PD Dr. habil. Ani Melkonyan - CV

Academic Employment

Since October 2019

Executive Director, Private Docent

Center for Logistics and Traffic, Joint Center of Urban Studies University Duisburg-Essen

Since May 2018

International consulting expert on land use patterns

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Since January 2019

Visiting Professor

Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Oklahoma



08.2011 – 04.2015 

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

06.2007 – 07.2011 Promotion at the University of Duisburg-Essen, 
Faculty for Biology, Applied Climatology
09.2004 – 06.2006

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

09.2000 – 06.2004 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., Gruchmann T., Lohmar F., Vasanth K. V.P., Spinler S. (2020). Sustainability assessment of last-mile logistics and distribution strategies: The case of local food networks. International Journal of Production Economics 228, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2020.107746.

Melkonyan A., Krumme K., Gruchmann T., Spinler S., Schumacher T., Bleischwitz R. (2019). Scenario and strategy planning for transformative supply chains within a sustainable economy. Journal of Cleaner Production 231, 144-160.

Melkonyan A., Vasanth K. V.P., Koch J., Lohmar F., Munteanu V., Schmidt A. (2020). Integrated Urban Planning Policies for Sustainable Mobility Transformation in Metropolitan Areas: A System Dynamic Approach. Landscape and Urban Planning (under review).

Werning J. P., Spinler S., Melkonyan A. (2020). Transition to Circular Economy on Firm-Level: Scenario-based simulation of Barrier Impact on the Value Chain. Journal of Industrial Ecology (under review).

Gruchmann T., Melkonyan A., Krumme K. (2018). Logistics Business Transformation for Sustainability: Assessing the Role of the Lead Sustainability Service Provider (6PL). Logistics 2/25, doi:10.3390/logistics2040025.

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.

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

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 ISBN 9781510830271, Delft, Netherlands, July 17-21.

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

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

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

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

Melkonyan A., Arakelyan A. (2006). Dynamic model of Environmental Pollution. Journal of Information Technologies and Management, Armenian Society of Computer and Information Systems Engineering Academy, Yerevan, 1-15.

Books and Book Chapter

Melkonyan A., Krumme K. (2019). Innovative Logistics Services and Sustainable Lifestyles: Interdependencies, Transformation Strategies and Best Practices. Springer Nature, ISBN 978-3-319-98466-7, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-98467-4, 315 pp.

Melkonyan A., Krumme K. (2019). Integrating Perspectives of Logistics and Lifestyles for a Sustainable Economy. Springer Nature, ISBN 978-3-319-98466-7; Chapter 1; Edited by Melkonyan A., Krumme K., 3-20.

Gruchmann T., Böhm M., Krumme K., Funcke S., Hauser S., Melkonyan A. (2019). Local and Sustainable Food Businesses: Assessing the Role of Supply Chain Coordination. Springer Nature, ISBN 978-3-319-98466-7; Chapter 7; Edited by Melkonyan A., Krumme K., 143-163.

De La Torre G., Gruchmann T., Kamath V., Melkonyan A, Krumme K. (2019). A System Dynamics-Based Simulation Model to Analyze Consumer’s Behavior Based on Participatory Systems Mapping – A ‘Last Mile’ Perspective. Springer Nature, ISBN 978-3-319-98466-7; Chapter 8; Edited by Melkonyan A., Krumme K., 165-194.

Melkonyan A., Gruchmann T., Huerta A., Krumme K. (2019). Scenario Planning for Sustainable Food Supply Chains. Springer Nature, ISBN 978-3-319-98466-7; Chapter 10; Edited by Melkonyan A., Krumme K., 211-233.

Gruchmann T., Eiten J., De La Torre G., Melkonyan A. (2019). Sustainable Logistics and Transportation Systems: Integrating Optimization and Simulation Analysis to Enhance Strategic Supply Chain Decision-Making. Springer Nature, ISBN 978-3-319-98466-7; Chapter 12; Edited by Melkonyan A., Krumme K., 265-279.

Krumme K., Melkonyan A. (2019). Research and Innovation Perspectives on Integrated Supply Chains in a Sustainable Economy. Springer Nature, ISBN 978-3-319-98466-7; Chapter 14; Edited by Melkonyan A., Krumme K., 289-307.

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, ISBN 978-3-658-22771-5.

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 Program in Armenia; “Lusabats” Publishing House, 65-77.

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

Conference Proceedings and Working Papers

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. Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften Working Paper No 2, Editors Rainer Waltz und Matthias Gotsch (Fraunhofer ISI).

Melkonyan A., 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 Universität.

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

Melkonyan A., 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., 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.

Third Party Funded Projects 

10.2019– 09.2022 "CONUS – Competence Net Urban-industrial Supply ". Funded by the REGIO NRW, Ministry for Economy, Innovation and Digitization. 
07.2018 – 06.2021

Land Use Patterns and Political Instability as Predictors for the Re-emergence of Malaria in the Caucasus. Funded by NASA, Land Use Land Cover Program.

04.2017 – 05.2020 "NEMO – Emscher Mobility networks". Funded by the Mercator Foundation 
01.2017 – 04.2019 "Essen - Green Capital City of Europe, 2017", funded by the European Commission.
05.2015 – 04.2018 "ILoNa" - Innovative Logistics for sustainable Lifestyles". Funded by the Ministry for Research and Education in Germany (Funding scheme: FONA – Sustainable Economy)
08.2015 – 07.2017 Climate Mitigation and adaptation Strategies of the city of Duisburg. Funded by the city of Duisburg 




Project Coordinator for ILoNa

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


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