Conference on Computers Industrial Engineering

Best paper award , IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

Postgraduate Publication Award, Monash University

Quality Scholarly Research Output Award, Monash University 

Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Monash University

Monash Graduate Scholarship, Monash University

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. in Operations Management, Monash University - 2016

M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, the University of Tehran - 2009

B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Azad Universaity -2005

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  • Staff


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