2022 IMT-Académie des Sciences Awards

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For the last five years, Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) and the French Académie des Sciences have jointly presented the Grand Prix and Young Scientist Awards to researchers for their outstanding scientific research.

This year, the two institutions have granted the IMT-Académie des Sciences awards to two researchers whose work has led to exceptional advances in key areas of interest: optical engineering and robotics.

“Grand Prix”: Jean-Louis de Bougrenet de la Tocnaye, Professor and Head of the Optics Department at IMT Atlantique

“I’m very grateful to Institut Mines-Télécom and the Académie des Sciences for this award, which I’m proud to share with my team, students and PhD students. This award recognizes the vitality of our engineering schools, which must demonstrate a wide range of transdisciplinary knowledge to respond to the many challenges of modern society. I hope that this award will encourage other young scientists to choose to work on new technologies, which, more than ever, are inseparable from humans,”

– Jean-Louis de Bougrenet de la Tocnaye.

Young Scientist Prize: Silvère Bonnabel, associate researcher at the Robotics Center, and Professor at MINES Paris


“I’m especially happy to receive this prestigious prize, which rewards work combining mathematical theory and industrial applications in the field of automation. I would like to thank everyone I’ve worked with – researchers, engineers, and especially the students I’ve had the opportunity to supervise.”

– Silvère Bonnabel.