Simon is a Ph.D. candidate (Doktorand) at the School of Industrial Engineering and Management. He is working under the European Doctorate in Industrial Management (EDIM) program and serves at KTH (Stockholm,Sweden) as home university, UPM (Madrid,Spain) as Host university and POLIMI (Milan, Italy) in the consortium.
Simon Okwir holds a double master in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Liege 2012, (Liege,Belgium), Master of Science in Aeromechanics from The Royal Institute of Technology 2011, (Stockholm,Sweden), and a B.Sc. with honor in Aerospace Engineering from National Aerospace University 2010 ( Kharkov,Ukraine).
Before Joining EDIM, Simon worked as an Intern at GD Tech in Belgium under the Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training-THRUST.
Simon has received awards including the EM –master and EMJD under the EU fellowship program.
Articles on Peer Reviewed Journals:
Corrigan, S., Mårtensson, L., Kay, A., Okwir, S., Ulfvengren, P., & McDonald, N., (2014). "Preparing for Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) implementation: an evaluation and recommendations". Jounal of Cognition, Technology & Work, pp (1-12), 1435-5558
Proceedings on International Scientific Conferences:
Okwir, S, Matti, K & Pernilla, U (2014), "Multi-actor collaboration in Embedded Outsourced Services: A psychological contract perspective" EurOMA 2014, Palermo, Italy, 20-25 June 2014.
Change management in air transport. As international civil aviation continues to experience a steady growth, new technolo¬gies are being developed to overcome capacity limits and congestion. In collaboration with airlines and airports he tries to ﬁnd out managerial capabilities for sustainable competitiveness in the future of air transport. The research focus is how change can be managed as a result of system wide innovations in air traffic management to enable the concept of Single European Sky (SES). An implication of this, is implementing new standards for operations at airports called CDM (collaborative decision making) at major airports in Sweden and in Europe.
Aside from his main research, he is interested in global issues- politics, Economic and Human rights. He is also a participant in Economics and Social council at TEIMUN 2013 (The European International Model United Nations).