Dr Reza Zanjirani Farahani


Dr. Farahani is an Associate Professor of Operations Management and also the head of Operations Research/ Management Science (OR/MS) research group at Kingston Business School (KBS). Currently, his research focus is on disaster management and aligning business models in circular economy, e.g., fashion closed-loop supply chains, charity logistics, epidemics/ pandemics, humanitarian operations and healthcare operations. He is a guest editor for a special issue in the European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR) on "the role of Operational Research in the future epidemics/ pandemics" with Prof. Rubén Ruiz García (Universitat Politècnica de València) and Prof. Luk N. Van Wassenhove (INSEAD Technology and Operations Management).

Dr. Farahani is a senior editor (SE) in Disaster Management department of the Production & Operations Management (POM) journal. He is also an associate editor (AE) in Transportation Research Part E (Elsevier) and IMA Journal of Management Mathematics (Oxford journals). In the past, he has been Teaching Associate in Cambridge Judge Business School (3 years), Research Fellow (grade A) at National University of Singapore (2 years), and Associate Professor and Assistance Professor at Amirkabir University of Technology (5.5 years). Besides, he was co-chair of POMS 2019 conference in the UK together with Prof. Constantin Blome (University of Sussex) and Prof. Feryal Erhun (University of Cambridge).

Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor


  • PG Cert. in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, Kingston University, London
  • PhD (Hons: Industrial Engineering), Sharif University of Technology
  • MSc (Hons: Industrial Engineering), Amirkabir University of Technology
  • BSc (Hons: Industrial Engineering), Sharif University of Technology

Teaching and learning

Postgraduate courses taught


Areas of specialism

  • Disaster management/ Humanitarian operations
  • Circular economy
  • Healthcare operations
  • Fashion supply chain
  • Logistics network design

Research student supervision

Main supervision

Other supervision


Business, knowledge transfer and international

Industry links

  • Fashion industry
  • NGOs and charities
  • Retailers
  • City councils
  • Recycling firms