PD Dr. habil. Ani Melkonyan - CV

Academic Employment

2017-02 - present

Executive Board Member of the Centre for Logistic and Traffic, University of Duisburg-Essen

2015-05 - present

Private Docent and Project Coordinator at the Centre for Logistics and Traffic, Joint Centre of Urban Systems, University of Duisburg-Essen

2017-09 - present

Docent at the FOM University of Applied Sciences in Duisburg

2006-03 - 2007-05 Scientific researcher, Armenian National Hydrometerological Service, Applied Climatology


2011-08 - 2015-04

Habilitation at the University of Duisburg-Essen, 
Faculty for Biology, Applied Climatology

2007-06 - 2011-07 Promotion at the University of Duisburg-Essen, 
Faculty for Biology, Applied Climatology
2004-09 - 2006-06

Master at the Yerevan State University,
Faculty for Mathematical Modelling in Economy (Diploma with honor)

2000-09 - 2004-06 Bachelor at the Yerevan State University,
Faculty for Economics (Diploma with honor)


Centre for Logistics and Traffic (Executive Board Member)

Joint Centre of Urban Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen

DMG (Deutsche Meteorologische Gesellschaft - German Meteorological Society)

Arbeitskreis Klima der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie

Member of DFG (German Research Foundation), DKN (German Committee for Sustainability) Future Earth society

International Scientific Advisory Committee of the Conference series "Environmental Impact" (Wessex Insitute of Technology, United Kingdom)

International Scientific Advisory Committee of the Conference "Sustainable Economy" held in Berlin, 25.-26. Sept, 2017 (Ministry of Research and Education, Germany)

Hypermotion- Neue Plattform für intelligente Transportsysteme der Zukunft


Melkonyan A., Krumme K. (2018). Innovative Logistics Services and Sustainable Lifestyles: Interdependencies, Transformation Strategies and Best Practices. Springer Nature (accepted for publication in October)

Melkonyan A., Gruchmann T., de la Torre G., Schumacher T., Strube R. and Krumme K. (2018). Scenario and Strategy Planning for Sustainable Supply Chain Management. International Journal of Physical Distribution (submitted)

Melkonyan A., Geldermann J., Lohmar F., Gruchmann T. and de la Torre G. (2018). Multi-Criteria Decision making on Sustainability of different Delivery forms. International Journal of Cleaner Production (submitted)

Gruchmann T., Melkonyan A., Krumme K., Böhm M., Hauser S., and Funcke S. (2018). Assessing Logistics and Supply Chain Practices to Promote Sustainability of Local Food Networks - Insights from Sustainable Businesses in Germany and Austria. International Journal of Production Economics (submitted)

Melkonyan A., Imanifardazar F., Heintge G., Ali A., and Kassem A. (2017). Conceptualization of a Sustainable Retirement Village: Implementing sustainability in urban societies: The example of an integrative Retirement & Medical Centre. International Journal for Urban and Regional Research. (submitted)

Melkonyan A., Gruchmann T., de la Torre G., and Krumme K. (2018). Szenarien- und Strategieentwicklung, Praxisleitfaden Innovative Logistik für nachhaltige Lebensstile.Toolbox zur Umsetzung nachhaltiger Logistikmodelle. Springer Essentials (accepted for publication in April)

Melkonyan A., Gottschalk D., Vasanth K. V.P (2017). Sustainability assessments and their implementation possibilities within the business models of companies. Journal of Sustainable Production and Consumption 12, 1-15

Krumme K. and Melkonyan A. (2017). Fertilizing Solutions on the Water Energy Food Security Nexus in Respect to Sustainable Urban Supply Chain Management. Food Security, The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food. Accepted to be published in the next issue.

Melkonyan A., Gruchmann T., De La Torre G. and Krumme K. (2017). Sustainable logistics in integrated food production and supply systems – taking a System Dynamics perspective. Energy Procedia 123 C, 131-138

Schmidt I., Gruchmann T. and Melkonyan A. (2017). How logistics services can facilitate sustainable lifestyles – A pilot study. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management. Submitted (Review Process)

Sohofi S. A., Melkonyan A., Karl C. K., Krumme K. (2016). System Archetypes in the Conceptualization Phase of Water-Energy-Food Nexus Modeling. Double Peer-reviewed conference proceedings of the 34th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Delft, Netherlands,  July 17-21

Melkonyan A. (2015): Climate change Impact on Agricultural Economy in Armenia. Research Gate. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3271.7287, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282005903

Melkonyan A. (2015). Climate change in Armenia and its Dependency on Water Resources and Crop Production. Journal of Agricultural Water Management 161, 86-101 

Melkonyan A. (2015). Vulnerability of Agricultural Sector in Armenia and Adaptation Mechanisms. Third National Communication on Climate Change; Republic of Armenia. Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; developed by the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia with the funding of the Global Environmental Facility and support of the United Nations Development Programme in Armenia; “Lusabats” Publishing House, 65-77

