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School distinctions

Major prizes

  • Tony LELIÈVRE, chief civil, water and forestry engineer, researcher at Cermics, École des Ponts ParisTech, received the Fondation iXCore 2011 Research Prize, worth €50,000

Scientific society and association prizes

  • Sandrine BONY, Directeur of Research at CNRS, from the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory (ENS, CNRS, X, Paris 6, École des Ponts ParisTech), received the Bernard Haurwitz Memorial Lecture Prize from the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
  • Philippe COUSSOT, chief civil, water and forestry engineer, researcher at École des Ponts ParisTech’s Navier Laboratory, won the Dargelos Prize, awarded every two years by the École Polytechnique Alumni Association, “to a graduate or PhD graduate of the École Polytechnique under the age of 50, who has produced exceptional work of high scientific value in the field of physics, chemistry, biology, economics, mathematics, computer sciences or the human and social sciences”.
  • Roger FRANK, a civil engineering graduate of the School, Professor at École des Ponts ParisTech, Director of Research at the Navier Laboratory in the geotechnics team (CERMES), received the Charles Széchy Henri Prize awarded by the geotechnics section of the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers for his contribution to the development of geotechnics in Hungary.
  • Michael GHIL, Professor at ENS, in the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory (ENS, CNRS, X, Paris 6, École des Ponts ParisTech), was awarded the EGU’s Wegener Medal.
  • Robert LE ROY, Professor at ENSAPM and associate researcher at the Navier Laboratory, École des Ponts ParisTech, received the AFGC (French Civil Engineering Association) Prize, “awarded to one or more engineers and researchers for the completion of exceptional personal work in the scientific and technical field”.

Appointments to senior institutions, chairs and committees, distinctions

  • Olivier BOUSQUET, CNRS Research Engineer, from the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory (ENS, CNRS, X, Paris 6, École des Ponts ParisTech), was named Best Craftsman of France 2011 in the “Proto Instrumentation” category.
  • Konstantinos CHATZIS, researcher at Latts, École des Ponts ParisTech, was elected a collaborating member of the International Academy of the  History of Science, a society founded in 1927, which now unites 350 specialists from all over the world.
  • Ghislaine DONIOL-SHAW, a research engineer at CNRS, Latts (UPEMLV, CNRS, École des Ponts ParisTech) was awarded the CNRS honorary research medal.
  • Hervé LETREUT, Professor at Pierre and Marie Curie University, at the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory (ENS, CNRS, X, Paris 6, École des Ponts ParisTech) was awarded the Medal of the Legion of Honour.
  • Nikos PARAGIOS, University Professor at the Paris Central School, member of the Gaspard Monge Institute Laboratory (École des Ponts ParisTech, CNRS, UPEMLV, ESIEE) was appointed to the scientific Council of the SAFRAN Group.
  • Denis-Didier ROUSSEAU, Director of Research at CNRS, in the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory (ENS, CNRS, X, Paris 6, École des Ponts ParisTech), was re-elected Chairman of RGU’s Climate: Past, Present & Future Division.
  • Jean-Pierre TRAISNEL, a research engineer at CNRS, Latts (UPEMLV, CNRS, École des Ponts ParisTech), was awarded the CNRS honorary research medal.
  • Vladimir ZEITLIN, Professor at Pierre and Marie Curie University, at the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory (ENS, CNRS, X, Paris 6, École des Ponts ParisTech) was appointed to the French University Institute (IUF).

Winners of European and international calls for projects

  • Nikos PARAGIOS, University Professor at the Paris Central School, member of the Gaspard Monge Institute Laboratory (École des Ponts ParisTech, CNRS, UPEMLV, ESIEE), received an “European Research Council Grant” (ERC-STG).

