Babak Mohamadpour Tosarkani

Assistant Professor

Office: EME3269
Phone: 250.807.8048

Graduate student supervisor

Research Summary

Operations & Supply Chain Management; Life Cycle Assessment & Circular Economy; Project Risk Management; Process Design & Simulation; Strategic Sustainable Development.

Courses & Teaching

Production Systems Management II (MANF/MANU 370), Life Cycle Analysis and Sustainability (MANF 450), Supply Chain Tactics and Strategies (MANF 460).


Dr. Babak Mohamadpour Tosarkani is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan). Dr. Tosarkani has an Engineering Management background. He received his Ph.D. and M.A.Sc. in Industrial Engineering (Supply Chain Management) from Ryerson University and M.B.A. (Finance) from Multimedia University.

Prior to joining the UBC faculty, Dr. Tosarkani was an Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Management Science at Shannon School of Business, Cape Breton University where he taught Operations Management, Logistics & Transportation, Quantitative Methods, and Computers in Business.

Dr. Tosarkani is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC). He has more than four years of industrial experience as a Project Control Engineer in the oil and gas industry.



Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Group


Ph.D. - Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
M.A.Sc. - Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
M.B.A. - Finance, Multimedia University, Malaysia
B.Eng. - Industrial Engineering (System Analysis & Planning), Azad University, Iran

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Tosarkani’s research interests include:

  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Life Cycle Assessment & Circular Economy
  • Project Risk Management
  • Process Design & Simulation
  • Strategic Sustainable Development

He has developed integrated methodologies to configure facility location models in different sectors, such as manufacturing, healthcare, energy, and agriculture. His research focuses on the application of possibilistic programming, robust optimization, and stochastic programming to deal with uncertain parameters (e.g., random variability and epistemic uncertainty) in decision-making problems.

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Yousefi, S., & Tosarkani, B. M. (2022). An analytical approach for evaluating the impact of blockchain technology on sustainable supply chain performance, International Journal of Production Economics, 246, 108429.
  • Moghaddas, Z., Tosarkani, B. M., & Yousefi, S. (2021). A Developed Data Envelopment Analysis Model for Efficient Sustainable Supply Chain Network Design. Sustainability, 14(1), 262.
  • Tosarkani, B. M., Amin, S. H., & Zolfagharinia, H. (2020). A scenario-based robust possibilistic model for a multi-objective electronic reverse logistics network. International Journal of Production Economics224, 107557.
  • Tosarkani, B. M., & Amin, S. H. (2020). A robust optimization model for designing a wastewater treatment network under uncertainty: Multi-objective approach. Computers & Industrial Engineering146, 106611.
  • Afshari, H., Tosarkani, B. M., Jaber, M. Y., & Searcy, C. (2020). The effect of environmental and social value objectives on optimal design in industrial energy symbiosis: A multi-objective approach. Resources, Conservation and Recycling158, 104825.
  • Tosarkani, B. M., & Amin, S. H. (2019). An environmental optimization model to configure a hybrid forward and reverse supply chain network under uncertainty. Computers & Chemical Engineering121, 540-555.
  • Tosarkani, B. M., & Amin, S. H. (2018). A multi-objective model to configure an electronic reverse logistics network and third party selection. Journal of Cleaner Production198, 662-682.
  • Tosarkani, B. M., & Amin, S. H. (2018). A possibilistic solution to configure a battery closed-loop supply chain: multi-objective approach. Expert Systems with Applications92, 12-26.

Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

  • Topical Advisory Panel, Sustainability
  • UBC expert in media advisories on crisis management and recovery
    during flood in BC
  • P.Eng., Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
  • P.Eng., Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC)
  • Member, Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS)


Research Contribution

Blockchain technology improves supply chain performance – UBC Okanagan News

Diversifying B.C.’s supply chain crucial to combat negative impact of extreme weather


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