Melkonyan A. (2014). Environmental and Socio-Economic Vulnerability of Agricultural Sector in Armenia. Science of the Total Environment 488-489, 333-342

Melkonyan A. and Asadoorian M. O. (2014). Climate Impact on Agroeconomy in Semiarid Region of Armenia. Environment, Development and Sustainability 16 (2), 393-414

Melkonyan A. and Wagner P. (2013). Ozone and its projection in regard to climate change. Atmospheric Environment 67, 287 - 295  

Melkonyan A. and Kuttler W. (2012). Long-term analysis of NO, NO2 and O3 concentrations in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Atmospheric Environment 60, 316 - 326   

Melkonyan A. (2011). Statistical analysis of long-term air pollution data in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Hohenwarsleben : Westarp Wiss. XVIII, 141 pp

Melkonyan A. and Kuttler W. (2009). Analysis of predominantly non-meteorological influences on air pollution in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. 5th Japanese German Meeting on Urban Climatology: Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany, October 2008, Freiburg Meteorologisches Inst. der Univ

Melkonyan A., Melkonyan H. and Tonapetyan S. (2007). Estimation of Economic Damage Caused by Air Pollution. Proceedings of the Conference on ''Urban Air Quality'' held in Limassol, Cyprus, 27-29 March                          

Melkonyan A. and Arakelyan A. (2006). Dynamic model of Environmental Pollution. Journal of Information Technologies and Management, Armenian Society of Computer and Information Systems Engineering Academy of Armenia, Yerevan

Melkonyan A., Nikhoghosyan H., Melkonyan H. and Epremyan M. (2006). Climate Change Impact on Armenian Water Resources. Proceedings of the Conference on Environment and Physical Planning, Macedonia, May

Melkonyan A. and Melkonyan H. (2005). Mathematical Model of Atmosphere Pollution in Yerevan Caused by Industrial Emissions. Proceedings of the 10-th International Conference on Harmonization, Sissi, Crete, Greece, 17-20 October

Melkonyan A., Melkonyan H., Khachatryan L. and Khalatyan Y. (2005): The Forecast of Agricultural Harvest in Armenia with Calculation of Climate Variability. Technical Conference, “Climate as a resource” Beijing, China, 1-2 November



3rd German Future Earth Summit (Water-Energy-Food Nexus in urban areas), Berlin, Germany, 08 –09 Februar


International Conference on Sustainable Energy Use in Food Supply Chains, London, the UK, 18 – 21 April


2nd German Future Earth Summit on Sustainable Food Supply Chains, Berlin, Germany, 28 – 29 January


German Future Earth Summit on Sustainable Food Supply Chains, Berlin, Germany, 28 –


3rd International Conference on Environmental and Economic Impact on Sustainable


Mobility and Digital Transformation - Challenges and Future Paths, Duisburg, Germany, 23 June


System Dynamics" Summer School and Conference, Delft, the Netherlands, 12 – 16 July


The 8th International Sustainability Transition Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 18–21 June


Billiton Sustainable Communities/UCL Grand Challenges Symposium Series, Global


Food Security: Adaptation, Resilience and Risk, London, the UK, 9 – 10 November


Launching the JPI Urban Europe Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, Transition towards sustainable and liveable urban futures, Brussels, Belgium, 29 – 30 September


Environmental and Economic Impacts on Sustainable Development, Ancona, Italy 14–16 May


Annual Congress of Agricultural Biotechnology, Hangzhou, China, 23– 23 September


American Meteorological Society (AMS) 92th meeting in New Orleans, the USA, 23–26 January


AMS 30th conference on Agriculture and Forest Met., Boston, the USA, 29 – 31 May


8th International Conference on Urban Climate, Dublin, Ireland, 6 – 10 August


European Meteorological Society (EMS) meeting in Lodz, Poland, 10 – 14 September


International Biotechnology Sciences (BIT) 2nd Annual Congress of Agricultural Biotechnology, Dalian, China, 20 – 23 September


Arbeitskreis Klima der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie, Würzburg, Germany, 1–3 November


7th International Conference on Urban Climate, Yokohama, Japan, 29 June – 3 July


6th International Conference on Urban Air Quality, Limassol, Cyprus, 27 – 29 March


5th Japanese-German Meeting on Urban Climatology, Freiburg, Germany, 6 – 11 October


WMO  (World  Meteorological  Organization)  sub-regional  Workshop  on  Social  & Economic Benefits NMHS and Related Services, Zagreb, Croatia, 5 – 6 February


International conference on Harmonization within Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling for Regulatory purposes, Sissi, Crete, Greece, 17 – 20 October



Project Coordinator for ILoNa

Board Member at the Centre for Logistics and Traffic (ZLV)


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