• Aeronautics - Aerospace - Defence
  • Complex systems and software engineering
  • Energy, Ecology, Environment
  • Mobility and transport
  • Quality of life - Health - Food
  • Social - Societal - Solidarity Innovation

Laboratoire de Génie Industriel

Research unit


Industrial Engineering is the science of diagnosing, modeling, simulation, design, operation and change management of the business systems of organizations (especially companies). The objects of the CentraleSupélec Industrial Engineering Laboratory (LGI) are therefore (1) product-service systems marketed by companies and (2) production or activity systems of companies.
These systems, and the resulting processes, are developed throughout their life cycle. It is about knowing how to observe, diagnose, design or improve, operate (operate, regulate, maintain) and recycle.
LGI's research covers the disciplines of design science, industrial engineering, automation, computer science, economics and management. The LGI (see its activity report) is organized into 4 research teams: (IC) Design Engineering, (MO) Operations Management, (SR) Safety and Risks, (ED) Sustainable Economy and 5 cross-industry themes and societal: mobility systems, energy systems, health systems, industry of the future, circular economy.
The laboratory also has strong links with industry, maintained by 10 industrial chairs.


  • Mr Bernard YANNOU

Innovation themes

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3, rue Joliot Curie
CentraleSupélec, Bâtiment Bouygues

Our research areas


- design engineering
- process design
- innovative organisations
- decision making
- operational research
- risk assessment
- sustainable development policies
- value chains

Applications sectors

  • Networks / Telecom
  • Construction / Architecture / Urban planning / Real Estate
  • Other business
  • Energy
  • Health / wellness
  • Aeronautics / Aerospace
  • Automotive industry
  • Transportation / Logistics
  • Other industry
  • Business services
  • Railway industry

Total number of employees

Total number of employees : 90
Number of researchers : 30
Number of doctoral students : 45


Our results

Valuation offer

The laboratory offers scientific studies, industrial diagnoses, advice and high level training.

Projects examples

PhD in 2019:
- Design Engineering Team:
+ Modeling and measuring values brought to host country for assisting decisions in In-Country-Value strategies elaboration
+ Designing for urban mobility: modeling the traveler experience
+ Shared Autonomous vehicle service design, modeling, and simulation
+ Supporting decision-making for solving design issues in the development phase of automotive vehicles
- Operations Management Team:
+ The synchronization of shared mobility flows in urban environments
+ Models for Assessing and improving supply chain agility
+ Optimal models for the flexibility of supply chain policies and capacities with uncertain demands
- Safety and Risks Team:
+ The reliability assessment and optimization of arbitrary-state monotone systems with epistemic uncertainty
+ Techno-economic modeling and robust optimization of power systems planning under a high share of renewable energy sources and extreme weather events
+ Multi-Hazards Risk Aggregation considering the trustworthiness of the assessment
+ Business continuity of energy systems: a quantitative framework for dynamic assessment and optimization
- Sustainable Economy Team:
+ Hydrogen Systems: What Contribution to the Energy System? Findings from multiple modeling approaches
+ Developing an integrated analysis method of impacts for mineral raw materials chains

Industrial chairs concerning:
- new mobility solutions: Anthropolis (Defining new uses in the urban mobility of tomorrow), Armand Peugeot (Hybrid technologies and the electro-mobility economy)
- the organization of complex systems: Supply Chain, FlexTech (Human-systems integration in complex systems with increasing autonomy), Total (Control of risks linked to purchases in complex projects), Interact'iv (Call center management)
- risk management: RRSC (Risk and Resilience of Complex Systems), Blériot-Fabre (Design of robust on-board aeronautical systems)
- sustainable economy: Capitaldon (Economy of Sustainable Growth), PEC (Steering of the Circular Economy)

Industrial and scientific relations

Scientific collaborations

Internationally, more than 50 collaborations abroad:
- Europe: Germany (University of Magdeburg, TU Munich, University of Nuremberg Erlangen), England (University of Liverpool, University of Bath, The Open University), Austria (University of Vienna, Australia (University of Queensland, University of Melbourne), Belgium (University of Louvain, University of Mons), Denmark (DTU), Spain (University of Valencia), Finland (University of Helsinki, Aalto University), Italy (University of Catania, Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Turino), Luxembourg ( University of Luxembourg), Norway (University of Stavanger), Netherlands (VU University Amsterdam), Poland (Poznan University of Technology), Portugal (University of Coimbra), Switzerland (HEC Lausanne, ETHZ)
- international: Brazil (UFRJ, PUC, University of Lavras), Canada (Mc Gill University, ETS), China (Beihang University, Ecole Centrale Beijing, Wuhan University of Technology, University of Honk Kong), Japan (Chiba University, RITE- Kyoto), Lebanon (University of Beirut), Morocco (Ecole Centrale de Casablanca) Singapore (SUTD), Tunisia (ENIT, ENIM), Turkey (Koç University), USA (Northwestern University Chicago, MIT, Penn State University, Georgia University of Technology, Iowa State University, University of Minnesota, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois University).

Private collaborations

- Automotive industry / transport: Renault, PSA, Valéo,
Akka Technologies, RATP, SNCF, Alstom
- Aeronautics: Thalès, Safran, Airbus, AdP
- Energy: EDF, Total, Engie
- IT: IBM, Place des leads, Interact-IV
- Control: Schneider Electric, Siemens
- Services: IWIPS, Leynaud & Associés, Establishment
Français du Sang, Paris City Hall, Le Basic, CapitalDon
- Goods: LVMH, Sanofi, Carrefour, L'Oréal
- Construction: Bouygues Construction
- Research institutes: CEA, IRT SystemX, VEDECOM, Regional Health Agency
-Telecommunications: Orange, Nokia Bell Labs


Establishments of affiliation