Manufacturing Sciences and Logistics Department (SFL)

The SFL department was created in 2003 with the Center of Microelectronics of Provence. In 2017, more than 25 researchers were active in two main areas:

  • Manufacturing Sciences and Logistics for Microelectronics
    This area is mostly concerned with Semiconductor Manufacturing and is interested in Advanced Process Control and modeling and optimization at various decision levels.
  • Microelectronics for Manufacturing and Logistics
    This area studies the optimization of Freight and Passenger Transportation. Special focus is put on the new opportunities and challenges raised by the development of new communicating technologies.

In 2014, we joined the CNRS, within the Laboratoire d’Informatique, Modélisation et Optimisation des Systèmes (LIMOS, UMR 6158).

On this website, you’ll find detailed information about our projects, publications, main research interests, teachings and many other things that will give you a broad overview of our activity.

Latest News

  • 10/2017: SFL faculty, Agnès Roussy, was appointed as the CMP representative for international affairs. She will be responsible for setting up international partnerships and the implementation of English training programs.
  • 09/2017: 2018 SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC) in Saratoga Springs (US) is co-chaired by SFL faculty, Agnès Roussy. For more details of the conference, please check here: ASMC 2018.
  • 05/2017: The European H2020 research project “Productive 4.0” (ECSEL Joint Undertaking) was officially launched and the first partner meeting is held in Dresden, Germany on 17-19 May. SFL faculty, Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès and Claude Yugma participated at this kick-off event.
  • 05/2017: The annual winter school of scheduling for young researchers (École d’hiver GOThA/GDR RO 2017) will be held on 20-22 November in Angers. Professor Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès from SFL is invited to give a talk on “Heuristic Methods for Scheduling”. For more programme details, please access the link above.
  • 04/2017: The research scientist at University of Michigan, James Moyne, was invited to visit SFL and give a talk on “Big Data, Industry 4.0 and the Advancement in Microelectronics Advanced Process Control”.
  • 03/2017: Call for Ph.D. candidate on “development of new models and original solution methods for the optimization of planning operations for end-of-life products”. Please refer to the detailed description to find out more.

SFL in More Details

Manufacturing sciences and logistics for microelectronics

Since 2003, the EMSE has developed strong competencies in applied research on semiconductor manufacturing through various projects, in particular, the regional project “Rousset 2003-2008”, the MEDEA+ European Project HYMNE and more recently the ENIAC project IMPROVE. With partners such as STMicroelectronics (Crolles and Rousset), ATMEL, and AustriaMicroSystems, results and advances have been obtained in APC (R2R control, advanced statistical methods, virtual metrology), and fab management (capacity modelling, scheduling optimization, automated transportation). Many communications have been presented in well-known conferences in semiconductor manufacturing and scientific journals. The EMSE co-organized in 2011 and 2013 the International Conference on Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM).

Transportation and distribution: new technologies, new opportunities, new challenges

The development of new communicating technologies has a deep impact on the way transportation and distribution can be organized. Huge quantities of historical or real-time data can now be exploited to develop models with a better level of granularity, leading to transportation plans that are better optimized, more robust and more flexible.  We are interested in this issue in many different practical areas: city logistics, maritime transportation, railway transportation, intelligent transport systems, container and multimodal logistics, home service logistics. We address these challenges with operations research techniques and pursue both objectives of making strong academic contributions and of developing new models and methods in tight collaboration with industrial partners.


If you have any questions concerning the different perspectives in Department SFL, please feel free to contact the responsible persons below.


Dominique Feillet
Phone: +33 4 42 61 66 66


Michelle Gillet
Senior Secretary

Web Site

Jakey Blue
Associate Professor