My name is Azar, an ESR at the University of Sheffield. I hold a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Urmia University (Iran). In my MSc dissertation, I developed a fuzzy expert system for prioritization of heterogeneous customers with different needs. After my graduation, and before joining ReTraCE as an ESR, I worked as a
Production Planning expert at Orum Sanat Saman, a company active in the automotive industry in Iran.


As an Early Stage Researcher based at USFD (UK), I will focus on practical problems arising in closed-loop supply chains, where product returns and recovery are possible through several modes. A mathematical model for handling such situations will be developed, along with a meta-heuristic algorithm aimed at dealing with large and complex instances coming from real-world problems.


Journal Papers

MahmoumGonbadi, A., Genovese, A., Sgalambro, A. (2021) Closed-loop supply chain design for the transition towards a circular economy: A systematic literature review of methods, applications and current gaps. Journal of Cleaner Production 323 129101.

Conference Papers

MahmoumGonbadi, A., Calzolari, T., Genovese, A. (2019). Circular Economy practices adoption in the White Goods Industry in Europe: Review of the State-of-the-practice. International Conference on Resource Sustainability, Univesity College of Ireland, Dublin. DOI: 10.15131/

MahmoumGonbadi, A., Genovese, A., Sgalambro, A. (2019). A Review of the Penetration of Sustainability Criteria in Closed-Loop Supply Chain. 8th International Workshop – Advances in Cleaner Production, Sanya, China.

MahmoumGonbadi, A., Genovese, A., Sgalambro, A. (2019). Network Design Models for Closed-Loop Supply Chains: A Literature Review and a Research Agenda. Twenty-first International Working Seminar on Production Economics, Innsbruck, Austria.

MahmoumGonbadi, A., Genovese, A., Sgalambro, A. (2021). Circular Economy and Closed-Loop Supply Chains: a missing link? International Working Seminar on Production Economics, Innsbruck, Austria.


Alexandre de Lima, F., MahmoumGonbadi, A., (2021). Empowering The Circular Economy Transition Through Stewardship: A Critical Vignette (

Arsova, S., Mahmoungonbadi, A. (2020). The virtual ReTraCE Roundtable for Industry and Policy Makers. Blogpost (

MahmoumGonbadi, A., Calzolari, T., Oliveria, M., (2020) You may want to change the way you buy clothes…Blogpost (

Youtube Videos

MahmoumGonbadi, A., (2021). Circular Economy-led closed loop supply chains (

MahmoumGonbadi, A., (2021). Models and methods for the design of Circular Supply Chains (