Frédéric DEMOLY

Directeur du département COMM du laboratoire ICB

Full Professor / Professeur des Universités – bureau R 405

Département Conception, Optimisation et Modélisation en Mécanique – COMM
Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne – ICB UMR CNRS 6303

Short Biography

Dr. Frédéric Demoly is currently Associate Professor at ICB UMR 6303 CNRS from Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté UBFC, UTBM (France). Previously, he was involved as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Laboratory of Computer-Aided Design and Production (LICP) from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne (Switzerland) by being team leader in FP7 running projects as well as FP7 project proposals. He obtained his PhD in Integrated design and Product-Process Data Management from UBFC in 2010. He received his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from UBFC in 2007. Dr. Demoly is also associate member of the Design Society and senior member in IFIP WGs 5.1 & 5.7. He is currently leading a research group with 3 PhDs students on formalism, methods and tools for proactive design of adaptable and transformable products. His current research interests include proactive design engineering, knowledge formalization and representation, advanced computer-aided design, formal ontology development, qualitative description in product design and manufacturing, orchestration of information flows in PLM, spatiotemporal mereotopology applied to adaptable and reconfigurable systems, additive manufacturing, smart materials and 4D printing.

Research Interests

Concurrent engineering; Design for X; Proactive design; Design for assembly and manufacturing; Assembly process planning; Product Lifecycle Management; Computer aided design; 4D printing; Additive manufacturing; Smart materials; Transformable systems; Origami-based design, Formal semantics; Formal ontology; Mereotopology.

Selected Research Projects

2011 to 2014     National Cluster INGéPROD, Technical Manager, UTBM.

2010 to 2014    FP7-FoF-ICT PLANTCockpit, Work Package Leader, EPFL.

2011 to 2015     FP-FoF-ICT LinkedDesign, Proposal editing, EPFL.

2006 to 2009   National Cluster CodeKF, Technical Manager, UTBM.

Services in International and National Research Activities

Member of Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science (JIDPS) since 2017.

Member of Journal of Machinery Manufacturing and Automation (JMMA) since 2013.


Frédéric DEMOLY
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