• Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Industrial Distribution
  • Harvey Hubbell Professor of Industrial Distribution
  • Associate Director of Supply Chain Resilience & Sustainability, Texas A&M Energy Institute
  • Co-Director, Global Value Chains Program, Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy, The Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • Associate Director, Supply Chain Management & Applied Operations Research, Texas A&M Center for Applied Technology
  • Professor of Supply Chain Management, Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy, The Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • Affiliated Faculty, Multidisciplinary Engineering
Eleftherios Iakovou

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cornell University – 1992
  • M.Sc., Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cornell University – 1990
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – 1987

Research Interests

    • Resilient and Sustainable Integrated Energy and Manufacturing Supply Chains
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Inventory Management
    • Intermodal & Maritime Logistics
    • Port Management
    • Global Logistics & Free Trade Facilitation
    • Manufacturing & Production Systems
    • Humanitarian Logistics
    • Emergency Response Management
    • Supply Chain Strategy and Policy-Making

Selected Publications

  • Mallidis I., Despoudi S., Dekker R., Iakovou E., Vlachos D., 2020. “The Impact of Sulphur Limit Fuel Regulations on Maritime Supply Chain Network Design”; Annals of Operations Research, 294; pp. 677-695.
  • Chang Y., Iakovou E., and Shi W., 2020. “Blockchain in Global Supply Chains and Cross Border Trade: A Critical Synthesis of the State-of-the-Art, Challenges and Opportunities”; International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 58, No. 7, pp. 2082-2099, DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2019.1651946.
  • Yakavenka V., Mallidis I., Vlachos D., Iakovou E., Zafeiriou E., 2020. “Development of a Multi-Objective Model for the Design of Sustainable Supply Chains: The Case of Perishable Products”; Annals of Operations Research; 294, pp. 593-621, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10479-019-03434-5.
  • Aifadopoulou, G., Mallidis, I., Vlachos, D., Grau, J.M.S., Iakovou, E., 2020. “Development of a “Fair” Marketplace for On-Demand Capacity Matching”; Transportation Research Record; Vol. 2674 No. 3, pp. 46-56, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198120909107.
  • Bechtsis, D., Tsolakis N., Vlachos D., Iakovou E., 2021. “A Data Sharing Framework for Data-Driven Resilient, Secure and Sustainable Supply Chains”; International Journal of Production Research; Accepted Jul 7 2021, Published online, Aug 31, 2021; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2021.1957506.
  • Chang Y., Keblis M., Li R., Iakovou E., White C.C. III., 2022. “Misinformation and Disinformation in Modern Warfare”; Operations Research; Accepted for Publication, Nov 2021, Published online Feb 18 2022; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1287/opre.2021.2253.
  • “How to build more Secure, Resilient, Next-Gen U.S. Supply Chains”, Eleftherios Iakovou, Chelsea C. White III, Brookings Institute TechStream, Dec 3, 2020; https://www.brookings.edu/techstream/how-to-build-more-secure-resilient-next-gen-u-s-supply-chains/