Saharidis, Georgios

Associate Professor, PhD'06 École Centrale Paris, France
Operations Research Methods in Industrial Management

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Thessaly
Leoforos Athinon, Pedion Areos,
38334 Volos, Greece

Tel:+30 24210 74185
Fax: +30 24210 74059

Email: saharidis (AT)

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  • Diploma in Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, Greece, 2001
  • MSc in Industrial Management and Logistics, Ecole Centrale de Paris, France, 2002
  • PhD in Industrial Engineering, Ecole Centrale de Paris, France, 2006
Short CV - Research interests


Dr. Saharidis received his 5-year Engineering Diploma in Production Engineering and Management from the Technical University of Crete in 2001. He received his MSc and PhD in supply chain management form Ecole Centrale Paris in 2002 and 2006 respectively. His M.Sc. and Ph.D. thesis were conducted in the area of decomposition techniques (mathematical and structural decomposition techniques) applied on production planning and scheduling problems.

Dr. Saharidis is an expert in developing models, optimization methods and decision support systems for real-world problems. His areas of interest focus mainly on the development of decomposition methods for the solution of large-scale problems. The areas of applications include transportation, civil engineering, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering. He has led the development on solutions approaches opening new opportunities in the area of mathematical programming. Among them feature novel acceleration methods for the Benders decomposition algorithm and bi-level optimization which have been successfully applied in multiple engineering problems.

Dr. Saharidis’s research areas also include studies on carbon footprint in the field of transportation. The latest scientific results focus on the calculation of emission factors for low- and heavy- duty vehicles in the framework of the European funded project GreenRoute and the nationally funded project EnvRouting (for both projects see

Selected publications
  • G.K.D. Saharidis, A.J. Conejo and G. Kozanidis (2014). Hierarchical optimization and its application in engineering. Computers & Operations Research, 41(1): 221-222.
  • Maritime, Air, Rail and Public Transport in Europe: International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management (in press)
  • Operation Research and its Application in Transportation: International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems (in press)
  • Saharidis G.K.D. and Ierapetritou M.G. "Speed-up Benders decomposition using maximization density cut (MDC) generation" Annals of Operations Research, 2013; 210(1): 101-123. Abstract   Download
  • Tang L., Jiang W. and Saharidis G.K.D. "An improved Benders decomposition algorithm for the logistics network design problem with capacity expansions of existing warehouses" Annals of Operations Research, 2013; 210(1): 165-190. Abstract   Download
  • Azad N., Saharidis G.K.D., Davoudpour H., Malekly H. and Yektamaram S.A. "Strategies for protecting supply chain networks against facility and transportation disruptions: An improved Benders decomposition approach" Annals of Operations Research, 2013; 210(1): 125-163. Abstract   Download
  • G. Saharidis, A. Conejo and G. Kozanidis (2013). Exact solution methodologies for linear and (mixed) integer bilevel programming. E-G Talbi (ed.), Metaheuristics for bi-level optimization, Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 482, Ch. 8, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 221-245.