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About 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 Academy has restricted membership based on demonstrated excellence in research and has some 600 academic and industrial members from 50 industrialized countries.

The Vision of CIRP

To promote research and development among its members from Academia and Industry to contribute to the global economic growth and well being of society

The Mission of CIRP

To develop the highest level international network of eminent Researchers and Industrialists for the purpose of marshalling their knowledge and insights

Council 2016-2017

The Council includes the Board Members and six other Council Members.

Click on their names to get access to their short bio:

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)

Council members:
Prof. T. Aoyama (Japan)
Prof. A. Bernard (France)
Prof. C. Evans (USA)
Prof. F. Fang (China)
Prof. H. Hansen (Denmark)
Prof. B. Karpuschewski (Germany)

  Professor Yusuf Altintas, CIRP President 2016-2017

Dear visitor,

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.

The F.W. Taylor Medal

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.

In the late 1940s it was becoming increasingly clear that the development of new production techniques was being hampered by the lack of appropriate analysis methods. There was evidently an urgent need for fundamental research to be undertaken in this area.
It was realized that, in view of the importance and scale of the problems to be tackled, only international cooperative action would be effective.

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

CIRP Member or Research Affiliate: You can see galleries of photos from the last General Assemblies in your Dashboard.

2016 Guimaraes, Portugal
Cape Town, South Africa
Nantes, France
Copenhagen, Denmark 
2012 Hong Kong, China    

This page commemorates some of our eminent past members, with their activities and distinctions...
CIRP Internal Regulations are regularly updated by vote during the General Assemblies of the Members. You can find here under the most useful articles and appendices, as well as the full Internal Regulations under pdf format.

Some of our Corporate members are explaining in this video why they wished to join CIRP members and CIRP meetings...