Dr. Cristiam Gil

Senior Researcher

Dr. Cristiam Gil

Senior Researcher

Cristiam Gil is a Senior Scientist at the Hapag‐Lloyd Center for Shipping & Global Logistics (CSGL) of Kühne Logistics University. Cristiam has graduated with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Valle in Colombia, and he finished his Ph.D. in University of Chile in January 2020.

Before joining the KLU, Cristiam worked in the GIRO-ZERO Project with Cardiff University in the UK and University of Andes in Colombia. GIRO-ZERO is a project funded of the UK Pact programme of the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The project seeks to accelerate vehicle renewal and technologies to reduce the miles run, fuel consumed, and CO2 emitted by vehicles operating within the Colombian road freight transport sector.

During his Ph.D. studies, he was awarded The Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarship from Government of Canada to do his doctoral internship in the prestigious Interuniversity Center for research in Entrepreneurial Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT) in the École Polytechnique de Montréal-Canada, developing cutting-edge solution methods and algorithms for highly combinatorial and complex models.



Professional Experience

Since 2022

Senior Researcher, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany

2021 - 2022 Research Associate, Giro Zero Project, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
2018 - 2019 Head of Operations, Conecta La14 S.A. Distribution Center, Cali, Colombia
2017 - 2017 Doctoral Research Internship, Montreal, Canada
2016 - 2017 Auxiliar Professor, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
2013 - 2014 Full-time Professor, Corporación Universitaria LaSallista, Caldas, Colombia
2011 - 2012 Assistant Professor, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia


2014 - 2020

PhD Candidate in the field of Engineering Systems, Universidad de Chile, Santiage, Chile

2009 - 2012

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia

2003 - 2008 Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia