Semyon Meerkov receives best paper award for improving manufacturing systems

Seymon Meerkov

Semyon Meerkov received the 2018 Best Paper Award of the International Journal of Production Research (IJPR) for his research aimed at identifying and solving problems that arise in flexible manufacturing systems, known as Multi-Job Production (MJP) Systems.

Multi-job production systems produce different products within the same production system. They are widely used in product assembly, such as automotive assembly plants, engine and battery plants, computer and appliance assembly.

The paper, Multi-job production systems: definition, problems, and product-mix performance portrait of serial lines, was co-authored by current doctoral student of Engineering in Manufacturing Pooya Alavian and Peter Denno of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Meerkov’s current research is focused on production systems engineering, quasilinear control, and resilient monitoring and control systems. He has taught graduate-level courses in Nonlinear Systems, Nonlinear Control, and Production Systems Engineering, and co-authored the books Quasilinear Control and Production Systems Engineering. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of Mathematical Problems in Engineering, and Department Editor for Manufacturing Systems of the Transactions of the Institute of International Education (IIE). In 2016, he was elected a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences for his contributions to Systems Science and Automation.


The paper was selected as one of the best 15 published in the 2016 and 2017 issues of the IJPR as part of their 55th anniversary celebrations. The IJPR was founded in 1961 and is one of the oldest journals publishing research in manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, operations research and management science. This year is the first that the IJPR offered this type of Best Paper Award, and marks a new tradition of offering one year of free online access to the selected papers.

Posted: May 29, 2018