Michele is Associate Professor at the Department of Strategy and Innovation of the Copenhagen Business School. His main research interests are sustainability, the energy transition, global logistics, maritime policy and climate change.
Until December 2021 he was Associate Professor at the Department of Operations and Technology and the Director of the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL) at Kühne Logistics University (KLU) in Hamburg. He joined KLU in 2013 as Assistant Professor. In his function, he focused on container transport, ports, terminals, and shipping at the intersection of transport economics, supply chain management, sustainability, policy and business studies. Between 2016 and 2018 he was also Head of the Logistics Department.
Before accepting the appointment at KLU, Michele held the position of Senior Researcher – Green Shipping in the Research and Innovation department of Det Norske Veritas AS (DNV) in Høvik, Norway. From 2004 until 2010, he was deputy director and researcher at the Erasmus University Rotterdam Center for Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL)/Erasmus SmartPort.
He has a BSc and an MSc cum laude in Statistics and Economics from La Sapienza University of Rome, an MSc in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam (with a focus on Maritime Economics and Logistics, for which he was awarded the NOL/APL Prize for Student Excellence), and a PhD in Logistics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Michele was awarded the Young Researcher Best Paper Prize at the IAME Annual Conference in Cyprus in 2005 and the Best Reviewer Prize at IAME 2018 in Mombasa.
Clean Cargo Initiative – Sustainability in the cargo shipping industry
Differentiated port infrastructure charges to promote environmentally friendly maritime transport activities and sustainable transportation
Feasibility study and support for missing data for maritime sector technical specifications
The Green Shipping Project Governance and Innovation for a Sustainable Maritime Supply Chain
|since 2018|| |
Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL), Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
|since 2016|| |
Kühne Logistics Unitversity, KLU, Großer Grasbrook 17, Hamburg, Germany; Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics
Kühne Logistics Unitversity, KLU, Großer Grasbrook 17, Hamburg, Germany; Assistant Professor of Maritime Logistics
|2011 - 2012|| |
Det Norske Veritas AS (DNV), Research & Innovation Department, Vertasv. 1, Høvik, Norway; Senior Researcher – Green Shipping
|2011 - ongoing|| |
Center for Maritime Economics and Logistics – Erasmus University Rotterdam: Burg. Oudlaan, 50, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Visiting Fellow
|2004 - 2011|| |
Center for Maritime Economics and Logistics – Erasmus University Rotterdam: Burg. Oudlaan, 50, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Deputy Director (from 11/2007) and Associate Researcher
Visiting Fellow, Singapore Management University
Visiting Fellow, National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University