Dr. Hamid AfshariPEng, PhD

Assistant Professor

Email: hamid.afshari@dal.ca
Mailing Address: 
Industrial Engineering PO Box 15000 Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Applied Optimization
  • Sustainability
  • Advanced technologies (I4.0, AM)

Ph.D. (Manitoba), Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
M.Sc. (Amirkabir), Industrial Engineering
MBA (IMI), Strategic Management

Google Scholar Profile

Selected Awards and Honours:
2021 Dalhousie Diversity Faculty Award, Dalhousie University
2018 MITACS Elevate, University of British Columbia
2017 NSERC Engage, University of British Columbia
2016 Edward R. Toporeck Graduate Fellowship in Engineering, University of Manitoba
2016 Koch Fertilizer Canada Ltd Bursary, University of Manitoba
2015 ASME Design for Manufacturing and Life Cycle Management, DFLMC Scholar, University of Manitoba
2015 MITACS-Campus France Globalink Research Award, University of Manitoba
2015 Edward R. Toporeck Graduate Fellowship in Engineering, University of Manitoba
2014 James A. Aitken Graduate Scholarships in Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba
2014 Edward R. Toporeck Graduate Fellowship in Engineering, University of Manitoba
2013 Best Poster Paper, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Manitoba

IENG 4579: Supply Chain Management
IENG 4445: Facilities Design
IENG 6909: Advanced Supply Chain Management


Hamid did his graduate studies at Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, and at University of Manitoba, Canada. Before joining Dalhousie University, he was an Assistant Professor at Shannon School of Business, and a postdoctoral fellow at UBC and Ryerson University. His research has been sponsored by MITACS and NSERC. Dr. Afshari’s research interests include simulation and optimization of health care and supply chain management, data-driven decision making, and sustainability in supply chains. He also holds adjunct positions at Ryerson University and Cape Breton University.

Selected Publications

  • Afshari H, MY Jaber, and C Searcy (2020). The Role of Eco-innovation Drivers in Promoting Additive Manufacturing in Supply Chains. International Journal of Production Economics 223(107538), 1–14.
  • Afshari H, BM Tosarkani, MY Jaber, and C Searcy (2020). The Effect of Environmental and Social Value Objectives on Optimal Design in Industrial Energy Symbiosis: A Multi-Objective Approach. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 158(104825), 1–19.
  • Andrews, J, Afshari H, and T Culos (2020). An Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm for Mixture Model-Based Clustering. Communications in Statistics - Simulation and ComputationTaylor & Francis, 1-12.
  • Skandalos, K, Afshari H, W Hare, and S Tesfamariam (2020). Multi-objective optimization of inter-story isolated buildings using metaheuristic and derivative-free algorithms. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 132(106058), 1–14.
  • Afshari H, W Hare, and S Tesfamariam (2019). Constrained multi-objective optimization algorithms: Review and comparison with application in reinforced concrete structures. Applied Soft Computing 83(105631), 1–18.
  • Afshari H, MY Jaber, and C Searcy (2019). Investigating the effects of learning and forgetting on the feasibility of adopting additive manufacturing in supply chains. Journal of Computers and Industrial Engineering 128, 576–590.
  • Afshari H, R Farel, and Q Peng (2018). Challenges of Value Creation in Eco-Industrial Parks (EIPs): A Stakeholder Perspective for Optimizing Energy Exchanges. Journal of Resources, Conservation and Recycling 139, 315–325.
  • Afshari H, MY Jaber, and C Searcy (2018). Extending Industrial Symbiosis to Residential Buildings: A Mathematical Model and Case Study. Journal of Cleaner Production 183, 370–379.
  • Afshari H, R Farel, and Q Peng (2017). Improving the Resilience of Energy Flow Exchanges in Eco-Industrial Parks: Optimization under Uncertainty. ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems 3(2), 021002-021002–11.
  • Afshari H, MH Issa, and A Radwan (2016). Using Failure Mode and Effect Analysis to Evaluate Barriers to the Greening of Existing Buildings using the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design Rating System for Building Operations and Maintenance: Existing Buildings. Journal of Cleaner Production 127, 195–203.|
  • Afshari H and Q Peng (2016). Reducing Effects of Design Uncertainties on Product Sustainability. Cogent Engineering (Taylor and Francis) 3(1), 1231388.
  • Afshari H, Q Peng, and P Gu (2016). Design Optimization for Sustainable Products under Users’ Preference Changes. ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering 16(4), 041001–7.
  • Afshari H, M Sharafi, TY El-Mekkawy, and Q Peng (2016). Multi-objective Optimization of Facility Location Decisions within Integrated Forward/Reverse Logistics under Uncertainty. International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling 8(3), 250–276.
  • Afshari H and Q Peng (2015). Modeling and Quantifying Uncertainty in the Product Design Phase for Effects of User Preference Changes. Industrial Management and Data systems 115(9), 1637–1665.
  • Afshari H, RD McLeod, TY El-Mekkawy, and Q Peng (2014). Distribution-Service Network Design: An Agent-based Approach. Procedica CRIP 17, 651–656.
  • Afshari H and Q Peng (2014). Challenges and Solutions for Location of Healthcare Facilities. Industrial Engineering and Management Journal 3(127), 2169–0316.100012.
  • Afshari H, M Sharafi, TY El-Mekkawy, and Q Peng (2014). Facility Location Decisions within Integrated Forward/ Reverse Logistics under Uncertainty. Procedica CRIP 17, 606–610.
  • Afshari H, M Sharafi, TY El-Mekkawy, and Q Peng (2014). Optimizing Multi-objective Dynamic Facility Location Decision within Green Distribution-Service Network Design. Procedica CRIP 17, 675–679.
  • Hasanzadeh, A, Afshari H, and RR Khorshiddost (2014). Developing an IDEF0 Model for Integrating Process Planning and Production planning and Control in Cellular Manufacturing. Production Planning and Control 25(10), 840–857.
  • Hasanzadeh, A, Afshari H, S Salehi, and M Fathi (2011). Eco-Efficiency Measurement by Implementing DEA Models with Weight Restrictions. Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing 87, 309–318.
  • Golmohammadi, VR, Afshari H, A Hasanzadeh, and M Rahimi (2010). A Heuristic Approach for Designing a Distribution Network in a Supply Chain System. African Journal of Business Management 4(3), 308–311.