School of Business and Economics


9 Jul 2019

Dr Alok Choudhary and team win Inaugural Calibre Award for sustainable supply chain research


The Loughborough University Calibre Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the breadth and excellence of research across the University.

The Calibre (Collective Ambition at Loughborough for Building Research Excellence) framework is an inclusive, comprehensive and forward-looking articulation of the research component of the University’s Building Excellence strategy and sets out the programmes through which the University will reach its collective ambition to deliver impactful world-class research across all disciplines.

For the inaugural year, there were a total of 12 nominations from discipline across the University. The winning research was decided through a University-wide public vote.

Vice Chancellor Robert Alison opened the Calibre Awards ceremony on July 4th, announcing the inaugural winner as Dr Alok Choudhary for his impactful research on sustainable supply chain management.

Alok’s research was nominated by the School’s Associate Dean for Research, Professor Tom Jackson, who also was on hand at the ceremony to collect the award in Alok’s place.

Dr Choudhary, who is on his University Fellowship (sabbatical) as a visiting professor at Ivey Business School in Canada, said:

"I am thrilled to receive this award. We were competing against some of the best projects within the University. We are thankful to the public, who rated our research on sustainability and decision sciences as the best and supported us through their votes due to its positive impact on society, environment and industries.

“I am also grateful to my team of researchers, including PhD students. Receiving the inaugural award above the nine other schools at the University is an excellent achievement for the SBE. This award is a testament to the excellence of "research that matters" within our School.”

Congratulations, Alok!