Prizes for publications and lectures

  • Michel BORNERT, Chief Engineer at the “Ponts”, researcher at the Navier Laboratory, École des Ponts ParisTech and leader of the “Imaging and materials” team, was joint recipient of the “Miklos Hetényi Award” awarded annually by the “Society of Experimental Mechanics” to the authors of the best article published in the “Experimental Mechanics” journal. The article, “Assessment of digital image correlation measurement errors: methodology and results”, is the fruit of many years of collaboration within the CNRS “Field measurements and identification in solid mechanics” research group, and its co-authors were Michel Bornert, Fabrice Brémand, Pascal Doumalin, J-C Dupré, Marina Fazzini, Michel Grédiac, François Hild, Sébastien Mistou, Jérôme Molimard, Jean-José Orteu, Laurent Robert, Yves Surrel, Pierre Vacher and Bertrand Wattrisse.
  • Joachim BROOMBERG, a PhD in geography and teaching coordinator for Transport at École des Ponts ParisTech, won the call for contributions 2010-2011 by the Institute for the City and Commerce, for his article on “Public transport accessibility of out-of-town shopping centres: a sustainable city challenge.”
  • Konstantinos CHATZIS, researcher at Latts, contributed to the work Jules Dupuit, Œuvres économiques complètes (compiled and presented by Yves Breton and Gérard Klotz), published by Economica in 2009, which won the Best Scholarly Edition Award 2011 delivered by ESHET (Society for the  History of Economic Thought). References of the contribution by K. Chatzis: “Jules Dupuit, ingénieur des ponts et chaussées”,  vol. 1, p. 615-692.
  • Louise DAVID et Ludovic HALBERT, respectively PhD researcher and researcher at LATTS, École des Ponts ParisTech, received the APEREAU Prize, awarded each year for the best scientific article on spatial and urban planning. Their contribution – Logiques financières globales et fabrique de la ville is published in the work edited by P. Jacquet, R.K. Pachauri, L. Tubiana Regards sur la terre 2010. L’annuel du développement durable. Villes : changer de trajectoire, published by Presses de Sciences Po.
  • Tawfik JELASSI, Dean of the ENPC School of International Management, École des Ponts ParisTech, was shortlisted for the Academic Research Prize in Management, category, Operations, Management, Control/IT Systems & Technologies, for his article “Leveraging multichannel retailing: the experience of tesco.com, MIS Quarterly Executive (co-author: Albrecht Enders).
  • Marie-Hélène MASSOT, researcher at the City-Mobility-Transport Laboratory (mixed École des ponts ParisTech, UPEMLV and IFSTTAR research unit), was joint coordinator with E. Korsu (UPEMLV) of the PREDIT project (financed by ADEME): the concept of a coherent city: response to the debates between urban sprawl and a compact city”.

Innovation prize

  • The company Acute3D, a start-up created by two former researchers at École des Ponts ParisTech, Renaud KERIVEN and Jean-Philippe PONS, structural, water and forestry engineers, was one of the winners of the national competition for the creation of innovative technology firms in the “Creation - Development” category.
  • Researchers in the “Imagine” scientific project, a joint École des Ponts ParisTech and CSTB project, part of the Gaspard Monge Computer Science Laboratory (UMR CNRS, UPEMLV, ENPC, ESIEE) for the “École des Ponts parisTech” element, won the “Mars 3D Challenge” organised to test and improve imaging algorithms for terrain reconstitution, for the purpose of planetary exploration (seehttp://www.provisg.eu/news/PRoVisG-Mars-3D-Challenge).

PhD research prizes

  • Florian COUVIDAT, a PhD researcher at École des Ponts ParisTech’s CEREA, was awarded the Jean Bricart Prize by the French Association for Aerosol Study and Research (ASFERA), for his work on organic atmospheric aerosols..
  • Marie DUMONT, engineer “des ponts”, a PhD researcher at Cerea, École des Ponts ParisTech, received one of the “Prix solennels de Chancellerie” awarded by the Chancellery of the Universities of Paris – the Aguirre-Basualdo Science Prize – for her thesis on “Remote detection of albedo on snow-covered surfaces – Application to the reconstruction of the total of the Saint-Sorlin glacier”, done at the Glaciology and Environmental Geophysics Laboratory in Grenoble.
  • Elodie GAGNAIRE-RENOU, doctoral researcher at Cired (École des Ponts Paristech, AgroParistech, EHESS, CNRS, CIRAD), received the 2011 prize for the Best PhD Research Article on Energy Saving awarded on 12 December 2011 by the French Association of Energy Economists at its annual conference, for his article “Combining Climate and Energy Policies: Synergies or Antagonism? Modelling Interactions with Energy Efficiency Instruments”.
  • Raphaël JOZAN, structural, water and forestry engineer, also a PhD researcher at Cired, received equal second prize for his article “Downscaling long term socio-economic scenarios at city scale: a case study on Paris”.
  • Oskar LECUYER, doctoral researcher at Cired (École des Ponts Paristech, AgroParistech, EHESS, CNRS, CIRAD), received the 2011 prize for the Best PhD Research Article on Energy Saving awarded on 12 December 2011 by the French Association of Energy Economists at its annual conference, for his article “Combining Climate and Energy Policies: Synergies or Antagonism? Modelling Interactions with Energy Efficiency Instruments”.       
  • Vincent VIGUIÉ, structural, water and forestry engineer, also a PhD researcher at Cired, received equal second prize for his article “Downscaling long term socio-economic scenarios at city scale: a case study on Paris”.
  • Gabriel ZUCMAN, a PhD researcher at the Paris School of Economics (École des Ponts ParisTech, ENS, EHESS, INRA, CNRS), received the 2011 FEEM Prize, awarded to an economist under the age of 30 jointly by the European Economic Association (EEA) and the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM).

