Researchers at UCD


Pezhman Ghadimi

Assistant Professor of Engineering Management

School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Engineering and Materials Science Centre
University College Dublin (UCD)
Dublin 4

Tel: +353(01) 716 1716


Pezhman Ghadimi received the M.Eng. degree in industrial engineering from University Technology Malaysia (UTM), in 2011 and the Ph.D. degree in industrial engineering and operations management from University of Limerick (UL), Limerick, Ireland, in 2015. From 2012 to 2015, besides his Ph.D. research, he was employed as a researcher at Engineering Research Centre (ERC), UL, to conduct research in the area of knowledge management and product lifecycle management.
He is currently employed as a lecturer in Engineering Management at the School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering at the University College Dublin (UCD). His research interests spans a number of areas. He has been active in sustainability, procurement, Multi-Agent Systems as well as operations research and designing assessment techniques. He pursues theoretical research on the area of sustainable supply chain management and operations.


Honours and Awards

Year: 2015.
Title: Second Best PhD student Award in Engineering in Europe and Russia


Association: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), Function/Role: Member


Committee : ME Engineering with Business Steering Committee
Committee : MEngSc Engineering Management Steering Committee


Employer: UCD
Position: Assistant Professor
Employer: University of Limerick
Position: Lecturer and Tutor
Employer: University of Science and Technology of Mazandaran
Position: Lecturer
Employer: University Technology Malaysia
Position: Research Assistant


Year 2016 Institution: University of Limerick
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 2011 Institution: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Qualification: MEng Subject:
Year 2008 Institution: Mazandaran University of Science & Tech - Iran
Qualification: BEng Subject:


Client: Taam Locomotive Aria

Journals Edited

Journal Of Simulation: Reviewer.
International Journal Of Knowledge-Based Organizations: Reviewer.
European Journal Of Operational Research: Reviewer.
International Journal Of Production Research: Reviewer.
Journal Of Cleaner Production: Reviewer.
Computers And Industrial Engineering: Reviewer.



P Ghadimi, M Khoei, M Kashefi (2011) Sustainable Product Design Assessment: toward Sustainable Manufacturing. Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. [Details]

Book Chapters

Azadnia, AH, Ghadimi, P, Mat Saman, MZ, Wong, KY, Sharif, S (2011) 'Supplier Selection: A Hybrid Approach Using ELECTRE and Fuzzy Clustering' In: Azizah Abd Manaf, Akram Zeki, Mazdak Zamani, Suriayati Chuprat, Eyas El-Qawasmeh (eds). Informatics Engineering and Information Science. Holland: Springer International Publishing. [Details]
MR Khoei, M Kashefi, P Ghadimi, AH Azadnia, MRA Rani (2011) 'Order Processing in Supply Chain Management with Developing an Information System Model: An Automotive Manufacturing Case Study' In: Azizah Abd Manaf, Shamsul Sahibuddin, Rabiah Ahmad, Salwani Mohd Daud, Eyas El-Qawasmeh (eds). Informatics Engineering and Information Science. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag GmbH. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

P Ghadimi, F Ghassemi Toosi, C Heavey (2017) 'A Multi-Agent Systems Approach for Sustainable Supplier Selection and Order Allocation in a Partnership Supply Chain'. European Journal of Operational Research, . [Details]
P Ghadimi, A Dargi, C Heavey (2017) 'Sustainable supplier performance scoring using audition check-list based fuzzy inference system: a case application in automotive spare part industry'. Computers and Industrial Engineering, . [Details]
P Ghadimi, A Dargi, C Heavey (2016) 'Making sustainable sourcing decisions: practical evidence from the automotive industry'. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, . [DOI] [Details]
P Ghadimi, AH Azadnia, C Heavey, A Dolgui, B Can (2015) 'A review on the buyer-supplier dyad relationships in sustainable procurement context: past, present and future'. International Journal of Production Research, . [Details]
P Ghadimi, AH Azadnia, NM Yusof, MZM Saman (2012) 'A weighted fuzzy approach for product sustainability assessment: a case study in automotive industry'. Journal of Cleaner Production, . [Details]
P Ghadimi, N Mohd Yusof, MZ Mat Saman, M Asadi (2013) 'Methodologies for measuring sustainability of product/process: a review'. Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology, . [Details]
AH Azadnia, P Ghadimi, MZM Saman, KY Wong, C Heavey (2013) 'An integrated approach for sustainable supplier selection using fuzzy logic and fuzzy AHP'. Applied Mechanics and Materials, . [Details]
M Daniels, P Ghadimi, I Lanning, C Heavey, A Ryan, M Southern (2013) 'An Engineering Prototype Workflow Management System'. IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), . [Details]
AH Azadnia, S Taheri, P Ghadimi, MZ Mat Saman, KY Wong (2013) 'Order batching in warehouses by minimizing total tardiness: a hybrid approach of weighted association rule mining and genetic algorithms'. The Scientific World Journal, . [Details]
AH Azadnia, MZM Saman, KY Wong, P Ghadimi, N Zakuan (2012) 'Sustainable supplier selection based on self-organizing map neural network and multi criteria decision making approaches'. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, . [Details]

