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Dr Shuya Zhong joined the University of Bath in 2023. Her research focuses on enhancing the logistics and supply chain systems by applying the operations research methods (mainly mathematical modelling and optimisation). Her goal is to improve the operations efficiency, sustainability, and resilience. She works on logistics and supply chain decisions in two contexts – the first one is in warehousing and transportation in business-to-consumer (B2C) or business-to-business (B2B) markets. The key research question she is addressing is that "How can we make smarter decisions for warehousing and transportation under new scenarios?" The second context is in renewable energies such as offshore wind or hydrogen. The key question she looks at is that "How can we reshape offshore wind or hydrogen supply chains to promote cheaper and cleaner renewable energies?"

She is specifically interested in the following areas:

  • Intelligent warehousing and transportation in B2C / B2B: warehouse control, order fulfilment / picking / batching, inventory management, warehouse automation, transportation planning, last mile delivery, integrated supply chain decision-making, circular economy, e-commerce, manufacturing process, facility location-allocation, supplier selection
  • Smart decisions in offshore wind / hydrogen supply chains: operations and maintenance scheduling, integrated supply chain decision-making, logistics planning, supply chain network design, facility location, stakeholder assessment / selection
  • Operations research methodologies: mixed-integer programming, multi-objective optimisation, simulation modelling, multi-criteria decision-making, evolutionary algorithms

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (MILT)

Award Date: 1 Jan 2023

Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Award Date: 1 Aug 2022

Lecturer, Department of Engineering, University of Exeter

20202023

Postdoctoral researcher, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

20182020

Postdoctoral researcher, The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific, National University of Singapore

20162018

Doctor of Philosophy, Management Science and Engineering, "Operations and Maintenance of Offshore Wind Farms", Shanghai University

20132016

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