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Manufacturing: Florent Laroche named an "associate member" of CIRP

Florent Laroche, lecturer and researcher at Centrale Nantes, has joined a prestigious circle of around 600 international manufacturing academics by becoming an associate member of CIRP (The International Academy for Production Engineering).

on August 28, 2017

Deeply involved in the CIRP scientific community (see below), Florent Laroche is now a full member of the CIRP academic society. Through his specialisation in Knowledge Management, he participates in two Scientific Committees: "Design" and "Organization".

  • 2006: first presentation of a scientific paper at the CIRP Design international conference
  • 2010: helped to organize the 20th CIRP Design conference on the Centrale Nantes campus
  • 2013: admitted as Research Affiliate member of CIRP (working group dedicated to "young" researchers)
  • 2014: member of the organizing committee of the 64th CIRP General Assembly
  • 2017: named "Associate Member" following the August General Assembly,
  • 2018: co-organizer with Alain Bernard of the 28th CIRP Design Conference to be held in Nantes in May.

What is CIRP?
CIRP is the world leading organization in production engineering research and is at the forefront of design, optimization, control and management of processes, machines and systems.
The main objective of CIRP is to promote research and development among its members from academia and industry to contribute to the global economic growth and well-being of society.

CIRP was founded by General Pierre Nicolau in 1951. It is a non-profit association of French origin that now brings together more than 600 international researchers and industrialists representing 50 countries.

Centrale Nantes has a history of involvement with CIRP. Félix LE MAITRE, former Professor at Centrale Nantes, was its president in 1995-1996. Alain BERNARD, Professor at Centrale Nantes and former supervisor of Florent LAROCHE, is now a Fellow Member and member of the Board. He is co-organizing CIRP Design 2018 alongside Florent LAROCHE.

Published on September 4, 2017 Updated on September 4, 2017