François is assistant professor of Operations Management in the College of Business and Management of the University of Illinois at
where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Operations, Supply Chain Management and Management Information Systems.
François holds a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the University of Utah, and a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Ecole des Ponts ParisTech.
In his research, François studies how pollution regulations (such as emission taxes and cap-and-trade) impact supply chains, and how managers should operate in a carbon-constrained economy. His research and teaching are influenced by several years of managerial experience, during which he directed the development of web-based software solutions for concurrent engineering and project management for large and complex building projects.