Other Journals

A H Azadnia, P Ghadimi (2017) 'An integrated approach of fuzzy quality function deployment and fuzzy multi-objective programming for sustainable supplier selection and order allocation' Journal of optimization in industrial engineering . [Details]
P Ghadimi, NM Yusof, MZM Saman (2011) 'A graphical user interface (GUI) for assessing the sustainability level of manufactured products: an automotive component case study' PERINTIS eJournal . [Details]

Conference Publications

P Ghadimi, C Heavey (2014) MASOS: A multi-agent system simulation framework for sustainable supplier evaluation and order allocation 2014 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) [Details]
P Ghadimi, C Heavey (2014) Sustainable supplier selection in medical device industry: toward sustainable manufacturing 21st CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering [Details]
P Ghadimi, C Heavey (2013) A Review of applications of agent-based modelling and simulation in supplier selection problem 8th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation (EUROSIM) [Details]
AH Azadnia, P Ghadimi, MM Aghdam (2012) A Hybrid Model of Data Mining and MCDM Methods for Estimating Customer Lifetime Value 41st International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering [Details]
F Panahifar, P Ghadimi, AH Azadnia, C Heavey, PJ Byrne (2013) A study on CPFR implementation critical factors for the automotive spare part industry 8th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation (EUROSIM) [Details]
M Daniels, I Lanning, P Ghadimi, C Heavey, A Ryan, M Southern (2013) Product Lifecycle Management Requirements Gathering: Industrial Pilot Cases 7th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management, and Control [Details]

Published Reports

P Ghadimi, G Iacobellis, M Clemente, M Daniels, W Ukovich (2015) Final validation report for Advanced Platform for Manufacturing Engineering and Product Lifecycle Management. Fraunhofer-IAO, Stuttgart. [Details]
M Daniels, P Ghadimi, I Lanning, C Heavey (2012) First Workflow Integration and Management for Advanced Platform for Manufacturing Engineering and Product Lifecycle Management. Fraunhofer-IAO, Stuttgart. [Details]


Research Interests

- Sustainable supply chain design
- Sustainable product/service
- Multi-agent systems
- Sustainable sourcing
- Multi criteria decision making
- Data mining



Modules Coordinated

201600   MEEN40990     Mechanical Engineering: Production Systems Analysis
201600   BMGT2002J     Business Management: Global Ops & Supply Chain Mgt
201600   MIS2001J     Management Information Systems: Business Analytics
201600   MIS3001J     Management Information Systems: Decision Analytics


Internal Collaborators

V Hargaden, Engineering Management
N Papakostas, Engineering Management
A Ní Annaidh, Mechanical Engineering

External Collaborators

C Heavey, University of Limerick
J Walsh, Shannon Coil Springs
A Ryan, University of Limerick
K Mulqueen, Intel
D Sheil, Aerogen
I Lanning, GE


A Dolgui, Ecole des Mines de Nantes
O Battaia, Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace
B Maccarthy, University of Nottingham
A Villa, Politecnico di Torino
J Lentes, IAO Fraunhofer
R Korf, USU Software AG
J Hagemann, Mercedes-Benz Technology Group

Rest of the world:

H Fazlollahtabar, Mazandaran University of Science and Technology
AH Azadnia, Azad University, Science & Research Branch