LE HESRAN Corentin

Office address: 
Bât. Léonard de Vinci, 21 av. Jean Capelle, 69621 Villeurbanne, FRANCE


  • October 2016 : Engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes and master degree in industrial engineering from the Superior Technical School of Engineering of Seville
  • 2014-2016 : First year of Industrial Engineering master at the Superior Technical School of Engineering of Seville, Spain
  • 2012-2014 : Student engineer in the engineering school Ecole Centrale de Nantes
  • 2010-2012 : Two-year intensive program preparing for the national competitive exam for entry to engineering schools, specializing in mathematics and physics
  • 2010 : Baccalauréat (equivalent to the A-level) with mention


  • 2016 : Beginning of a PhD thesis at the DISP laboratory (INSA Lyon, France) about the integration of waste management for a sustainable planning of industrial processes.
  • 2014 : Four-month internship at the Landscape Engineering Department of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2014 : Three-month participation to the international competition Solar Decathlon for the Solar Phileas project.  
  • 2013 : Seven-week internship on optomecatronical technologies in the JMDThèque company, development of a Search And Rescue drone for the European project ICARUS.


  • Fluent English, both spoken and written (TOEIC 990/990)
  • Fluent Spanish, both spoken and written (two years stay in Spain)


PhD subject: Integrating waste minimization concerns in operations scheduling

Sustainable production is defined as ``the creation of goods and services using processes and systems that are non-polluting; conserving of energy and natural resources; economically viable; safe and healthful for workers, communities, and consumers; and socially and creatively rewarding for all working people'' . In recent years, more and more research has been devoted to it as a possible answer to the environmental issues affecting industrial companies, such as stricter regulations, highly volatile energy prices, the shortage of raw materials and natural resources and customer demand for more environmentally-friendly products. Sustainable production concerns the manufacturing industry as a whole, and covers many aspects such as waste management, process planning, logistics and clean technologies. Those manufacturing operations can concern both discrete manufacturing, which typically produces distinct and individual products, and process manufacturing, which transforms a mix of materials into batches of products.
As a key factor in production efficiency, operations scheduling is one of several levers that can be used in order to address the aforementioned environmental issues, and without the need for high investment since no new machines are required.
While the majority of literature on sustainable scheduling has been devoted to improving energy efficiency, this thesis focuses on the minimization of waste through scheduling and answer the following research question:

"How can operations scheduling reduce waste generation in industrial production?".