Dr. Yusuf Altintas named first Canadian president of CIRP!


Dr. Altintas with a student in his Manufacturing Automation Lab.

MECH Professor Yusuf Altintas, has been named the first Canadian president of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP).

CIRP takes its abbreviated name from the French acronym of College International pour la Recherche en Productique (CIRP) and is an organization that aims to promote scientific research through co-operation, as well as address issues related to modern production science and technology.

Dr. Altintas will act as the president from September 2016 to August 2017. Presidents of CIRP are elected annually in order to ensure continuous improvement and to reflect the changing needs of manufacturing science and technology.

Professor Altintas was also recently awarded the ASME William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award and the NSERC Strategic Research Network in Virtual Machining Grant.

Congratulations Dr. Altintas!