General Information


Prof. Dr. Umut Rıfat TUZKAYA, obtained BS and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering field at the Department of Industrial Engineering in Yıldız Technical University with an honors degree and attended to MBA program in Social Science Institute of Istanbul Technical University. He completed Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering Department at Yıldız Technical University in 2007. He joined the Faculty of Yıldız Technical University in 2007, and he has been serving as a Professor in the same university since 2015. He held a visiting appointment at the University of Louisville in 2011 and worked in the Real-Time Decision Support System for Emergency Logistics Project. 

Research interests of him are logistics management, supply chain management, operations & production management, quality management, and facility planning. He has many international publications and gave many courses to the academy and industry in the above-mentioned areas.  

Some of the recent projects of him are related to logistics master plans, feasibility studies, process analysis & improvement, strategic planning, and sector analysis. 

Currently, he is the Vice Rector in Yıldız Technical University and is the board of directors’ member in LODER-Logistics Association. He is married with two children. 

Institutional Information

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Industry Engineering
Operations Research