Tom van Woensel is Full Professor of Freight Transport and Logistics in the OPAC group (Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control) of the department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in the Netherlands. He leads the Smart Logistics research theme, a joint effort of around 15 people doing research in transport and logistics. Since July 2019, he is appointed as the Director of Education and Graduate Program Director of the Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (around 2300 students in various BSc, MSc and PhD programs). He is also the program chair of the Bachelor Program Industrial Engineering (around 850 undergraduate students).
Prof. Van Woensel serves as Academic Director of the Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management. As a collaborating member, he is also connected to the CIRRELT (Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les réseaux d’entreprise, la logistique et le transport) in Montreal, Canada.
His research is mainly focused on Freight Transport and Logistics. He published over 110 papers in leading academic journals (including Management Science, Transportation Science, Transportation Research Part B, C, D, E, Production and Operations Management, Interfaces, Computers and Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, etc.) and several chapters in international books.
As the lead scientist from the TU/e, he was involved in securing several grants coming from the EU, Dinalog, Transumo, NWO, and several companies. Van Woensel is also associate editor for Transportation Science, OR Spectrum, Urban Science and Logistics Research. Professor Van Woensel conducted a large number of projects with industry, mainly with and through his Master, Professional Doctorate, and Doctorate students. He is also a frequent speaker at academic and professional conferences, both in the Netherlands and abroad.
Prof.dr. Van Woensel is also director of the European Supply Chain Forum, a collaborative effort with about 75 large multinational companies.