Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Dr Eleonora Morganti

Senior Research Fellow - Freight & City Logistics

Phone: +44 (0)113 34 30014
Room: 1.16
Research Group: Economics and Appraisal

Eleonora Morganti is Senior Researcher Fellow on freight transport and logistics policies and urban planning.

Her current research areas focus on food logistics and e-commerce parcel deliveries to end-consumers.  Her approach explores the effects of new consumption and purchasing habits on the urban freight system and delivery service operations. The food supply sector represents her main field of study, comparing different logistics solutions in European and American urban areas. In the past years, she worked at the Ecole des Ponts – ParisTech and at the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR). In France she examined policies related to low-carbon transport and strategies to foster the adoption of electric vans on last mile deliveries. Moreover she carried on research on alternative to home deliveries to reduce economic and environmental costs related to e-commerce deliveries in dense areas. In 2011, she completed her Ph.D. on Policies for Sustainable Development at the University of Bologna, Italy, with a thesis focused on urban food transport and governance. Eleonora was a visiting scholar at the University of Santa Cruz, California (US) in 2010 and at the University of Pisa, Italy in 2011. Over the years she collaborated with different institutions, such as the Renault Institute of Sustainable Mobility and the Volvo Research and Education Foundation (VREF).



Book Chapters

  • Morganti E (2015) Les évolutions logistiques liées au e-commerce, In: Dablanc L; Frémont A (Ed) La métropole logistique - Le transport de marchandises et le territoire des grandes villes, Armand Colin.
  • Morganti E (2014) A geography of rail, road and air transport, Mediterra 2014 Logistics and Agro-Food Trade. A Challenge for the Mediterranean, .
  • Morganti E; Dablanc L (2014) Recent innovation in last mile deliveries, SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology, pp.27-45. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-09791-6_3
  • Morganti E; Segre A; Falasconi L (2010) Last Minute Market. Increasing the Economic, Social and Environmental Value of Unsold Products in the Food Chain, Total Food Sustainability of the Agri-food Chain, Royal Society of Chemistry.


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