Grenoble INP


Contribution to the G.EN.ESI Project

The G-SCOP laboratory from Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP) is recognised as a multidisciplinary laboratory, expert, among other disciplines, in integrated design. As an expert in sustainable design, the G-Scop  Product Design Process team is involved in the definition of the eco-design methodology for the development of G.EN.ESI software platform and is responsible of the Work Package 1 of the project. It is also responsible of the Scientific Coordination of the project.

Interest and Expectations from the G.EN.ESI Project

The contribution of Grenoble INP to G.EN.ESI is the opportunity for G-SCOP to collaborate with industrials and recognised universities in order to define a clear methodology for the integration of environmental parameters in the traditional design process of electronic and mechatronic products. The expectation of our team with this methodology is to understand how eco-design can be integrated within the classic product design process by identifying the role of all relevant actors of this process and the different links between them.

Related and Relevant Work

The Product-Process Design team of the G-SCOP Laboratory focuses on the integration of environmental aspects into traditional design processes but also on the development of eco-design methodologies, design for end of life valorisation product and sustainable production processes.

The Grenoble INP Team

Daniel Brissaud has been a Professor of Engineering Design in the department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Grenoble (INPG, France) since 1998. He obtained an engineering degree (ENSAM, 1983) then a PhD on process planning (1992) from the Université Fourier at Grenoble. He is engaged in teaching and research on integrated design of products and processes, design methodologies, product life cycle modelling, eco-design methods, PSS and computer aided process planning. He was head of the School of Research of Industrial Organisation and Production Systems, training young researchers on cross-disciplines in the fields of Engineering and economics/social sciences. He is currently head of the regional cluster of research in Management and Organization of Production Systems and Innovation. He is CIRP fellow, member of the orientation board of the European network of excellence VRL KCiP “Virtual Research Lab for a Knowledge Community in Production” then the EMIRAcle association, active member of the AIP-PRIMECA French network.

Peggy Zwolinski is professor of engineering design and eco-design at the University of Grenoble (Grenoble-INPG). She has been head of the “product life cycle” research group since June 2007. Her scientific interests are eco-design of products: design for remanufacturing, end of life disassembly, environmental evaluation of closed loop end of life strategies (remanufacturing, recycling, reuse) and product service system design. She obtained  the French university degree (HDR) in 2007, validating her ability to supervise PhD students. She has been working with companies for many years  to establish models for environmental assessment and improve eco-design methodologies.

Maud Dufrene is a PhD student in the G-SCOP Laboratory of the University of Grenoble (France). She is a graduate engineer in energy systems (ENSE3_Grenoble Institute of Technology, 2011) and her research has taken her from classical power plants to renewable energy. An internship at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy (Germany) led her from energy systems to environmental science with the environmental analysis of different concentrated solar power systems. Her current research concerns the integration of eco-design into the product development process.

Emmanuelle Cor is a research engineer in the G-Scop laboratory of the University of Grenoble (France). She is a graduate engineer (Grenoble INP Pagora) in biomaterial and green chemistry and she obtained  a double masters degree in environmental management and industrial processes (PIME – Grenoble INP) in 2012. Following graduation Emmanuelle became an environmental engineer in a French  SME, allowing her to work on industrial wastes management and on the environmental thematic of construction products. She joined the G-SCOP laboratory at the end of 2012 to work on the themes related to eco-design methodologies and sustainable upgradable innovations.




This project is co-financed by the European Commission and made possible within the VII Framework Programme FP7-NMP-201 l-SMALL-5 - Grant Agreement Number 280371.