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Research Topic

Research on Humanitarian Logistics in Post-disaster: Food Supply Chain Optimization in Europe

Research Summary

Redistributing surplus food is a fundamental way to reduce the amount of food that ends up being wasted. In the face of a major disaster such as the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing the availability of surplus food and the ability of the redistributive sector has never been more essential. For Europe, food waste and redistribution have become critical issues in the current logistics industry, involving humanitarian logistics and supply chain sustainability. This study intend to conduct a comprehensive summary of supply chains that redistribute surplus food, collect data from relevant actors, and utilize operations research and stochastic optimization to provide the expected results.


Research Area


Hu Ruoyu joined the Business School in January 2023, focusing on the optimization of the food supply chain. He previously obtained a master's degree from Cranfield University, as well as a bachelor's degree from Fuzhou University. Hu Ruoyu has four years of practical experience, respectively as a human resources staff of an airline and an IELTS teacher of an educational institution.

Education and Qualifications

Institute Degree/Qualification Dates
Cranfield University MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management 2021–2022
Fuzhou University BSc Logistics Management 2013–2017