Stéphane Andrieux, new Chief Science Officer

Stéphane Andrieux has been appointed Chief Science Officer of ONERA. He succeeds Emmanuel Rosencher, who died in May 2013, and Pierre Touboul, who served as interim until his arrival.

Stéphane Andrieux graduated from the National School of Civil Engineering (École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées), has a PhD in Engineering and is authorised to supervise research.

He joined EDF in 1985 where he performed various research and management activities in the field of structural mechanics and, in 2004, he founded the Laboratory for the Mechanics of Sustainable Industrial Structures (LaMSID), a joint research unit with CNRS and CEA extended to ENSTA in 2014.

The Chief Science Officer of EDF R&D since 2009 and expert leader of the EDF Group, he led all of the research departments of EDF’s R&D between 2007 and 2009.

Winner of the Déchelle Prize of the French Academy of Sciences in 2006 and associate professor at the École Polytechnique between 1996 and 2008, he is now also a professor at the École des Ponts Paris Tech and author of over 40 publications in peer reviewed international journals.

He was Secretary of the EDF Scientific Council from 2004 to 2014 and a member of many Scientific Councils belonging to research and educational institutions in France. From 2000 to 2007 he was a member of the National Committee for Scientific Research in Section 09 (Material and Structure Engineering, Solid Mechanics, Biomechanics, Acoustics).

Stéphane Andrieux is in line with the momentum generated by President Bruno Sainjon and ONERA’s Science Directorate has entrusted him with the creation of a new Scientific Strategic Plan (PSS) by the fall 2015. One of his first priorities will be to make the SSP known internally and present it to all of ONERA’s stakeholders and partners.


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