Sonia Alikhah

PhD Candidate

Sonia Alikhah

PhD Candidate

Sonia Alikhah joined Kühne Logistics University as a PhD candidate in the field of food supply chain management under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sandra Transchel and Prof. Dr. Hanno Friedrich in April 2022. With her research she contributes to the project "FabCity: Decentralized, digital production for urban value creation - Urban food production (ULePro)-". Her research focuses on the development and coordination of local food production and distribution networks.

Sonia received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in Shomal University and Culture Science University in Iran and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. For her master thesis she developed one- and two-stage stochastic optimization models for humanitarian supply chain. The model was integrated into the NOLAN project in collaboration with 4Flow GmbH and TU Dresden. 

Besides her studies, Sonia gained academic and practical experience as a research assistant at the Institute for Industrial Production (IIP) and the Institute of Material Handling and Logistics (IFL), and as an intern at Bosch GmbH and Ferrero OHG mbH. She is also a member of the Student Lean-Clubs at KIT. 
 

Education

Since 2022    PhD Candidate in Food Supply Chain Management at Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2015 - 2020                       Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
2007 - 2012Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Shomal University and Culture and Science University, Mazandaran and Tehran, Iran


Professional Experience

2020     Intern, Production Department Nutella, Ferrero OHG mbH, Stadtallendorf, Germany
2019 - 2020        Intern, ATMO Department, Bosch ATMO, Stuttgart, Germany
2018 - 2019Student Assistant, Institute of Materials Handling and Logistics (IFL), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
2016 - 2018Research Assistant, German-French Institute for Environmental Research (DFIU) and Institut of Production (IIP)
2017 - 2018Practical Training, Virtual Reality and Product Lifecycle Management, Institute for Information Management in Engineering (IMI)
2012 - 2013Employee, Sales and Distribution, Alinasab, Production Company of Oil and Gas Industries, Tehran, Iran
2011 - 2012Tutor and Project Supervision, Culture and Science University, Tehran, Iran
2010Intern, Integrated Production Planning Department, Jahandiecast GmbH, Tehran, Iran