Fadi Shrouf

Fadi Shrouf




POLIMI - Milan


UPM - Madrid




Fadi Shrouf is a PhD student taking a European doctorate in Industrial Management (EDIM) at the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering (DIG) - Politecnico Di Milano Italy (POLIMI), and at the Industrial Engineering Department - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, since September, 2011.

His research interests involve areas of industrial management that support

  • Adoption Internet of Things Paradigm in factories and in logistic supply chains.
  • Manufacturing systems.
  • Energy Management.
  • Sustainable supply chains.
  • Innovation Management and the impact of innovative technology on operation management.
  • Project management.

Fadi Shrouf holds a B.Sc. in Information Systems from Palestine Polytechnic University (2001), and a Master degree in Computer Science from the University of Malaya (2006). In 2011 he started his PhD research at POLIMI and UPM as an EDIM candidate; he had been awarded a scholarship from the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate programme.

Before he joined EDIM Programme, he was working as

  • Lecturer at alquds open university (2007).
  • Lecturer at Technical and Vocational Training Corporation in Saudi Arabia, he was trainer for CISCO Academy courses (i.e. CCNA and IT I&II), and Windows server 2008 (MCITP Courses).

Current research:

Utilizing the Internet of Things Paradigm to enhance Eco-efficiency in Production Management


Shrouf, F., Miragliotta, G. (2015) “Energy management based on Internet of Things: practices and framework for adoption in production management”, Journal of Cleaner Production.


Shrouf, F., Ordieres-Meré, J., García-Sánchez, A., & Ortega-Mier, M. (2014) "Optimizing the production scheduling of a single machine to minimize total energy consumption costs", Journal of Cleaner Production, 67, 197-207


Shrouf, F., Ordieres, J., Miragliotta, G. (2014). “Smart Factories in Industry 4.0: A Review of the Concept and of Energy Management Approached in Production Based on the Internet of Things Paradigm”, in: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), 2014 IEEE International Conference on. IEEE, pp. 697–701. doi:10.1109/IEEM.2014.7058728


Shrouf F., Miragliotta G., Ordieres-Meré, J., “Internet of Things as a way to increase energy efficiency in manufacturing companies: State of the art and an evaluation methodology”, 1st Annual EDIM PhD Conference 2014, Milano, Italy, June 2014, p 30 in the Book of Abstracts, ISBN: 97888-6493-022-0


Miragliotta, G., Shrouf, F., (2013) "Using Internet of Things to Improve Eco-efficiency in Manufacturing: A Review on Available Knowledge and a Framework for IoT Adoption", in Emmanouilidis, C., Taisch, M., Kiritsis, D. (Eds.), Advances in Production Management Systems. Competitive Manufacturing for Innovative Products and Services SE - 13. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 96–102


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  • Emrah Karakaya - Edition I

    EDIM is a great opportunity to learn from diverse cultures, grow in double academic areas, contribute to each other and be recognized in a large network. It is a unique doctoral program with its multi-disciplinary research topics and quarterly workshops. I love EDIM!
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