Research grant on last-mile deliveries with electric vehicles

Project consortium receives major grant for research project on last-mile deliveries with electric vehicles
Photo: Marcelo Hernandez

Happy to finally start working on a major research project funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). The project aims at a large-scale roll-out of electric vehicles for last-mile deliveries in several German cities and will be conducted in collaboration with major parcel delivery companies UPS, Hermes, DPD, and GLS, automotive manufacturers Daimler and Volkswagen, and other partners from industry and academia.

Press release (in German)

Asvin Goel and Steffen Pottel receive grant

P-Rank: a publication ranking

P-Rank is a new service intended to increase visibility of researchers with notable publication output. You can find the tool here.

P-Rank provides a publication ranking based on the weighted publication output per author. The weights are obtained from journal lists and the number of co-authors. It is possible to select your favourite journal list from various alternatives. Also, P-Rank allows to adjust the way in which co-authored publications are counted.

In order to better acknowledge the publication output of young scholars, P-Rank provides multiple versions of each ranking, where in each version only those articles which have been published since a particular year are considered. Similarly, P-Rank allows to restrict the ranking to certain regions and countries in order to acknowledge potential differences in the research environment.

The service is based on publication data from ORCID and it is easy to connect your ORCID record. If you already have all your publications visible in your ORCID record, your data may directly be recognised by the service and you only need to connect your ORCID iD in the author profile section. After connecting your ORCID iD, you can review the list of your publications. If some of your publications are missing in the list, please follow the instructions in the note below the list of publications.

Make sure your excellent work is recognised!

Handelsblatt BWL Ranking 2014

In the recent Handelsblatt BWL Ranking 2014, I was listed among the top researchers in business studies:

  • Rank 42 in the category “Research output within the last 5 years”
  • Rank 183 in the category “Life-time research achievement”

The Handelsblatt BWL Ranking 2014 is based on the publication output of German-speaking researchers in business studies.

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The 2014 Best Paper in Transportation Science & Logistics

M. Grazia Speranza, Thibaut Vidal, Asvin Goel, and Rajesh Ganesan at the TSL Best Paper Award ceremony

At the annual INFORMS meeting 2014 in San Francicso my paper Hours of Service Regulations in Road Freight Transport: An Optimization-based International Assessment that I have co-authored with Thibaut Vidal has been honoured with the TSL Best Paper Award.

The award is given every year to an outstanding journal paper in the field of transportation science and logistics. At the meeting I had the opportunity to present the paper.

TSL Best Paper Award

2014 INFORMS TSL Best Paper Award

Science Award for Supply Chain Management 2014

Every year, the German Logistics Association (BVL) recognises innovative work of high practical relevance with the Science Award for Supply Chain Management. This year I was invited to present my work on hours of service regulations in road freight transport as finalist at the 31st International Supply Chain Conference in Berlin. Well, I didn’t win the award, however, in times where academic works that are not conducted in joint research with industry are too often defamed as irrelevant results of the ivory tower, I was positively surprised that my (rather theoretical) results have made it to the finals.