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Ernesto Mastrocinque has over 10 years' research and teaching experience in Higher Education. He currently works at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering, in the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing, at Coventry University. Prior to joining Coventry University, he was Research Fellow at the School of Management of Royal Holloway, University of London, working on the development of a decision-making model for strengthening the UK composite materials supply chain. He has also been Research Fellow at the Department of Industrial Engineering of University of Salerno (Italy) and Visiting Researcher at the School of Engineering of Cardiff University, where he worked on the development and application of nature-inspired algorithms for supply chain network design and optimisation.

Ernesto's research interests include decision-making and optimisation for manufacturing and supply chain. He has conducted research on multi-objective supply chain network optimisation, supplier and technology selection, scheduling, manufacturing process optimisation, nature-inspired optimisation algorithms. He has developed different methodologies based on meta-heuristics, nature-inspired optimisation algorithms, multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) analysis, machine learning techniques and fuzzy logic. He is currently focused on Industry 4.0 and sustainability related issues.

His research work has been published on a number of journals including Computers & Industrial Engineering (Elsevier), IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (IEEE), Expert Systems with Applications (Elsevier), Production Planning & Control (Taylor & Francis), Swarm and Evolutionary Computation (Elsevier).

He is member of the Editorial board of Cogent Business and Management (Taylor & Francis) and the International Journal of Energy Optimization and Engineering (IGI Global). He also acts as a reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and he is member of technical committees of international conferences.

Ernesto is currently module leader for a number of engineering management modules, within different engineering degree programmes at Coventry University. He is also associate Course Director for the MSc in Production Engineering and Operations Management.

He completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education (PgCert) at Coventry University with Merit and the Postgraduate Certificate in Skills of Teaching to Inspire Learning (inSTIL) at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


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