Dr Athanasios Rentizelas


Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management

Personal statement

I am a lecturer B in engineering management at the University of Strathclyde, Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management. My research vision is to make a real impact and inform policy in moving towards a more sustainable society. My primary research focus is on sustainable supply chains, reverse supply chains, bio-based value chains and the wider energy sector, adopting a whole systems approach for system modeling and optimisation.

Prizes and awards

Web of Science ‘Highly Cited Paper’ award
Paper nomination for ‘Voss Prize’
Outstanding reviewer award
Outstanding Reviewer Award
Teaching Excellence Award

more prizes and awards


  • PhD (2007) from the National Technical University of Athens (Sector of Industrial Management and Operational Research, School of Mechanical  Engineering) on “Supply Chain Optimization Models: Application in the Case of Energy Exploitation of Multiple Biomass Sources”
  • MSc in Operations Management (2002) at UMIST, Manchester UK with scholarship. Graduation with Distinction. Thesis title: “Power in Supply Chain Relationships: A Comparative Study between the Greek and the UK Electricity Sectors”.
  • Chartered Mechanical Engineer (2002) from the Technical Chamber of Greece (No ΤΕΕ 91720).
  • MEng (2001) in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. Thesis title: “Accreditation of the Laboratory for Testing Materials of the Public Power Corporation by EN45001”


Multi-criteria efficiency assessment of international biomass supply chain pathways using data envelopment analysis
Rentizelas Athanasios, Costa Melo Isotilia, Alves Junior Paulo Nocera, Campoli Jessica Suarez, do Nascimento Rebelatto Daisy Aparecida
Journal of Cleaner Production Vol 237 (2019)
An innovative eco-intensity based method for assessing extended supply chain environmental sustainability
Tuni Andrea, Rentizelas Athanasios
International Journal of Production Economics Vol 217, pp. 126-142 (2019)
An integrative approach to assess environmental and economic sustainability in multi-tier supply chains
Tuni Andrea, Rentizelas Athanasios, Chinese Damiana
Production Planning and Control (2019)
Reverse logistics optimisation model for end-of-life wind turbine blades waste composites
Rentizelas A, Trivyza NL, Lichtenegger G
25th International Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (2019)
Supporting product distribution decisions of smallholder farmers
Rentizelas A, Fuchigami H Y, Tuni A, Severino M R, Melo I C
25th International Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (2019)
A decision support model for assisting smallholder farmers on bidding to supply to institutional markets
Fuchigami HY, Barbosa LQ, Severino MR, Rentizelas A, Tuni A
25th International Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (2019)

more publications


  • Operational Research / Decision Sciences
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Quality Management
  • Production Management
  • Energy Economics

Research interests

My aim is to make a real impact in moving towards a more sustainable world, with the primary research focus being on extended supply chains, reverse supply chains and the wider energy sector.

More specifically, my research interests lie in: 

  • Sustainability assessment and performance improvement in extended supply chains;

  • Reverse supply chain design and optimization;

  • Digitally enabled supply chains;

  • Biobased value chains modeling and optimisation;

  • Energy-related supply chains, such as the unconventional Oil & Gas.


Professional activities

EURO 2020 Sustainable Supply Chains Summer School (PhD School)
Member of programme committee
EURO III Sustainable Supply Chains Conference
Member of programme committee
Invited speaker
2nd International Conference on Modelling and Optimisation of Ship Energy Systems
Logistics (Journal)
Guest editor
External PhD Examiner
External Examiner

more professional activities


Arran Hospitality Sector Circular Economy (Award £9,999)
Rentizelas, Athanasios (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2019
SCF GCRF Global ChallengeUnderstanding the challenges smallholder farmers are facing towards commercialisation of their produce in developing countries: the case of Malawi (Award £24,200)
Rentizelas, Athanasios (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2019
Supporting vulnerable small local farmers in Brazil distribute their products and improve their standard of living (Newton Fund Institutional Links 2017)
Rentizelas, Athanasios (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2020
SFC-GCRF: Developing evidence on leveraging ethical sourcing for improving small holder farmer livelihoods in developing countries
Rentizelas, Athanasios (Principal Investigator) MacKenzie, Niall (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2018
KTP - James Johnston
Butler, David (Principal Investigator) Hernandez, Jose Luis (Co-investigator) Hird, Abigail (Co-investigator) Rentizelas, Athanasios (Co-investigator)
20-Jan-2017 - 19-Jan-2020
Large scale demonstration of new circular economy value-chains based on the reuse of end-of-life: FiberEUse (H2020-IND-CE-2016-17)
Ijomah, Winifred (Principal Investigator) Ren, Jinchang (Co-investigator) Rentizelas, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Windmill, James (Co-investigator) Xirouchakis, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2021

more projects


Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management
James Weir Building

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