Portrait of Dr Ramin Raeesi

Dr Ramin Raeesi

Senior Lecturer in Management Science


Dr Ramin Raeesi is a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Management Science and a member of the Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Optimisation (CLHO), at Kent Business School (KBS). He is also a visiting researcher at the Centre for Transport and Logistics (CENTRAL) at Lancaster University Management School, and a member of the Future Energy Group at the University of Kent, which comprises 25 academics from across the university working on energy-related topics. Ramin received his PhD in Management Science from Lancaster University Management School, where he won Kingsman Prize 2019 for the best doctoral dissertation, and prior to joining KBS was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Operational Research at Brunel University London on a European Union’s Horizon 2020 project on the development of a green and sustainable ecosystem for the EU port of the future.  

Research interests

  • Combinatorial optimisation
  • Exact and (meta-) heuristic solution algorithms
  • Multi-objective optimisation
  • The vehicle routing problem
  • Electric and hydrogen-fuelled road transport
  • Shared and collaborative logistics
  • Container terminal operations optimisation
  • Big data analytics

Ramin’s main area of research relates to the development of mathematical models and solution algorithms for combinatorial optimisation problems that arise in the context of transport and logistics networks.

He is particularly interested in the vehicle routing problem with environmental considerations, and facilitating goods distribution using electric and hydrogen fuelled commercial vehicles.


Ramin teaches different topics in Business Analytics and Management Science and convenes the following modules: 


Ramin is interested in supervising proposals pertinent to the theory and application of Operational Research.

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