Prof. Ismail Lazoglu has been elected as the Fellow of the CIRP (the International Academy for Production Engineering, “College International pour la Recherche en Productique“). The CIRP was founded in 1951 with the aim to address issues related to modern production science and technology. CIRP is the world leading organization and it is the most prestigious academy in production engineering research. Because of the limited number of CIRP Fellows – around only 170 Fellows representing approximately 50 countries – the election of a Fellow is a lengthy, rigorous process ensuring the highest possible academic standards. Prof. Ismail Lazoglu was recognized with this honor at the CIRP General Assembly in Lugano, Switzerland.