Mr. Shaja Musthaffa




Mr. Shaja Musthaffa is a Lecturer attached to the Department of Operations and Logistics who joined the Faculty of Business of NSBM Green University in 2021. He commenced his academic career as a visiting lecturer in three reputed private higher educational institutes, and he pursued his corporate experience in many organizations before joining the NSBM Green University.

He is a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa with a First-Class in Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Transport and Logistics Management. At present, he is reading for M.Sc. in Transportation at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa. During his undergraduate period, he was placed on the Dean’s list for 4 semesters. Moreover, he won John Keells Foundation Scholarship Awards for three consecutive years in 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively for his scholastic achievements in his degree programme. He has also completed a Diploma in Information Technology (Pearson Assured – UK) with Distinction (98.75%) and has received a gold medal as the batch topper. Furthermore, through a fully funded scholarship from Commonwealth of learning, Canada he has completed a course on Data Science Math Skills from DUKE University.

At present, he serves as the Head of the Department of Operations and Logistics, and Node Leader of Operations and Logistics – University of Plymouth, UK.

Research Interest

  • Autonomous Vehicles and Shared Mobility
  • Transport behavioral studies
  • Econometric Modelling for Travel behaviour analysis
  • Operations Research applications in Transportation and Logistics
  • Industry 4.0 applications on Supply Chain Management
  • E – Procurement


  • Member (MILT) of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

Journal Publications

  1. Galappaththi, K., Herath, O. K., Bandara, Y. M., & Shaja, M. M. M. (2021). Psychological Responses of Motorcar Drivers to Flashing Amber Lights at Signalised T-Intersections. Journal of South Asian Logistics and Transport, 1(2), 19–33. DOI:

Conference (Full Paper) Publications

  1. Shaja M.M.M., Fayeek A.H.M, and De Silva G.L.D.I., (2022) “Evaluation of Day Pattern Choice of Individuals in the Western Province of Sri Lanka” in 5th International Conference on Business Innovation, pp. 221–230.
  2. K. Jayawardane, S. Musthaffa and M. Dias, “Impact of Lean Manufacturing on Inventory Turnover Performances: Evidence From the Sri Lankan Apparel Industry,” 2022 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2022, pp. 1-6, doi:
  3. Shaja, M.M.M., Bandara, YM. Relationship between utility of driving, socio-economic characteristics, and risk behaviour of drivers in 9th International Economics Research Conference of the Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists, year 2020, pp. 149 – 155, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka. DOI:

Ongoing Research

  • Machine Learning Application for Driver Behaviour Analysis using OBDII data.
  • Estimating the marginal productivity of roads in Sri Lanka.
  • A study on the importance of introducing railway organizational structural reforms in Sri Lanka.
  • Factors affecting the implementation of smart waste management in apparel manufacturing industry in Sri Lanka