Prof. Ir. Bertha Maya Sopha, ST., M.Sc., Ph.D., IPU., ASEAN Eng.



Research interest: Supply Chain Engineering (Humanitarian Logistics, City Logistics), Complex System Modeling (Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation, System Dynamics), Industrial Ecology, Energy Modeling and Policy


  • Associate Professor, Former Director, Former Laboratory Head of Supply Chain Engineering and Logistics (SCiLOG), Industrial Engineering Programme, Universitas Gadjah Mada, INDONESIA
  • Chair of Indonesian Association of Industrial Engineering Higher Education Institutions (BKSTI) 2020-2023 (
  • Vice-chair of Indonesian Supply Chain Institute (ISLI) 2022-2025 (
  • Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) Reviewer


  • S.T. Chemical Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada-Indonesia, 2000 (Cumlaude)
  • M.Sc. Management of Production (Logistics and Transportation), Chalmers University of Technology 2004 (Graduate with Distinction)
  • Ph.D. Industrial Ecology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology 2011
  • Post. Doc Energy Behavior, Norwegian University of Science and Technology 2011-2012
  • IPM Indonesian Professional Engineer (Industrial Engineering) 2017
  • ASEAN Eng. Professional ASEAN Engineer (Industrial Engineering) 2018

Honors and Awards

  • 5000 Indonesian Best Scientist ADScientific Index 2022
  • Distinguished Woman in Industry and Academia (WIIA) Award 2021, The Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) Society
  • Maritime Economics and Logistics Editor’s Choice Award 2020, Palgrave-Macmillan-Springer
  • Best Paper Award – Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) Asia, Taiwan 2018
  • Best Paper Award (Silver Medal) – State University of Malang, Indonesia 2018
  • Highly cited research, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transition, Elsevier 2017
  • Best Research Award – Institute of Supply Chain and Logistics Indonesia (ISLI) 2017
  • Best Paper Award in Supply Chain and Logistics Category – Seminar Nasional Teknik Industri BKSTI 2017
  • Outstanding Achievement Award for Lecturer (2nd place), Universitas Gadjah Mada 2015
  • Industrial Ecology Publication Prize, Norwegian University of Science and Technology 2011
  • Graduate with Distinction (Master), Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden 2004
  • STINT Award – The Swedish Foundation for Int’l Cooperation, Sweden 2002
  • Best Graduate with cumlaude honor, Universitas Gadjah Mada 2000
  • Siswa Teladan Nasional, 1991

Selected Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals (Scopus H-index = 12)

