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Dr Maren Schnieder

Research Fellow

Centre for Intelligent Supply Chains

Faculty of Business and Law
While working as a visiting researcher/student at five universities around the world, I have developed a strong international network. My portfolio of publications covers issues found e.g. in big data, medication management, emissions simulations, battery charging, pedagogy, investment decisions and last mile delivery optimisation.


Maren's research vision is to improve the 'quality of life' by using diverse expertise in traffic, engineering, environmental science, manufacturing, business management, human factors and pedagogical concepts. During her PhD, and afterwards as a Research Associate (Project Title: Embedded Interoperable Intelligent Systems: True Digital Twins for Manufacturing and Logistics Supply Chain Modelling and Optimisation), she worked with industry partners on supply chains as well as other challenges in manufacturing. In this field, she addressed diverse issues ranging from human factors (e.g. physical and mental fatigue, supporting employees with navigating) to machine learning (e.g. maintenance).

Research interests

  • Big data (machine learning, simulations, analytics, digital models/shadows/twins)
  • Supply chains, last mile delivery
  • Smart cities
  • Shared mobility (bike sharing, car sharing)
  • Emission simulations
  • Traffic simulations
  • Battery management
  • Human factors (brain activity, eye-tracking, human performance)
  • Land use efficiency
  • Pedagogical techniques (virtual/remote labs, gamification, blended learning)


  • Transport Engineering (Diploma) - TU Dresden
  • PhD CDT in Embedded Intelligence, Loughborough University
  • Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management
  • Fellowship of Higher Education Academy

Selected recent publications

Journal publications

Schnieder M, Williams S. Educational Mobile Apps for Programming in Python: Review and Analysis. Education Sciences. 2023; 13(1):66. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci13010066

Schnieder M, Hinde C, West A. Emission Estimation of On-Demand Meal Delivery Services Using a Macroscopic Simulation. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022 Jan;19(18):11667 https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/18/11667 

Schnieder M, Hinde C, West A. Land Efficient Mobility: Evaluation of Autonomous Last Mile Delivery Concepts in London. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022 Aug 18;19(16):10290. https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/16/10290 

Schnieder M, Williams S, Ghosh S. Comparison of In-Person and Virtual Labs/Tutorials for Engineering Students Using Blended Learning Principles. Education Sciences. 2022 Feb 23;12(3):153. https://www.mdpi.com/2227-7102/12/3/153 

Schnieder M, Hinde C, West A. Combining Parcel Lockers with Staffed Collection and Delivery Points: An Optimization Case Study Using Real Parcel Delivery Data (London, UK). Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity. 2021 Sep;7(3):183. https://www.mdpi.com/2199-8531/7/3/183 

Schnieder M, Hinde C, West A. Sensitivity Analysis of Emission Models of Parcel Lockers vs. Home Delivery Based on HBEFA. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021 Jan;18(12):6325. https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/12/6325 

Schnieder M, Hinde C, West A. Land Consumption of Delivery Robots and Bicycle Couriers for On-Demand Meal Delivery Using GPS Data and Simulations Based on the Time-Area Concept. Sustainability. 2021 Jan;13(20):11375. https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/20/11375 

Schnieder M, Hinde C, West A. Review and Development of a Land Consumption Evaluation Method Based on the Time-Area Concept of Last Mile Delivery Using Real Delivery Trip Data. Sustainability. 2020 Jan;12(24):10626. https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/24/10626 

van Lopik K, Schnieder M, Sharpe R, Sinclair M, Hinde C, Conway P, West A, Maguire M. Comparison of in-sight and handheld navigation devices toward supporting industry 4.0 supply chains: First and last mile deliveries at the human level. Applied ergonomics. 2020 Jan 1;82:102928. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003687019301553 

Tabi K, Randhawa AS, Choi F, Mithani Z, Albers F, Schnieder M, Nikoo M, Vigo D, Jang K, Demlova R, Krausz M. Mobile apps for medication management: review and analysis. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 2019 Sep 11;7(9):e13608. https://mhealth.jmir.org/2019/9/e13608/ 

Conference papers 

Schnieder M, Williams S. How to Assess Programming Skills: Review and Analysis. In2022 IEEE German Education Conference (GeCon) 2022 Aug 11 (pp. 1-7). IEEE. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9942789/ 

Schnieder M, Ghosh S, Williams S. Using Gamification and Flipped Classroom for Remote/Virtual Labs for Engineering Students. InECEL 2021 20th European Conference on e-Learning 2021 Oct 1 (p. 408). Academic Conferences International limited. 

Goodall P, Van-Lopik K, Stilo L, Hayward S, Tribe J, Pease S, Schnieder M, West A, Young B. An Embedded Intelligence Future Vision of Flexible Configurable Manufacturing. 2020. In Proceedings of the Workshops of I-ESA 2020, 17-11-2020, Tarbes, France. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2900/WS1Paper3.pdf 

Schnieder M, West AA. Comparison of Time-Area Requirements of Parcel Lockers vs. Home Delivery: A Cyber-Physical System of Last Mile Delivery. In2020 Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems (FISTS) 2020 Nov 3 (pp. 298-303). IEEE. h􏰃ps://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9264901 

Schnieder M, West A. Evaluation of alternative battery charging schemes for one-way electric vehicle smart mobility sharing systems based on real urban trip data. In2019 IEEE 5th International Forum on Research and Technology for Society and Industry (RTSI) 2019 Sep 9 (pp. 296-301). IEEE. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8895556 

Recent presentations and conferences

  • Workshop: A future vision of flexible configurable manufacturing in a digitalised world. 10th International Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications. 17-19 November 2020, Tarbes (France)
  • Session: Traffic modelling and control. 2020 Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems (FISTS). IEEE, 3-5 November 2020. Delft (Netherlands)