The mission of LICP is to develop multidisciplinary research in (sustainable) product design and manufacturing at the scientific confluence of design, manufacturing, mechanics, operations research and artificial intelligence. The societal challenges that we address are to optimize: the sustainable development of products, the sustainability of manufacturing systems and the operation of used product recovery systems. LICP is addressing these challenges with advances made towards the development of: (i) Near-zero waste manufacturing systems: to reduce energy consumption, waste and pollution, to achieve near-zero downtime and to optimize manufacturing strategies for new processes, materials and architectures and (ii) Reverse manufacturing systems, to optimize the planning and scheduling of the uncertain timing, quantity and quality of used product recovery flows.
Paul Xirouchakis obtained his diplôme in mechanical and electrical engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1971. He continued his education at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancées, in Paris, France where he obtained his diplôme dIngénieur de lE.N.S.T.A. et dIngénieur civil du Génie Maritime in 1973. He obtained his PhD degree in Structural Mechanics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978. He was appointed thereafter assistant and later associate professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1978-1985). Subsequently he was nominated associate professor at the National Technical University in Athens (1985-1987). After about eight years working in the industry with JJMA, Arlington, Virginia (in parallel he also obtained a PhD degree in Information Technology, in 1992 from George Mason University) he was nominated at EPFL professor of computer-aided design and manufacturing since July 1995. At EPFL he teaches design for X at the bachelors level, computer-aided manufacturing and multi-body dynamics simulation at the masters level and manufacturing information systems at the doctoral level. His research covers the development of methods and computer tools for the (sustainable) product design and manufacturing. Current research projects deal with the development of method and tools for resource efficient part manufacturing, chatter-free part programming, development of a virtual multi-body dynamics machine tool environment and composites drilling programming.
CO2DE: a decision support system for collaborative design, D.Y. KIM, P. XIROUCHAKIS, Journal of Engineering Design, 21 (1): 31-48, 2010.
Capacitated disassembly scheduling with random demand, H.-J. KIM, P. XIROUCHAKIS, International Journal of Production Research, 1-18, 2010.
Optimal selection of cutting parameters in multi-tool milling operations using a genetic algorithm, J.K. RAI, D. BRAND, M. SLAMA, P. XIROUCHAKIS, International Journal of Production Research, to appear.
FEM-based prediction of work-piece transient temperature distribution and deformations during milling, J.K. RAI, P. Xirouchakis, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 42 (5-6): 429-449, May 2009.
A branch and bound algorithm for disassembly scheduling with assembly product structure, H.-J., D.-H., LEE, P. XIROUCHAKIS, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 60 (3): 419-430, 2009.
An intelligent system for predicting HPDC process variables in interactive environment, J.K. RAI, A. MOUSSAVI, P. XIROUCHAKIS, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 203 (1-3): 72-79, July 2008.
Finite Element Method based machining simulation environment for analyzing part errors induced during milling of thin-walled components, Rai J.K., Xirouchakis, P, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Vol. 6, Issue 6, pp. 629-643, 2008.
Disassembly scheduling: Literature review and future research directions, H.-J. KIM, D.-H. LEE, P. XIROUCHAKIS, International Journal of Production Research, 45 (18-19): 4465-4484, SEP-OCT2007.
Mill-cut: An ANN based model for the prediction of thermo-mechanical loads induced in milling, J.K., RAI, L. VILLEDIEU, P. XIROUCHAKIS, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 37, Issue 3-4, pp.256-264, 2008.
A 3-DOF parallel manipulator with R-P-S joint structure and enlarged working space, A. SOKOLOV, P. XIROUCHAKIS, G. NIKOLERIS, to appear in Robotica.
Dynamics analysis of a 3-DOF parallel manipulator with R-P-S joint structure, A. SOKOLOV, P. XIROUCHAKIS, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 42, 5, 541-557, MAY 2007.
Fuzzy compatibility structures in new product development, J. HOHENEGGER, A. BUFARDI, P. XIROUCHAKIS, Advanced Engineering Informatics, 21 (1): 41-54 JAN 2007.
A new concept of compatibility structure in new product development, J. HOHENEGGER, A. BUFARDI, P. XIROUCHAKIS, Advanced Engineering Informatics, 21 (1): 101-116 JAN 2007.
Disassembly sequencing for maintenance: a survey, J.G. KANG, P. XIROUCHAKIS, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B - Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 220 (10): 1697-1716, OCT 2006.
Compatibility measurement in collaborative conceptual design, D.Y. KIM, A. BUFARDI, P. XIROUCHAKIS, CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology, 55 (1): 151-154, 2006.