Dr Patrick Rigot Muller

School of Business

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

TSI Building
3rd Floor
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Dr. Patrick Rigot-Müller is a lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain at Maynooth University School of Business. His research interests include Freight Transport, Supply Chain Digitalization and Sustainability/Circular Economy. He coordinates the research theme 'Sustainable Environments' in the School of Business, and he leads the Supply Chain Management research cluster in the Innovation Value Institute.

He has previously worked for Normandy Business School and Newcastle University (School of Marine Science and Technology). He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as, Transportation Research Part A,  Transportation Research Part D, Journal of Environmental Management, Energy Policy or Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

He has delivered graduate and executive education courses for more than 10 years for many institutions such as Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne, HEC Paris, Imperial College London, ESSEC, Ecole Centrale Paris, and Ecole des Ponts ParisTech.

He has an extensive industry background with more than 20 years of consulting in Supply Chain and applied research in Digital Manufacturing. His projects covered the areas of industrial strategy, logistics strategy, network design, shipping plan optimization, outsourcing, warehouse operations, forecasting and S&OP process design, investment analysis, production plant and warehouse design... for a wide range of companies and organizations such as Total, L'Oréal, Solvay, Nespresso, Lexmark, Sephora, Alcatel-Lucent, Ministère de la Défense, Ministère des Transports, Novartis, Veolia, Vallourec, Essilor or Renault.

Research Interests

Ports and Maritime Logistics
Supply Chain Digitalization
Sustainability and Air Emissions
Arctic Shipping

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2023 Gore K; Rigot-Müller P; Coughlan J. (2023) 'Cost-benefit assessment of shore side electricity: An Irish perspective'. Journal of Environmental Management, 326 . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 Fedi, L; Faury, O; Rigot-Muller, P; Montier, N (2022) 'COVID-19 as a catalyst of a new container port hierarchy in Mediterranean Sea and Northern Range'. Maritime Economics and Logistics, . [DOI]
2022 Rigot-Müller P.; Cheaitou A.; Etienne L.; Faury O.; Fedi L. (2022) 'The role of polarseaworthiness in shipping planning for infrastructure projects in the Arctic: The case of Yamal LNG plant'. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 155 :330-353. [DOI]
2022 Cheaitou A.; Faury O.; Etienne L.; Fedi L.; Rigot-Müller P.; Stephenson S. (2022) 'Impact of CO2 emission taxation and fuel types on Arctic shipping attractiveness'. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 112 . [DOI]
2022 Gore K.; Rigot-Müller P.; Coughlan J. (2022) 'Cost assessment of alternative fuels for maritime transportation in Ireland'. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 110 . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2018 Fedi L.; Etienne L.; Faury O.; Rigot-Müller P.; Stephenson S.; Cheaitou A. (2018) 'Arctic navigation: Stakes, benefits and limits of the polaris system'. Journal of Ocean Technology, 13 (4):58-71. [Full-Text]
2018 Rigot-Müller P. (2018) 'Analysing the heavy goods vehicle “écotaxe” in France: Why did a promising idea fail in implementation?'. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 118 :147-173. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2014 Gibbs, D; Rigot-Muller, P; Mangan, J; Lalwani, C (2014) 'The role of sea ports in end-to-end maritime transport chain emissions'. Energy Policy, 64 :337-348. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2014 Dinwoodie, J; Landamore, M; Rigot-Muller, P (2014) 'Dry bulk shipping flows to 2050: Delphi perceptions of early career specialists'. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 88 :64-75. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2013 Dinwoodie, J; Tuck, S; Rigot-Muller, P (2013) 'Maritime oil freight flows to 2050: Delphi perceptions of maritime specialists'. Energy Policy, 63 :553-561. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2013 Rigot-Muller, P; Lalwani, C; Mangan, J; Gregory, O; Gibbs, D (2013) 'Optimising end-to-end maritime supply chains: a carbon footprint perspective'. International Journal of Logistics Management, 24 :407-425. [DOI] [Full-Text]

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2022 Faury, O., Cariou, P., Rivas, R., Rigot-Muller, P. (2022) 'A Structured Analysis of Sustainability in Arctic Transport Studies' In: Towards a Sustainable Arctic. International Security, Climate Change and Green Shipping. Singapore : World Scientific. [Link] https://doi.org/10.1142/q0390
2019 Faury, O., Etienne, L., Fedi, L., Rigot-Muller, P., Cheaitou, A., Stephenson, S. (2019) 'L’impact de la gestion du risque sur l’attractivité du passage du nord-est' In: Baltic Arctic – Strategic Perspective. Le Havre : Les Océanides - SEFACIL Foundation.