Student prizes

  • Julie DEVRAY, a second-year Masters student in “Transport and Planning” at the Paris Institute of Urban Planning/École des Ponts ParisTech, along with his team “Gares à vous”, was awarded first prize in the Competition organised by the town of Goussainville (95), the Plaine de France public planning establishment, Safège and Suez Environnement: “Competition of ideas on Tomorrow’s City for the renewal of central areas around the Goussainville stations in 2030”, an 1 December 2011.
  • Fatine ENNAJI, a student at ENSTA Paris Tech and Laura-Maé MACADRE, a student engineer at École des Ponts Paris Tech, won the 2011 Engineering of the Future Prize, organised by Syntec-Ingénierie, in the “Industry” category, for their project for the supply of a floating liquefaction unit. They also won first prize in the ENERGIA 2011 Challenge, organised by the Amicale de l’Offshore Pétrolier, for their work on the “Supply of a floating natural gas liquefaction unit using ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC)”.
  • Elodie GAGNAIRE-RENOU research engineer (EDF R&D) at the Saint-Venant Hydraulics Laboratory, was awarded the Jean Valembois 2011 thesis prize by the French Hydrotechnics Society (SHF) for her thesis dissertation on “Improvements in the modelling of nonlinear wave to wave interactions in the spectral models of sea states”. This thesis was prepared at the Saint-Venant Hydraulics Laboratory and at LNHE (National Hydraulics and Environment Laboratory) in Chatou, in collaboration with LSEET (Laboratory of Electromagnetic Sounding of the Terrestrial Environment, 6017 CNRS/USTV mixed research unit) headed by Philippe Forget (LSEET, thesis supervisor) and Michel Benoit (Laboratoire Saint-Venant, joint thesis supervisor).
  • Charles HAZET, a student engineer studying in the PAPDD Masters programme (Class of 2012) at École des Ponts ParisTech, received the Pegasus Award from the Pegasus (Partnership of a European Group of Aeronautics and Space Universities) network.
  • Eve PENILLARD, a third-year student engineer and Jordan CARTIER, a structural, water and forestry engineer, won the Jean-Walter Zellidja scholarship from the French Academy to study abroad in 2011-2012 during their third year.
  • Philippe VIDAUD, a third-year student engineer and Jordan CARTIER, a structural, water and forestry engineer, won the Jean-Walter Zellidja scholarship from the French Academy to study abroad in 2011-2012 during their third year.
  • William YON and William SQUIER, student engineers at École des Ponts Paris Tech, won second prize in the 2011 GSE Challenge, in which the jury paid tribute to the “Project’s remarkable urban integration achieved by the envelope design of the buildings, which retains the characteristics of the neighbouring district”.

Prizes awarded by Paris-East University

  • Arthur LEBEE (Navier Laboratory, thesis supervisor: Karam Sab) a structural, water and forestry engineer, received the 2011 Paris-East University Thesis Prize (Doctoral School SIE), for his work on “Thick periodic plates homogenization, application to sandwich panels including chevron folded core”. 
  • Lionel CAUCHARD (Techniques, Territories, Societies Laboratory mixed research unit 8134 – LATTS. Thesis supervisor: C. Paradeise) received the 2011 Paris-East University Thesis Prize (Doctoral School OMI) 2011, for his work on “The College of experts and the making of technical standardisation. Normative Hybridisation and Performance of High Environmental Quality (HEQ) in Buildings in France.”
  • Caroline GUILLOT (City, Mobility, Transport Laboratory, mixed research unit T 9404 - LVMT; Thesis supervisor: F. de Coninck) received the 2011 Paris-East University Thesis Prize (Doctoral School VTT), for her work on “Constitution and transformation of individuals’ relation to time. Analysis of the reflexes dimensions of life conduct.”
  • Pierre-Loïc MELIOT (Gaspard Monge Computer Science Laboratory- LIGM; Thesis supervisor: Biane) received the 2011 Paris-East University Thesis Prize (MSTIC Doctoral School), for his work on “Random partitions and asymptotic theory of symmetric groups, Hecke algebras and finite Chevalley groups”.

Prizes awarded by ParisTech

  • Arthur LEBEE (Navier Laboratory, thesis supervisor: Karam Sab) ingénieur des ponts, des eaux et des forêts is one of the winners of the 2011 ParisTech Thesis Prizes, for his work on “Thick periodic plates homogenization, application to sandwich panels including chevron folded core”. 

Prizes awarded by École des Ponts ParisTech

  • Perronet (1708-1794) Excellence Prize: Étienne SABATIER a student engineer in the Department of Economics, Management and Finance.
  • André-Pasquet (1918-2006)  Excellence Prize: Guillaume PERRIN  istudent engineer in structural, water and forestry engineering in the Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department.
  • Augustín-de-Betancourt (1758-1824) Excellence Prize: Pavel TOMEK (EFD Prague) student engineer in the Civil Engineering and Construction Department.
  • Thesis of the year prize: Awarded to Berengère LEBENTAL, structural, water and forestry engineer, for her thesis: “Immersed instrumentation in cement materials using carbon nano-tube ultrasonic micro-transducers: prospects for nondestructive in situ sustainability testing”.
  • Prize for the best scientific internship: Cédric BELLET  student engineer, for his internship at Technische Universitat München - Study of the influence of the arrival conditions of water on the phenomenon of subsidence and Justine REY for her internship at the Navier Laboratory - Model of the Effect of Water on the volume and elastic properties of a sponge.