Seckin Ozkul is an assistant professor of instruction in supply chain management in the School of Marketing and Innovation and the founding director of the Supply Chain Innovation Lab, which brings industry and academic supply chain management experts together to work on research projects tackling some of the industry’s biggest challenges. Ozkul is also an affiliated faculty member with the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR).
Ozkul has extensive experience in funded research project management as principal investigator and conducted research in the areas of operations management, supply chain and logistics modeling/optimization, logistics activity center location/site selection optimization as well as freight mobility and planning over the past decade for national, state and locally funded research projects for both public and private entities. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Florida with more than 12 years of experience in the freight transportation/logistics field. Ozkul was appointed to the Florida Freight Advisory Committee in 2019 for a term of three years and advises the Florida Department of Transportation’s freight planning efforts.
Ozkul earned a Ph.D. in engineering with a focus on freight transportation/logistics operations, from the University of Florida, a master’s degree in marketing with a concentration in supply chain management and a master’s degree in engineering from USF, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Auburn University.