Assistant Professor

Akshay has a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University. His research interests are in the area of sustainable operations. His research investigates how companies make decisions on remanufacturing operations under uncertainty to achieve economic and environmental sustainability.


  • Mutha A., Bansal S., Guide V., "What Servicizing Demands of a Company: The Need for Inter-Functional Coordination." Journal of Operations Management, vol. 68, no. 4, 2022, pp. 408-420.
  • Mutha A., Bansal S., Guide V., " Managing the inter-functional tension between accounting- and financial-profits in remanufacturing multiple-usecycle products." Production and Operations Management, Forthcoming.
  • Mutha A., Bansal S., Guide V., "ReCellular Inc: Managing Demand Uncertainty by Quality Diversification in Closed-Loop Remanufacturing." INFORMS Transactions on Education, Forthcoming.
  • Mutha A., Bansal S., Guide V., "Selling Assortments of Used Products to Third-Party Remanufacturers." Production and Operations Management, 2019.
  • Mutha A., Bansal S., Guide V., "Managing Demand Uncertainty through Core Acquisition in Remanufacturing." Production and Operations Management, vol. 25, no. 8, 2016, pp. 1449-1464.

Full Publication History (PDF)

Awards and Recognition

Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching, University of Vermont - 2019

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Closed-loop supply chains, remanufacturing operations


  • Ph.D., Operations Management,Pennsylvania State University, 2018
  • M.S., Supply Chain Management, Nanyang Technological University,Singapore, 2008
  • B.S., Government College of Engineering Pune, India, 2004


  • (802) 656-0495
Office Location:

Kalkin 317

Office Hours:

By Appointment

Courses Taught

Decision Analysis (BSAD 30): Fall 2017, Spring 2018.
Operations Management (BSAD 173): Fall 2018.