Centre for Logistics and Sustainability Analytics

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Centre for Logistics and Sustainability Analytics (CeLSA)

Director of CeLSA | Dr Ramin Raeesi

The Centre for Logistics and Sustainability Analytics (CeLSA) is a leading research centre which aims to address a wide range of transport, logistics, and supply chain problems with sustainability considerations. The centre has a world-class research portfolio in management science and operational research and works closely with key academic and industrial partners on various interdisciplinary research projects backing the UK’s ambitions for leading a net-zero emissions future.

World class research on logistics and sustainability analytics

The work of our world-leading experts at the CeLSA focuses on the application of mathematical modelling and optimisation, simulation and data analytics on a wide range of transport and logistics problems with a particular focus on the sustainability of operations. We regularly collaborate with industrial partners to improve their operations through advanced computational models and help them to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to overcome their complex operational problems. 

The CeLSA is also a UK leading research centre in supporting the UK’s move towards net-zero emissions by leading ground-breaking research projects on the decarbonisation of the road and maritime transport sectors. Our interdisciplinary research, in collaboration with our academic and business partners, is missioned to accelerate the adoption of clean fuel options such as hydrogen and electricity by the transport sector through the development of innovative and sustainable solutions.  

Our researchers also collaborate closely with the 3i Network, particularly on the theme “Marine and Maritime Challenges”. The Interregional Internationalisation Initiative University Network (3i Network) is a collaboration founded by Universiteit Gent, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the University of Kent and the Université de Lille. The main goal of the network is to bring together universities, regional governments and the private sector/civil society to work on challenges common to Flanders, Kent and the Hauts-de-France. 

World-leading experts

Researchers from the CeLSA regularly collaborate with industry partners to improve their operations through the use of advanced computational models.

The aims of the Centre for Logistics and Sustainability Analytics are:

  • To concentrate on new applied research developments in the area of supply chain, transport and logistics using mathematical optimisation and data analytics. This tackles real-life problems arising both in the public and the private sectors.
  • To be at the forefront of theoretical and practical research in the general areas of sustainable logistics and transport, humanitarian logistics and disaster management, optimisation under uncertainty, supply chain resilience and risk management, road, maritime, air, rail and multi-modal transport and shared resources in logistics.
  • To act as a focal point to attract visiting scholars, research fellowships, PhD and MSc by research in the areas of operational research and data analytics with a special emphasis on transport and logistics sustainability.
  • To assist companies in tackling complex strategic, tactical and operational problems that require modelling and expertise in quantitative techniques such as optimisation, especially in the area of transport and logistics.
  • To disseminate cutting-edge knowledge through scientific and executive talks, seminars, forums, workshops and courses.
  • To facilitate internal and external collaborations and develop multidisciplinary research.