Babak Mohamadpour Tosarkani

Assistant Professor

Office: EME3269
Phone: 250.807.8048

Graduate student supervisor

Research Summary

Supply Chain Management; Operations Management; Decision Support Systems; Sustainability; Healthcare Systems.

Courses & Teaching

Production Systems Management II (MANF 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 (UBC), Okanagan. He received his Ph.D. and M.A.Sc. in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from Ryerson 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, Capstone Project, and Computers in Business.

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



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:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management
  • Sustainability
  • Decision Support Systems

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

Full list of publications, Google Scholar

  • 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.

Selected Grants & Awards

  • Mitacs Accelerate
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

  • Topic Editor, Sustainability
  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
  • Member, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)


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