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Middela Mounisai Siddartha

Assistant Professor
  • Doctor of Philosophy – Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Master of Technology – National Institute of Technology, Warangal
  • Bachelor of Technology – Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur

Dr. Middela Mounisai Siddartha is an assistant professor in the Operations Management area at the Indian Institute of Management Ranchi. Previously, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. His research focuses on the sustainability of transport systems, including urban freight systems, life cycle emissions, dockless bike-sharing systems, and electric mobility. His work has been published in reputed international journals such as Transportation Research Part-A: Policy and Practice, Transportation, Transport Policy, Transportation Research Part-D: Transport and Environment, Environmental Pollution, Transportation Research Record, and Transportation in Developing Economies.
Dr. Siddartha’s current research interests include sustainable mobility and freight transportation. He has extensive experience in transport emissions evaluation using remote sensing, life cycle analysis of vehicle fleets, and bike-sharing systems in Dublin, Ireland. He has also worked on projects such as developing a roadmap for the electrification of freight vehicles in Chennai, spatial demand prediction models for freight systems and emergency response systems, and electric vehicle battery discharge level and range prediction models.

Teaching Areas

  • Probability & Statistics
  • Sustainability
  • Business Analytics
  • Operations Research


  • Postdoctoral research fellow at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Visiting scientist at the joint research centre of the European Commission, Italy.

Training & Consulting Areas

  • Urban Freight Systems / City Logistics
  • Sustainability
  • Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Planning

Research Area

  • Sustainable Transport
  • City Logistics

Current Research Interests

  • Electric Mobility
  • Urban Freight Transportation

Professional Affiliation

  • Invited Reviewer – Journals
    • Scientific Abstracts, Springer Nature
    • Sustainability, Elsevier
    • Transportation Planning and Technology, Taylor & Francis online
    • Environmetrics, Wiley
    • Transportation in Developing Economies, Springer Nature
  • Invited Reviewer – Conferences
    • Transport Research Arena
    • Transportation Infrastructure Projects: Conception to Execution
    • 6th Conference of Transportation Research Group of India


    Journal Articles
    • Referred Journal Publications
      • Middela, M. S., & Ramadurai, G. (2024) Effect of the measurement period and spatial dependence on the accuracy of urban freight trip generation models. Transportation Research Part-A: Policy and Practice, 179, 103884, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2023.103884, IF – 6.4 (ABDC – A*).
      • Middela, M. S., Mane, A., Djordjevic, B., & Ghosh, B. (2024) Greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty vehicles in Ireland. Transportation Research Part-D, 130, 104156, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2024.104156, IF – 7.6 (ABDC – A)
      • Middela, M.S., Mahesh, S., McNabola, A., Smith, W., Timoney, D., Ekhtiari, A., Fowler, B., Willis, P., Rose, R., Wareham, J., Walker, H., Ghosh, B., (2024) Evaluating real-world emissions from in-use buses and taxis using on-road remote sensing. Environmental Pollution, 344, 123241, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2023.123241, IF – 8.9
      • Middela, M.S. & Ramadurai, G. (2024) Modelling urban freight generation using linear regression and proportional odds logit models. Transport Policy, 148, 145-153, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2023.12.013, IF – 6.8 (ABDC – A).
      • Middela, M.S., Mahesh, S., Kancharla, S.R., Ramadurai, G., Perme, R., Sripada, S.K., & Devi, G. (2022) Complete LCA of battery electric and conventional fuel vehicles for freight trips. Transportation Research Part-D: Transport and Environment, 110, 103398, 1361-9209, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2022.103398, IF – 7.6 (ABDC – A).
      • Middela, M. S., & Ramadurai, G. (2021) Spatial Seemingly Unrelated Regression Models for Freight Trip Generation by Vehicle Type: Application to the Chennai Metropolitan Area in India. Transportation Research Record. https://doi.org/10.1177/03611981211060035, IF – 1.9 (ABDC – B).
      • Middela, M. S., & Ramadurai, G. (2020) Incorporating spatial interactions in zero-inflated negative binomial models for freight trip generation. Transportation 48, 2335–2356. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11116-020-10132-w, IF – 4.3 (ABDC – A).
      • Middela, M. S., Pulipati, S. B., & Prasad, C. S. R. K. (2018). Modelling Freight Generation and Distribution for Nationwide Interstate Freight Movement. Transportation in Developing Economies. 4, 6. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40890-018-0059-z, IF – 1.7.
    • Working Papers
      • Middela, M.S. & Ramadurai, G. Handling item nonresponse in establishment-based freight surveys.
      • Middela, M.S. & Ramadurai, G. Modelling commercial vehicle fleet ownership and composition of urban business establishments in Chennai.
      • Middela, M.S., Benett, L., Ghosh, B., Prakrashi, V., Analysis and modelling of dockless bikesharing systems in Dublin, Ireland.
      • Decarbonisation pathways for Heavy-duty truck fleet in Ireland: A well-to-wheel analysis.
      • Middela, M.S., Benett, L., Prakrashi, V., Ghosh, B., (2024) An analysis of dock-less bike sharing service in Dublin, Ireland. Transport Research Arena. Dublin, Ireland
      • Nesarikar, S., Nath, O., Raghu, A.K., Krishnan, G.S., Middela, M.S., Ramadurai, G., (2022). Travel time estimation for emergency medical service vehicles, RBCDSAI-FCAI Conference on Deployable AI. Chennai, India.
      • Middela, M. S., Kumar, L. V., Gavimath, V. V., Charles, S., & Ramadurai, G. (2021). Freight trip generation models for an industrial estate: Lessons and opportunities for city logistics practices. In 4th VREF Conference on Urban Freight. Gothenburg, Sweden.
      • Middela, M. S., & Ramadurai, G. (2021). Freight trip generation models by vehicle type: A spatial seemingly unrelated regression approach. In TRB 100th annual meeting compendium of papers, Washington, USA.
      • Middela, M. S., & Ramadurai, G. (2019). Automatic identification of freight trip destinations from passive GPS trajectories. In 5th CTRG. Bhopal, India.
      • Middela, M. S., Mahesh, S., Sripada, S. K., Kancharla, S. R., Devi, G., & Ramadurai, G. (2019). Estimating emissions from urban freight trips. In 15th WCTR. Mumbai, India.
      • Middela, M. S., & Ramadurai, G. (2018). An assessment of multiple freight trip generation modelling approaches. In 3rd VREF Conference on Urban Freight. Gothenburg, Sweden.
      • Middela, M.S., Pulipati, S.B., & Prasad, C.S.R.K. (2016). Development of National Freight Trip Generation and Trip Distribution Models. In Transportation Planning and Implementation Methodologies for Developing Countries. Mumbai, India.


  • Best spotlight talk award 2022 — RBCDSAI-FCAI Conference on Deployable AI
  • Conference visit grant 2018 — Volvo Research & Educational Foundations (VREF), Sweden