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2022 Gore, K.; Rigot-Muller, P.; Coughlan, J. (2022) International Association of Maritime Economists 2022 Reducing emissions from ships: The costs and benefits of emission abatement approaches Busan, South Korea, 14/09/2022- 16/09/2022
2021 Gore, K., Rigot-Müller, P., Coughlan, J. (2021) International Association of Maritime Economists 2021 Assessment of port-based shipping emissions and the associated externalities across the Irish ports Rotterdam, Netherlands, 25/11/2021- 27/11/2021
2021 Gore, K., Rigot-Muller, P., Coughlan, J. (2021) 29th Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists Assessment of port-based shipping emissions and the associated externalities across the Irish ports Rotterdam, 25/11/2021- 27/11/2021 [Link]
2021 Rigot-Muller, P., Faury, O., Montier, N., Sanlaville, E. (2021) 29th Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists An analysis of Le Havre port competitiveness considering end-to-end transit-times and emissions for multimodal transports between French cities and China Rotterdam, 25/11/2021- 27/11/2021 [Link]
2020 Fedi, L; Faury, O.; Etienne, L.; Cheaitou, A.; Rigot-Muller, P. (2020) IAME 2020 Hong Kong Application and analysis of the IMO taxonomy on casualty investigation over 20 years of marine accidents in the Russian Arctic 10/06/2020- 13/06/2020 [Link]
2020 Faury, O.; Etienne, L.; Cheaitou, A.; Rigot-Muller, P.; Fedi, L; (2020) IAME 2020 Hong Kong The loading capacity of the convoy for the transit of container along the Northeast passage 10/06/2020- 13/06/2020 [Link]
2019 Faury, O., Cheaitou, A., Etienne, L., Fedi, L., Rigot-Muller, P., Stephenson, S. (2019) IAME 2019 How attractive is the Northern Sea Route for container shipping? An economic model Athens, 26/06/2019- 28/08/2019 [Link]
2018 Rigot-Muller, P.; Etienne, L.; Faury, O.; Stephenson, S. (2018) Euroma 2018 Ship routing and scheduling for the assembly of a LNG plant in the arctic: a decision support system Budapest, 25/06/2018- 26/06/2018 [Link]
2017 Rigot-Muller P. (2017) IPASPORT Conference '17 Irish trade routes and Brexit: a logistics segmentation
2016 Rigot-Muller P., Lalwani C., Mangan J., Gibbs D. (2016) International Symposium on Logistics 2016 Measuring Maritime Transport Carbon Footprint Supply Chains: a vessel-rating approach [Link]
2012 Lalwani C., Mangan J., Gibbs D., Rigot-Muller P. (2012) International Symposium on Logistics 2012 Optimizing End-to-End Maritime Supply Chains Under a Carbon Footprint Perspective [Full-Text]
2012 Rigot-Muller P., Lalwani C., Mangan J., Gibbs D., Dinwoodie J. (2012) 9emes Rencontres Internationales de la Recherche en Logistique Improving the environmental performance of maritime transport in global supply chains
2012 Dinwoodie J., Landamore M., Rigot-Muller P. (2012) Logistics Research Network 2012 Dry Bulk Shipping Movements to 2050: A Delphi Approach
2012 Rigot-Muller P., Lalwani C., Mangan J., Dinwoodie J.. (2012) Low Carbon Shipping International Conference Assessing Emissions of UK International Maritime Traffic
2012 Rigot-Muller P., Lalwani C., Mangan J., Dinwoodie J.. (2012) Low Carbon Shipping International Conference Mapping UK International Seaborne Trade and Traffic
2012 Dinwoodie J., Tuck S., Rigot-Muller P. (2012) Low Carbon Shipping International Conference Oil Tanker Flows Involving the UK to 2050: A Delphi Survey
2005 Rigot-Muller P. (2005) Virtual Concept 3-D Digital Factory and Design Methods: A Case in the Automotive Industry

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2020 Montier, N.; Rigot-Muller, P.; Faury, O. (2020) A multimodal model minimizing transit-time and gas emissions for a transport between France and China Devport 2020 Le Havre, 15/10/2020-16/10/2020.
2019 Rigot-Muller, P. (2019) Conciliating sales and operations perceptions in supply chain risk management: a case study with a tier-2 supplier in the automotive sector Euro 2019 Dublin, 23/06/2019-26/06/2019.
2018 Rigot-Muller, P.; Etienne, L.; Faury, O.; Stephenson, S. (2018) Analysing the impact of the POLARIS Risk Index in shipping project planning POMS Granada, Spain, 22/10/2018-24/10/2018.
2018 Patrick Rigot-Muller (2018) Project management: A routing and scheduling model in arctic routes International Workshop on Arctic Le Havre, France, 15/03/2018-15/03/2018.
2015 Patrick Rigot-Muller (2015) Towards the optimisation of maritime value chains SITL Paris Paris, 02/04/2015-02/04/2015.
2013 Patrick Rigot-Muller (2013) La nouvelle logistique : comment allier la performance opérationnelle au Développement Durable ? IML, AFT-IFTIM Paris, 06/12/2013-06/12/2013.
2013 Patrick Rigot-Muller (2013) Le partenariat entre la grande distribution et les opérateurs logistiques : exemples au Royaume-Uni Newton.Vaureal Consulting Paris, 18/03/2013-18/03/2013.
2012 Patrick Rigot-Muller (2012) Les meilleures pratiques de partenariat en formation et recherche Medlog 2012 Tangiers, 28/09/2012-29/09/2012.
2010 Patrick Rigot-Muller (2010) The Fair apportionment of International Shipping Emissions: Theory and Practice Tyndall Centre Manchester, 04/11/2010-04/11/2010.
2008 Patrick Rigot-Muller (2008) Desenho de Redes de Distribuição para o Continente Europeu: técnicas e ensinamentos XIV Forum Internacional & Expo Logistica Rio de Janeiro, 12/08/2008-13/08/2008.


