PD Dr. Ani Melkonyan

Since her studies in her homeland Armenia in economics and her post-graduate career at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) in Germany, Ani has become one of the leading environmental scientists and scenario building specialists at the UDE. Not only alongside the research project funded by the federal government on “Innovative Logistics for Sustainable Lifestyles” she developed new insights into e-food-supply-chains and rural-urban food supply, but also by constantly researching, publishing and lecturing in the sector of Agricultural SC as well as its role within a broader scope of a Water-Energy-Food Supply Nexus. Ani completed her habilitation in 2015 at the UDE in agricultural economics on “Climate Change Impact on Agriculture in Developing Economies” after she had received her PhD at the same university in the sector of environmental sciences. Currently she is a private docent at the UDE and FOM University and a scientific coordinator of the project NEMO at the Centre for Logistics and Traffic (ZLV) of the UDE where she also acts as a member of its Advisory Board. The interdisciplinary research project NEMO aims at elaborating a mobility concept alongside a renaturated riverside in Germany.
As she is strongly dedicated to developing new sustainable logistical solutions within an international and transdisciplinary environment, Ani presents herself to the ECoL Summer School yet for the third time and will contribute with her excellent knowledge base on the presented topic as well as with a wide portfolio of applied workshop tools and methods.

Prof. Dr. Bernd Noche

For more than 20 years Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Noche has been designing and optimising logistics chains. After his study of “Technical Cybernetics” which he finished as graduate engineer, he firstly worked as a research assistant at the University of Dortmund. From 1983-1987 he worked as a research associate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (formerly: Institute for Transport and Physical Goods Distribution) in Dortmund. Since 1987 he has been manager of the SimulationsDienstleistungsZentrum GmbH.

He started his career in 1982 and since then has been a consultant for the design and optimisation of logistic systems by means of simulation models. The support ranges from the planning of logistic systems, the test of controlling software to the installation of scheudling and simulation software. For many years he has engaged in developing logistic guidelines based on a holistic view including flow principles, customer and quality orientation.

In October 2000 he assumed the professorship in the area of Transport Systems and Logistics at the University of Duisburg-Essen (formerly Gerhard-Mercator University Duisburg). His working areas are: location planning in distribution logistics, acceptance of logistics systems, scheduling systems, simulation and planning of distribution centers, design of intermodal transport chains and monitoring of supply chain management systems.


Prof. Dr. Metin Türkay

Prof. Dr. Metin Turkay is a full professor of Industrial Engineering and Director of Koc-IBM Supply Chain Research Center. He received BS and MS degrees from METU and PhD degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He worked as Principal Consultant at Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan, on the development of optimization models and algorithms for supply chain management and logistics prior to joining Koc University in 2000. His research interests include optimization theory and algorithms and applications in sustainable supply chain management and logistics including intermodal transportation. He received AIChE/CAST Ted Peterson Student Paper Award in 1997, TUBITAK Young Scientist Encouragement Award in 2006, IBM Supported University Research Award in 2007, and an IBM Faculty Award in 2009.


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