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  • HdR (2014), PhD (2007)
  • Responsible for Industrial Engineering Program
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Manufacturing systems
  • Associate Editor, IISE Transactions
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Manufacturing Research (IJMR)
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics
  • Chair, CIRP Research Affiliates
  • Member of the Executive Committee of GdR MACS
  • Member of IFAC Technical Committee 5.2. Manufacturing Modelling for Management and Control
  • Elected Member of the Research Council of ISAE-SUPAERO

 Research interests

  • Combinatorial optimization
  • Uncertainty modelling
  • Resource Constrained Project Scheduling
  • Reverse Supply Chains
  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Optimal Design of Production Lines


  • Associate professor, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France, attached to the Research Laboratory UMR 6158 CNRS (2008-2015)
  • Co-responsible for Master program on Industrial engineering at ENSM-SE (2011-2015)
  • Visiting professor, University of Siegen, Germany (April 2016)
  • Visiting professor, Masdar Institute of Technology, UAE (March 2015)
  • Visiting professor, Vietnamese-German University, Vietnam (February 2015)
  • Visiting professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy (October 2014)
  • Visiting professor, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa (June 2014)
  • Visiting professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA (March-May 2011)

 Awards and Grants

  • Grant from program TOR (French Institute in Sweden), 2016
  • Grant TNA by EU project Visionair, 2014
  • Grants « Explo’ra doc » & « Accueil doc » from French Region Rhône-Alpes, 2012
  • Best Ph.D. Thesis Award from the Research Cluster on Modelling, Analysis and Management of Dynamic Systems of the National Council of Scientific Research in France, 2009

 Invited talks

  • 2017, “Organisation des systèmes de désassemblage”, Journée Université-Industrie pour le Développement Durable, Université Paris 8
  • 2017, Invited Keynote speaker “Sustainable manufacturing in developing countries” at the 13th International Conference on Industrial Engineering (IIEC 2017) Babolsar, Iran, February 22-23
  • 2016 , “Organisation et optimisation des processus de désassemblage”, Journée Université-Industrie pour le Développement Durable, Université Paris 8
  • 2016, “Combinatorial optimization methods for design of manufacturing systems”, Linköping University, Sweden
  • 2016, “Combinatorial optimization methods for design of manufacturing systems”, University of Siegen, Germany
  • 2014, “Combinatorial optimization methods for design of demanufacturing systems”, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • 2014, “Sustainibility and reconfigurability of manufacturing systems”, Tshwane University of Technology, Invited speaker for 10th Vice-Chancellor’s Prestigious Research and Innovation Seminar Series, South Africa
  • 2013, “Vers une optimisation de la configuration de systèmes productifs“, Lebanese University, Lebanon
  • 2011, “Combinatorial optimization methods for preliminary design of machining systems”, MIT, USA
  • 2011, “Design of manufacturing systems”, University of Michigan, USA


Over 160 publications including more than 50 referred journal papers.

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Researcher ID : J-2643-2016

 Main research projects

  • Strategic Design of Reverse Supply Chains under uncertainty in Circular Economy Context, 2017-2020
  • Optimisation of Maintenance of Military Aircraft, 2017-2020
  • « Developing efficient solution approaches for integrated project planning and scheduling under uncertainty », 2017-2020
  • Socio-responsible planning of work in aircraft assembly lines : how to satisfy both ergonomic and economic objectives, 2016-2019
  • Re-commerce and Recycling of WEEE, 2013-2015
  • Design and optimisation of Reverse Supply Chains, 2013-2015
  • Mathematical Models and Decision Support Methods for the Design of Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, 2012-2015
  • European Project « AMEPLM : Advanced Platform for Manufacturing Engineering and Product Lifecycle Management », 285171, 2011-2015
  • Reverse Logistics, 2013
  • Combinatorial optimisation in disassembly lines, 2012
  • Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems (RMS), 2005-2008
  • European Project « Scheduling for Modern Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chains », INTAS 03-51-5501, 2003-2006


  • 2017 – present, Associate Editor for the IISE Transactions (former IIE Transactions)
  • 2011 – present, Associate Editor, Journal of Manufacturing systems
  • 2016 – present, Member of Advisory board, Harvard Deusto Business Research journal
  • 2008 – present, Reviewer for 30 international journals including IJPE, OMEGA, COR, EJOR, IJPR.
  • 2012 – present, Member of 31 IPC of international established conferences
  • 2017, Expert evaluator, KTH, Sweden
  • 2016, Expert evaluator, HCERES, France
  • 2017, Reviewer, Slovenian Research Agency, Slovenia
  • 2017, 2014, Reviewer, National Research Foundation, South Africa
  • 2014, Reviewer, Chilean National Science and Technology Commission, Chili
  • 2016 –2017, Guest Editor with A. Otto, E. Pesch (University of Siegen, Germany) and F. Sgarbossa (University of Padova, Italy) for the Special Issue “Customized Assembly Systems”, OMEGA-The International Journal of Management Science, to be published in 2018
  • 2016 –2017, Guest Editor with A. Dolgui (IMT Atlantique, France), S. S. Heragu (Oklahoma State University, USA), S. Meerkov (University of Michigan, USA), and M.K. Tiwari (Indian Institute of Technology, India) for the Special Issue “Design for manufacturing and assembly/disassembly : Joint design of products and production systems” of International Journal of Production Research, to be published in 2018
  • 2014 –2015, Guest Editor with SM. Gupta (Northeastern University, USA) for the Special Issue “Reverse Supply Chains”, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, published in 2015

Scientific Chair

  • Ecole en Modélisation, Analyse et Conduite des Systèmes dynamiques (MACS), July 8-9, 2017, Toulouse, France
  • CIRP Research Affiliates Annual Workshop, July 3-4, 2017, Toulouse, France
  • International Workshop « ALBP 60 years later : State-of-the-Art and Future Developments Roadmap », November 5-6, 2015, ISAE-SUPAERO, Toulouse, France
  • Ecole en Modélisation, Analyse et Conduite des Systèmes dynamiques (MACS), June 16-17, 2015, Bourges, France

Participation in the organization of the following conferences :

  • MOSIM 2018, Toulouse, France
  • 2017 IFAC World Congress, July 9-14, 2017, Toulouse, France
  • Journées STP from the Research Cluster on Modelling, Analysis and Management of Dynamic Systems of the National Council of Scientific Research (GdR MACS), France, Saint-Etienne, October 10-11, 2013
  • Le 12th congrès de la Société Française de Recherche Opérationnelle et d’Aide à la Décision ROADEF 2011, Saint-Etienne, France, Mars 2-5, 2011
  • The 33rd meeting of the EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services, Saint-Etienne, France, July 15-20, 2007
  • The 12th IFAC International Symposium on Information Control Problems In Manufacturing, Saint-Etienne, France, May 17-19, 2006

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