  1. Sopha, B.M., Purnamasari, D.M., Ma’mun, S. (2022). Barriers and Enablers of Circular Economy Implementation for Electric-Vehicle Batteries: From Systematic Literature Review to Conceptual Framework. Sustainability, 14(10):6359.
  2. Hadiyat, M.A., Sopha, B.M., Wibowo, B.S. (2022). Response Surface Methodology Using Observational Data: A Systematic Literature Review. Applied Sciences, 12(20), 10663.
  3. Mara, S.T. W., Rifai, S. P., Sopha, B. M. (2022). An adaptive lare neighborhood search heuristics for the flying sidekick traveling salesman problem with multiple drops. Expert Systems with Applications, 2015, 117647.
  4. Sopha, B. M., Arvianto, A., Tjahjono, B. (2022). Survival strategies of traditional retailers during the COVID-19 pandemic: Some insights from a developing country. Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 15(2), 185-201.
  5. Imron, M. A., Widyastuti, K., Al Bihad, D., Satria, R. A., Prayoga, W., Pradopo, S. T., Suryatmojo, H., Sopha, B. M., Harrison, M. E., Berger, U. (2022). Beyond climatic variation: Human disturbances alter the effectiveness of a protected area to reduce fires in a tropical peatland. Frontiers in Forest and Global Change, 5, 788023, 1-14.
  6. Nurwidiana, N., Sopha, B. M., Widyaparaga, A. (2022). Simulating Socio-Technical Transitions of Photovoltaics Using Empirically Based Hybrid Simulation-Optimization Approach. Sustainability, 14(9), 5411, 1-25.
  7. Redi, A. A. N. P., Sopha, B. M., Asih, A. M. S., Liperda, R. I. (2021). Collaborative hybrid aerial and ground vehicle routing for post-disaster assessment. Sustainability, 13(22), 12841, 1-25.
  8. Sopha, B. M., Mamun, S. (2021). Economic analysis and environmental assessment of aluminum debris power generator for deployment to communal-scale disaster areas. Heliyon, e07264.
  9. Sopha, B. M., Triasari, A. I., Cheah, L. (2021). Sustainable humanitarian operations: Multi-method simulation for large-scale evacuation, Sustainability, 13(13), 7488, 1-19.
  10. Sopha, B. M., Sakti, S., Prasetia, A. C. G., Dwiansarinopa, M. W., Cullinane, K. (2021). Simulating long-term performance of regional distribution centers in archipelagic logistics system. Maritime Economics and Logistics, 23(4), 697-725.
  11. Nurwidiana, N., Sopha, B. M., Widyaparaga, A. (2021). Modelling photovoltaic system adoption for households: A systematic literature review. Evergreen, 8(1), 69-81.
  12. Arvianto, A., Sopha, B. M., Asih, A. M. S., Imron, M. A. (2021). City logistics challenges and innovative solutions in developed and developing economies: A systematic literature review. International Journal of Engineering Business Management, 13, 1-18.
  13. Sopha, B. M., Jie, F., Himadhani, M. (2021). Analysis of the uncertainty sources and SMEs’ performance. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 33(1), 1-27.
  14. Widyastuti, K., Imron, M., Pradopo, S., Suryatmojo, Hatma, Sopha, B.M., Spessa, A., Berger, U. (2021). PeatFire: an agent-based model to simulate fire ignition and spreading in a tropical peatland ecosystem. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 30(2), 71-89.
  15. Sopha, B. M., Doni, R. E., Asih, A. M. S. (2019). Mount Merapi Eruption: Simulating Dynamic Evacuation and Volunteer Coordination using Agent-Based Modeling Approach. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 9(2), 292-322.
  16. Sakti, S., Yu, V. F., Sopha, B. M. (2019). Heterogeneous fleet location routing problem for waste management: A case study of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. International Journal of Information and Management Sciences, 30(1), 1-16.
  17. Sopha, B. M., Asih, A. M. S., Nurdiansyah, H. A., Maulida, R. Decision Support System for an Urban Distribution Center using Agent-Based Modelling: A Case Study of Yogyakarta Special Region Province, Indonesia. In Taniguchi, E., and Thompson, R. G. (2018). City Logistics 2: Modeling and Planning Initiatives, ISTE-Ltd and John Wiley & Sons, UK. [BOOK CHAPTER]
  18. Sopha, B. M., Asih, A. M. S., & Nursitasari, P. D. (2018). Location planning of Urban Distribution Center under uncertainty: A case study of Yogyakarta Special Region Province, Indonesia. Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 11(3), 542-568.
  19. Asih, A. M. S., Sopha, B. M., Kriptaniadewa, G. (2017) Comparison study of metaheuristics: Empirical application of delivery problems. International Journal of Engineering Business Management, 9, 1 -12.
  20. Irawan, M. Z., Belgiawan, P. F., Widyaparaga, A., Deendarlianto, Budiman, A., Muthohar, I., Sopha, B. M. (2018). A market share analysis for hybrid cars in Indonesia. Case Studies on Transport Policy, 6(3), 336-341.
  21. Sopha, B. M., Hestiani, A. (2017). A case study of Indonesian SMEs: An empirical evidence of SCM practices and their impact of firm performance. International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 24(5/6), 394-413.
  22. Sopha, B. M., Kloeckner, C. A & Febrianti, D. (2017). Using agent-based modeling to explore options supporting adoption of natural gas vehicles in Indonesia, Journal of Environmental Psychology, 52, 149-165.
  23. Sopha, B. M., Setiowati, Ma’mun, S., (2017). Environmental assessment of motorcycle using a life-cycle perspective. Indonesian Journal of Life-Cycle Assessment and Sustainability, 1, 22-28.
  24. Deendarlianto, Widyaparaga, A., Sopha, B. M., Budiman, A., Muthohar, I., Setiawan, I. C., Lindasista, A., Soemardjito, J., (2017). Scenarion analysis of energy mix for road transportation sector in Indonesia. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 70, 13-23.
  25. Irawan, M. Z., Belgiawan, P. F., Widyaparaga, A., Muthohar, I., Sopha, B. M. (2017). A market share analysis for hybrid cars in Indonesia. Case Studies on Transport Policy, article in press.
  26. Handayani, D., Sopha, B. M., Hartono, B., Herliansyah, M. K. (2017). The behavioral rules of people during disaster emergency evacuation: A case study of Mount Merapi Eruption in Indonesia. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12(21).
  27. Sopha, B. M., Asih, A. M. S., Pradana, F. D., Gunawan, H. E., & Karuniawati, Y., (2016). Urban distribution center location: Combination of spatial analysis and multi-objective mixed-integer linear programming. International Journal of Engineering Business Management, 8, 1 -10.
  28. Sopha, B. M., & Perkasa, A. Optimization of municipal waste collection points in Yogyakarta City, Indonesia, Teknosains, 5(2), 81-140.
  29. Sopha, B. M. (2013). Sustainable paper consumption: Exploring behavioral factors. Social Sciences, 2, 270-283.
  30. Sopha, B. M., Kloeckner, C. A & Hertwich, E. (2013) Adoption and diffusion of heating systems in Norway: Coupling agent-based modeling with empirical research. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 8, 42-61.
  31. Klӧckner, C. A., Sopha, B. M., Matthies, E., & Bjørnstad, E. (2012). Energy efficiency in Norwegian households – identifying motivators and barriers with a focus group approach. International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 12(4), 396-415
  32. Skjevrak, G., & Sopha, B. M. (2012). Wood-pellet heating in Norway: Early adopters’ satisfaction and experienced problems. Sustainability, 4, 1089-1103.
  33. Sopha, B. M., & Klӧckner, C. A. (2011). Psychological factors in the diffusion of sustainable technology: A study of Norwegian households’ adoption of wood-pellet heating. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 15(1), 2756-2765.
  34. Sopha, B. M., Klӧckner, C. A., & Hertwich, E. G. (2011). Exploring policy options for a transition to sustainable heating system diffusion using an agent-based simulation. Energy Policy, 39(5), 2722-2729.
  35. Sopha, B. M., Klӧckner, C. A., & Hertwich, E. G. (2011). Adopters and non-adopters of wood-pellet heating in Norwegian households. Biomass and Bioenergy, 35(1), 652-662.
  36. Sopha, B. M., Klӧckner, C. A., Skjevrak, G., & Hertwich, E. G. (2010). Norwegian households’ perception of wood-pellet stove compared to air-to-air heat pump and electric heating. Energy Policy, 38(7), 3744-3754.
  37. Sopha, B. M., Fet, A. M., Keitsch, M. M., & Haskins, C. (2010). Using systems engineering to create a framework for evaluating industrial symbiosis options. Systems Engineering, 13(2), 149-160 

