Manufacturing Sciences and Logistics Department (SFL)

The SFL department was created in 2003 with the Center of Microelectronics of Provence. In 2015, we are more than 25 researchers 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

  • 05/2017: The European H2020 research project “Productive 4.0” (ECSEL Joint Undertaking) is officially started and the first partner meeting is held in Dresden, Germany on 17-19 May. SFL faculty, Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès and Claude Yugma have participated to 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 Anger. Professor Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès from SFL is invited to give a talk on “Heuristic Methods for Scheduling”. For more program details, please access to the link above.
  • 04/2017: The research scientist at University of Michigan, James Moyne, is 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 know more.
  • 02/2017: SFL faculty, Nabil Absi and Dominique Feillet, and the SFL alumnus, Diego Cattaruzza, have partnered with Ecole Centrale Lille to win the 1st Prize of Scientific Award in ROADEF/EURO Challenge 2016. Check the certification here.
  • 02/2017: Call for the Post-doctoral candidate on “Design and Development of a Precipitation Nowcasting Prototype”. Please refer to this job description for more details.
  • 02/2017: The summer school on “the new challenges of logistics and transportation” is organized by SFL in Gardanne on 23-24 May. Register before March 31, 2017. For more details, please visit the program website:

SFL in More Details

Manufacturing sciences and logistics for microelectronics

Since 2003, the EMSE has developed strong competences 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 modeling, scheduling optimization, automated transportation). Many communications have been presented in well-known conferences in semiconductor manufacturing and scientific journals. The EMSE has 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