Bernard Yannou, Professor
- Laboratoire Genie Industriel, Ecole Centrale Paris
Bernard YANNOU is a Professor of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, and especially of Design Engineering and Innovation Engineering. He is the deputy director of the Industrial Engineering Laboratory of Ecole Centrale Paris, France, where he manages the Design Engineering Team (20 researchers). His area of expertise is design engineering, more specifically: design automation, artificial intelligence in design, system thinking, design under uncertainty, decision-based design, innovation management, ecodesign, design optimisation, design processes and organisation.
He received a M.S. (1988) in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Normale Supérieure of Cachan (ENSC), a M.S. (1989) in Computer Science from Paris-6 University, and a Ph.D. (1994) in Industrial Engineering from ENSC.
He is the director of the Innovative System Design and Development FCI last-year Minor curriculum and of the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering. He also delivers the 2nd year SE2200 course on Innovative Design of Products and Services. He has coordinated the publication of 8 books on design engineering and innovation engineering in French language.
Bernard YANNOU has conducted research for a number of industrial companies: Dassault Systemes, Renault, Schlumberger, Johnson Controls, EADS, Eurocopter, Snecma, Areva, Alstom Grid. He has supervised 18 Ph.D. theses in design engineering and is currently supervising 4 Ph.D. doctorates. He has been the author or co-author of more than 220 peer-reviewed papers (see citations SCOPUS and GOOGLE SCHOLAR), among them 42 international journals.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Design Society. He is also member of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) for which he serves as an International Liaison of IDETC/DAC (International Design Engineering Technical Conferences / Design Automation Conference). He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Mechanical Design (JMD) and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation (IJDCI). He is appointed by the French Ministry of Research for the quality evaluation of laboratories and curricula in his domain. He is also an administrator of the innovation cluster on gerontechnologies Sol’iage and of the French research network on sustainable design EcoSD.