Year Publication
2022 Faury O.; Cheaitou A.; Fedi L.; Rigot-Muller P. (2022) Special Issue: Design, management, sustainability and evaluation of transportation systems in the Arctic. [Editorial] [DOI]

Magazine Article

Year Publication
2022 Fedi, L., Faury, O., Rigot-Muller, P., Montier, N. (2022) Shipping alliances and container port development over the COVID-19 pandemic. [Magazine Article]
2021 Faury, O.; Fedi, L.; Cheaitou, A.; Etienne, L.; Rigot-Muller, P. (2021) Avantages, coûts et risques de la navigation en Arctique Russe. Paris: [Magazine Article] [Link]
2019 Faury, O., Cheaitou, A., Fedi, L., Rigot-Muller, P. (2019) Polaris: Quelle influence sur la securite de la navigation en Arctique?. France: [Magazine Article]
2011 Gibbs, D., Rigot-Muller, P. ; Lalwani, C. (2011) The global importance of reducing carbon emissions from port operations. [Magazine Article]


Year Publication
2014 Rigot-Muller, P. (2014) Reunion de l'observatoire de la taxe Poids-Lourds en IDF: Etude d'impact en cours. France: [Newsletter]
2012 Gibbs, D., Rigot-Muller, P. Mangan, J.; Lalwani, C. (2012) UK ports can play crucial role in greener shipping, study shows. London: [Newsletter]
2011 Gibbs, D., Rigot-Muller, P. Mangan, J.; Lalwani, C. (2011) Ports could be influential in reducing greenhouse gas. [Newsletter]
2011 Gibbs, D., Rigot-Muller, P. Mangan, J.; Lalwani, C. (2011) UK ports can play crucial role in greener shipping, study finds. [Newsletter]
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Professional Associations

Description Function From / To
CILT Ireland Member -


Committee Function From / To
TK Blue Agency Member 01/07/2013 - 02/01/2017
Institute for Intelligent Logistics in the Seine Valley Member 01/12/2021 -


Employer Position From / To
Maynooth University School of Business Lecturer in Operations & Supply Chain Management 16/01/2017 -
Normandy Business School - Paris campus Lecturer in Supply Chain & Operations 01/09/2014 - 30/12/2016
Newton.Vaureal Consulting Senior Manager in Supply Chain Management 11/03/2013 - 29/08/2014
Newcastle University, School of Marine Science and Technology & Hull University Business School Research Associate 12/04/2010 - 28/02/2013
Newton.Vaureal Consulting Senior Consultant, Manager in Supply Chain Management 01/07/2002 - 31/03/2010
Renault S.A. Research Engineer in Production Systems 06/07/1998 - 01/03/2002


Start date Institution Qualification Subject
MinesParisTech, PSL University Doctorate Industrial Engineering
Paris-Dauphine, PSL University Master Scientific Management
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Engineering Electronic Engineering / Telecommunications


Language Reading Writing Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Portuguese Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Fluent Fluent

Outreach Activities

Organisation Type Description
Supply Chain Round Table Summit 2018 Industry Invited expert, "Emerging technologies, political and regulatory uncertainties and supply chain models", Supply Chain Summit Round Table 2018, Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, 28 November 2018. [Link]
European Commission, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Policy Makers Invited expert, "Atlantic Action Plan consultation: Developing TEN-T, Sort Sea Shipping and Smart Ports", European Commission Maritime Affairs workshop, Agriculture House, Dublin, 8 October 2018
Committee on Climate Change (UK) Policy Makers Invited expert, "Review of UK Shipping Emissions", Stakeholders meeting, Committee on Climate Change, The British Chamber of Shipping, 23 may 2011 [Link]
CILT UK Industry Invited expert, "Developing Green Supply Chain Performance Measures", Green Logistics Focus Group, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, 25-26 January 2012 [Link]

Teaching Interests

Global Supply Chain Management
Operations & Supply Chain