Dr Arijit Bhattacharya is Associate Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management and Course Leader of MSc Operations and Logistics Management at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia. Prior to this appointment, he worked at Dubai Business School (University of Dubai), Brunel Business School (Brunel University London) and Dublin City University Business School (Dublin City University). He has taught on a number of undergraduate and post-graduate courses. He served both industries and academia. He is the recipient of prestigious Irish Research Council of Science, Engineering & Technology's Embark Initiative Post-doctoral Research Fellow in 2007. He has five years post-doctoral research experience at Dublin City University, Ireland. Arijit is a Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation, United Kingdom.

Till date he has published more than 70 articles in prominent international journals (including ABS 4, 3, 2-rated journals), refereed conferences and book chapters. He has experience of working as a Guest Editor of special issues of various prominent ABS 3 journals. Dr Bhattacharya has received research grants from various funding agencies including Irish Research Council for Science & Technology (now Irish Research Council). He actively collaborates with both industries and academia. Till date Arijit has supervised 45 MBA/MSc dissertations and one PhD thesis. 

Dr Bhattacharya is a reviewer of many ABS 4 and 3-rated journals. Till date he has served in 66 referred international conferences as a programme committee member. He worked as a track chair of British Academy of Management conferences in 2017 and 2018.

Arijit is a member of the International Association of Engineers, member of the IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society, Industrial Applications Technical Committee, member of the EURO Working Group Multi-Criteria Aid for Decisions (EWG-MCDA), member of the International Society on Multi Criteria Decision-Making, member of The Institution of Engineers (India), Chartered Engineer of The Institution of Engineers (India).

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of supply chain operations, particularly:

  • low-carbon / sustainable supply chain network design
  • game theory approach in manufacturing supply chains
  • strategic supplier selection and evaluation
  • circular economy and waste from perishable products 
  • digitalisation, automation and food industry
  • global supply chain resilience
  • lean operations


Academic Background

  • PhD from the Department of Production Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (2006); Field of research: Operations management and decision-making.
  • Master of Production Engineering (1999) from the Department of Production Engineering, Jadavpur University, India.
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (1996) from Jadavpur University, India.

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