Mélanie Despeisse

Assistant Professor at the division of Production Systems, Department of Industrial and Materials Science

Mélanie Despeisse research area focuses on the relationship between industry and environmental sustainability at various scales, from operational resource efficiency in manufacturing processes to corporate social responsibility in strategic planning. The aim of her research is to develop tools and methods to help companies in creating sustainable value for society by implementing concepts such as eco-efficiency and circularity.
​Research Methodology in Production Projects (PPU215)
Journal Publications
  • Despeisse, M., Baumers, M., Brown, P., Charnley, F., Ford, S.J., Garmulewicz, A., Knowles, S., Minshall, T.H.W., Mortara, L., Reed-Tsochas, F.P., Rowley, J. (2016), "Unlocking value for a circular economy through 3D printing: A research agenda", Technological Forecasting and Social Changehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2016.09.021
  • Ford, S.J., Despeisse, M. (2016), "Additive manufacturing and sustainability: an exploratory study of the advantages and challenges", Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 137, pp. 1573-1587.
  • Despeisse, M., Oates, M. R. and Ball, P. D. (2013), "Sustainable manufacturing tactics and cross-functional factory modelling", Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 42, pp. 31-41.
  • Despeisse, M., Ball, P. D., Evans, S. and Levers, A. (2012), "Industrial ecology at factory level – a prototype methodology", Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, vol. 226, no. 10, pp. 1648-1664.
  • Despeisse, M., Ball, P. D., Evans, S. and Levers, A. (2012), "Industrial ecology at factory level – a conceptual model", Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 31, pp. 30-39.
  • Despeisse, M., Mbaye, F., Ball, P. D. and Levers, A. (2012), "The emergence of sustainable manufacturing practices", Production Planning and Control, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 354-376.

Selected Conference Publications
  • Despeisse, M., Minshall, T. (2017), "Skills and Education for Additive Manufacturing", Int. Conf. on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS 2017), 3−7 Sept. 2017, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Despeisse, M., Lunt, P. (2017), "Teaching Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing Using Gamification: a case study", Int. Conf. on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS 2017), 3−7 Sept. 2017, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Despeisse, M., Yang, M., Evans, S., Ford, S., Minshall, T. (2017), "Sustainable Value Roadmapping Framework for Additive Manufacturing", CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE 2017), 8−10 March 2017; Kamakura, Japan. 
  • Yang, M., Despeisse, M. (2016), "Sustainable Value Roadmapping Tool", R&D Management Conference 2016 “From Science to Society: Innovation and Value Creation”, 3−6 July 2016, Cambridge, UK. 
    Ford, S.J., Despeisse, M. and Viljakainen, A.M. (2015), "Extending Product Life Through Additive Manufacturing: The Sustainability Implications", Global Cleaner Production and Consumption Conference (GCPC 2015), 14 Nov. 2015, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Despeisse, M., Davé, A., Litos, L., Roberts, S., Ball, P.D. and Evans, S. (2015), "A Collection of Tools for Factory Eco-Efficiency", CIRP Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing (GCSM 2015)1618 Sept. 2015, Ho Chi Minh City/Binh Duong, Vietnam.
  • Despeisse, M. and Ford, S.J. (2015), "The Role of Additive Manufacturing in Improving Resource Efficiency and Sustainability", Int. Conf. on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS 2015) 59 Sept. 2015, Tokyo, Japan
  • Despeisse, M., Kishita, Y., Nakano, M., and Barwood, M. (2015), "Towards a circular economy for end-of-life vehicles: A comparative study UK - Japan", CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE 2015), 79 Apr. 2015, Sydney, Australia.
  • Despeisse, M. and Vladimirova, D. (2014), "Decision Making for Sustainability: Review and Research Agenda", in: Grabot, B., Vallespir, B., Samuel, G., Bouras, A. and Kiritsis, D. (eds.), Advances in Production Management Systems: Innovative and Knowledge-Based Production Management in a Global-Local World (APMS 2014), Springer, Berlin, pp. 146-153.
  • Despeisse, M., Ball, P. D. and Evans, S. (2013), "Strategies and Ecosystem View for Industrial Sustainability", CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE 2013), 17–19 Apr. 2013, Singapore.
  • Despeisse, M., Ball, P. D. and Evans, S. (2011), "Modelling and Tactics for Sustainable Manufacturing: an Improvement Methodology", CIRP Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing (GCSM 2011), 28–30 Sept. 2011, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  • Despeisse, M., Ball, P. D., Evans, S. and Levers, A. (2010), "Process Flow Modelling for More Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing Operations", Int. Conf. on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS 2010), 11–13 Oct. 2010, Como, Italy.
​Area of Advance: Production

Published: Wed 31 May 2017. Modified: Tue 20 Jun 2017