Alireza Tajbakhsh

Assistant Professor

PhD (McMaster University)

Management, Faculty of


Alireza Tajbakhsh joined the Faculty of Management in the Summer of 2019 and is a member of the Quantitative Methods area. Currently at UNB, he teaches BBA and MBA courses in project management, operations management, and business data analytics. Alireza’s research centres on supply chain management, with a special focus on sustainable operations, energy efficiency, agriculture planning, and environment-friendly regulations. His research portfolio involves a mixture of theory development, mathematical modeling, empirical analysis, and policy-making experiments.


  • PhD in Operations Management, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, 2012-2016
  • MSc in Social-Economic System Engineering, Industrial Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, 2006-2008
  • BSc in Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Tehran, 2002-2006

Professional designations

  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute
  • SAP Certified Associate, SAP America

Teaching experience at the University of Lethbridge (2017-2019)

  • MGT3070: Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • MGT2070: Operations and Quantitative Management
  • MGT3920: Project Management

Teaching experience at McMaster University (2015-2017)

  • MBA O734: Supply Chain Management
  • MBA O735: Strategic Procurement
  • Commerce 4QA3: Operations Modeling and Analysis
  • Commerce 4OD3: Purchasing and Supply Management
  • Commerce 2OC3: Production and Operations Management

Published/accepted papers

  • Tajbakhsh, A., & Shamsi, A. (2019). A facility location problem for sustainability-conscious power generation decision makers. Journal of Environmental Management, 230, 319-334.
  • Tajbakhsh, A., & Shamsi, A. (2019). Sustainability performance of countries matters: a non-parametric index. Journal of Cleaner Production (Accepted for Publication).
  • Tajbakhsh, A., & Hassini, E. (2018). Evaluating sustainability performance in fossil-fuel power plants using a two-stage data envelopment analysis. Energy Economics, 74, 154-178.
  • Tajbakhsh, A., & Hassini, E. (2015). A data envelopment analysis approach to evaluate sustainability in supply chain networks. Journal of Cleaner Production, 105, 74-85.
  • Tajbakhsh, A., & Hassini, E. (2015). Performance measurement of sustainable supply chains: a review and research questions. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 64(6), 744-783.
  • Tajbakhsh, A., Eshghi, K., & Shamsi, A. (2012). A hybrid PSO-SA algorithm for the travelling tournament problem. European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 6(1), 2-25.

Tri-agency research grants