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 Academy has restricted membership based on demonstrated excellence in research and has some 600 academic and industrial members from 50 industrialized countries.
To promote research and development among its members from Academia and Industry to contribute to the global economic growth and well being of society
To develop the highest level international network of eminent Researchers and Industrialists for the purpose of marshalling their knowledge and insights
The Council includes the Board Members and six other Council Members.
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President: Prof. Y. Altintas (Canada)
Vice President: Prof. D. Lucca (USA)
Vice President Elect: Prof. D. Dumur (France)
Past President: Prof. E. Brinksmeier (Germany)
Secretary General Treasurer: Prof. D. Dumur (France)
Technical Secretary: Prof. B. Lauwers (Belgium)
Prof. T. Aoyama (Japan)
Prof. A. Bernard (France)
Prof. C. Evans (USA)
Prof. F. Fang (China)
Prof. H. Hansen (Denmark)
Prof. B. Karpuschewski (Germany)
CIRP was founded in 1951 with the aim to address scientifically, through international co-operation, issues related to modern production science and technology. The International Academy for Production Engineering takes its abbreviated name from the French acronym of College International pour la Recherche en Productique (CIRP) and includes some 600 members from 50 countries. The number of members is intentionally kept limited, so as to facilitate informal scientific information exchange and personal contacts.
CIRP has instituted the F.W. Taylor Medal of CIRP and The General Pierre Nicolau Award.
As an incentive for scientific work, the International Academy for Production Engineering has instituted the F.W. Taylor Medal of CIRP - a distinction for young scientists.
A meeting was held to discuss these problems, which was attended by Messrs E. Bickel (Switzerland), D.F. Galloway (UK), P. Nicolau (France) and O. Peters (Belgium). It was decided that efforts should be made to bring together research workers studying the application of scientific methods to production technology.
2016-2017 Professor Yusuf Altintas, Canada
2015-2016 Professor Ekkard Brinksmeier, Germany
2014-2015 Professor Kanji Ueda, Japan
2013-2014 Professor Laszlo Monostori, Hungary
2012-2013 Professor Marco Santochi, Italy
2011-2012 Professor Andrew Nee, Singapore
2010-2011 Professor Fred Van Houten, Netherlands
2009-2010 Professor Gerry Byrne, Ireland