Erik Essink

PhD Candidate

Erik Essink is a PhD Candidate in Humanitarian Logistics at the Kühne Logistics University since September 2018. Before starting as a PhD Candidate at KLU, he has worked at as a research associate at the department of Public Health at the Erasmus Medical Center (EMC) in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He conducted his bachelor and master studies in Econometrics (specialization Quantitative Logistics and Operations Research) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. During, his bachelor studies, he spent one semester abroad at the University of Mannheim. He also gained practical experience by performing his graduation internship at Netherlands Railways.
His research at KLU will most likely involve the forecasting and preventing the spread of infectious diseases in developing countries using mathematical modelling.


Tel: +49 40 328707-303
Fax: +49 40 328707-109


Academic Positions

since 2018Research Assistant, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2017-2018Research Assistant, Erasmus University MC Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2015-2016Teaching Assistant Numerical Methods, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2014Research Assistant, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2012-2014Research Assistant, Academic  Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Professional Experience

2016-2017Master thesis researcher, NS Reizigers, Utrecht, The Netherlands


since 2018PhD Candidate in Humanitarian Logistics, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2017Master of Science in Operations Research and Quantitative Logistics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2015Bachelor of Science in Econometrics and Operations Research, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2014Exchange Semester, University of Mannheim, Germany