Dr Ramin Raeesi

Senior Lecturer in Management Science,
Interim Director for the Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Optimisation
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Dr Ramin Raeesi


Dr Ramin Raeesi is a Senior Lecturer in Management Science and the Director of the Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Optimisation (CLHO) (interim), at the Department of Analytics, Operations and Systems, Kent Business School (KBS). He received his PhD in Management Science from Lancaster University Management School, where he won the 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. 

Research interests

Ramin’s main area of research corresponds mainly to optimisation problems that arise in supply chain, logistics and transport networks with a particular focus on decarbonisation. He is particularly interested in the vehicle routing problem and its extended applications in new fuel ecosystems such as that of electricity and hydrogen, and in routing and scheduling of mobile fuellers. Ramin is also actively conducting funded research on hydrogen supply chain design, new fuel and net-zero technologies adoption, maritime transportation, port operations, renewables and micro/smart grid optimisation, collaborative logistics, and infrastructure and fuel portability. Ramin’s research interest cover: 

  • Combinatorial optimisation
  • Exact and (meta-/mat) heuristic solution algorithms
  • Multi-objective optimisation
  • The vehicle routing problem
  • Electric and hydrogen-fuelled road/maritime transport
  •  Routing of mobile fuellers
  • Hydrogen supply chain design
  • Shared and collaborative logistics
  • Container terminal operations optimisation
  • Big data analytics
  • Renewable energy systems 

Research Projects and Grants

Ramin was/is the principal investigator of several funded projects on decarbonising the road and maritime transport sectors:


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


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

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