Selected Projects

  1. Performance Measurement in Extended Manufacturing Enterprise– SINTEF Industrial Management, Norway(2003)
  2. Framework of Procurement Measurement in Manufacturing Industry in Sweden (2004) – Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  3. Logistics design of PT Pos Indonesia (2005) – PT Pos Indonesia
  4. Design of Industrial Symbiosis at Mongstad Norway (2006) – NTNU Norway
  5. Energy Behavior of Norwegian Households (2011 – 2012) – Enova SF, Norway
  6. Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) of motorcycle in Indonesia (2012-2013) – Ministry of Higher Education
  7. Best transportation energy mix in Indonesia (2012 – 2015) – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia, PT Pertamina (Indonesian), and Toyota Motor Corporation ,Mizuho Information and Reseach Institute (Japan)
  8. Natural gas governance in Indonesia (2013 – 2014) – PT PGN, Indonesia
  9. Supply Chain of Municipal Waste in Yogyakarta (2013) – Ministry of Environment
  10. Supply Chain Design of Indonesian Aircraft Industry (2014) – Boeing USA
  11. The effect of fuel subsidy toward the transportation mode choice (2014) – Ministry of Higher Education
  12. Simulation model of adoption and diffusion of NGV in Indonesia (2013-2015) – Ministry of Higher Education
  13. Life-Cycle Assessment of Motorcycle in Indonesia (2013) – Ministry of Higher Education
  14. Supply Chain Design of Bioethanol in Indonesia (2014) – Toyota Manufacturing Indonesia
  15. Indonesian Transport Policy (2015-2016) – Toyota Manufacturing Indonesia
  16. Supply Chain Design to Support Photovoltaic and Bio-refinery in Indonesia (2017) – US-Aid
  17. Decision Support System for City Logistics (2016-2018) – Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education through MP3EI Scheme
  18. Decision Support System for Humanitarian Logistics (2017-2019) – Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education through PTUPT Scheme
  19. RESilient Emergency Preparedness for Natural Disaster Response through Operational Research (RESPOND-OR) – UK GCRF (2019-2021)
  20. Integrated System of Aluminum Scrap Powered Generation (2020) – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Indonesia Research Alliance Program (MIRA)
  21. Design of the Combined Ground Vehicle and Drone System for Humanitarian Operations (2021-2023) – Ministry of Education and Culture through World-Class Research scheme

Intellectual Property Rights

  1. Computer simulation for Humanitarian Logistics during Merapi Eruption – 000162540 (2019)
  2. Book of Membangun Kemampuan Nasional dalam Rantai Pasok Pembangkit Listrik Tenaga Surya di Indonesia – 000225453(2020)
  3. Pemodelan dan simulasi berbasis agen untuk sistem kompleks sosio-teknikal: Konsep, Metode dan Aplikasi – 000272210 (2021)
  4. Addressing Global Issues with Collective and Concerted Actions: Indonesian Scholar Perspective for the G-20 Forum 2022

Professional/Internship Experiences

  1. SINTEF Industrial Management, Norway (2003-2004)
  2. ENOVA SF, Norway (2011-2012)
  3. Center for Transportation and Logistics UGM, Indonesia (2004-present)
  4. Center for Energy Studies UGM, Indonesia (2012-present)

Journal Reviewers

IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Engineering, Business, and Management, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, International Journal of Business and Globalization, Energy Policy, Ecological Economics, Technovation, Energy Research and Social Science, Environmental Modelling and Software, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Engineering and Technological Sciences, International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Energy Efficiency, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, Management Review Quarterly, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Transactions on Computer Collective Intelligence, Heliyon.