Prof. Benoît Eynard
General Chairman of AIP-PRIMECA Academic group on Factories of the Future: integrated design and advanced manufacturing French Society of Mechanical Engineering
Professor Benoît Eynard is currently the Director of the Institute for Mechatronics at the Université de Technologie de Compiègne – UTC, France.
He is also member of the UMR CNRS/UTC 7337 Roberval and responsible of the research team on Industrial Engineering. In 2007, he has joined UTC as a Full Professor for leading the Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering until 2012. From 2012 to 2013, he has been Director for Partnership and Innovation of UTC. Previously, he was Assistant Professor at the Université de Technologie de Troyes where he managed the MSc program on Information Technology for Mechanical Engineering. Since 2013, he is general chairman of the academic group of French Society of Mechanical Engineering (AFM) dealing with Factories of the Future: integrated design and advanced manufacturing also known as AIP-PRIMECA network. He is also member of the IFIP Working Group 5.1. entitled “Global Product development for the whole life-cycle” and of the Design Society where he currently leads the special interest group on “Design Methods for Cyber-Physical Systems”. In 1999, he obtained a PhD on Computer-Integrated Manufacturing from the University of Bordeaux. Now, he is a recognised researcher in product lifecycle management, collaborative design, systems engineering, mechatronic design, digital factory, manufacturing process management, eco-design and sustainable manufacturing. He has published over 50 papers of international journals and 150 international conferences. He also has been guest editor for 10 journal special issues and academic books.