2020 José María Sarriegi Award to Hossein Baharmand

CIEM Researcher wins for the best academic research article on disaster management that has been published in a high-impact specialized journal.

 2020 José María Sarriegi Award to Hossein Baharmand
Hossein Baharmand received the award on a digital Symposium organized by Aon Spain Foundation Catastrophe Observatory on 17th of October 2020.

The Aon Spain Foundation and the Catastrophe Observatory have created the José María Sarriegi Award for Scientific Dissemination for the best academic research article on topics related to disaster management that has been published in a high-impact specialized journal.

The Jury, made up of representatives of the Catastrophe Observatory, the University of Navarra and the Catedra de Catedra de Catastrophes of the Aon Foundation, has decided to distinguish the article Bi-objective multilayer location-allocation model for the immediate aftermath of sudden-onset disasters

About the article

The article Bi-objective multilayer model location-allocation for the immediate aftermath of sudden-onset disasters, published in 2019 in the journal Transportation Research Part E - Logistics and Transportation Review , has been awarded the José María Sarriegi 2020 Scientific Dissemination Prize, awarded by the Aon Spain Foundation Catastrophe Observatory and which this year celebrates its second edition.
The delivery was held on November 17, 2020, during the Symposium of the Observatory "Covid-19: experiences and resilience to future pandemics", which took place at the Red Cross headquarters in Madrid.

The article, written by Hossein Baharmand, Tina Comes and Matthieu Lauras, researchers from the Universities of Agder (Norway), Delft (the Netherlands) and Toulouse (France), proposes a model to improve the location of distribution centers so that the response in sudden disasters is optimized, to get aid to the affected areas in the shortest possible time and cost. The aim is to facilitate decision-making by those responsible, exploring trade-offs between response times and logistics costs through the use of operational research methods.

The Award Jury, made up of representatives of the Catastrophe Observatory, the University of Navarra (Tecnun) and the Catedra de Catedra de la Fundación Aon España, after analyzing the nominations submitted, has highly valued the contribution of this research, as well as the methodology used and the clarity in the presentation of the results. Likewise, the prestige of the journal in which the article has been published has been taken into account, since Transportation Research Part E - Logistics and Transportation Review has an impact index of 4,690 and is indexed in the first quartile of the JCR index ( Journal of Citation Report ).

The award includes 1000 Euro. 

José María Sarriegi Award for Scientific Dissemination

The Aon España Foundation and its Observatory of Catastrophes, with the creation of the José María Sarriegi Scientific Dissemination Prize for the best academic research article on topics related to disasters, aim to honor the memory of this academic and researcher, one of the founders of the Observatory , who died in December 2018 as a result of a sports accident.