Awarded to a scientist who has made an exceptional contribution to the fields mentioned above through an outstanding body of work. “Grand Prix” : €30,000
Each prize will be awarded to a scientist of any nationality working in France, or in Europe in close collaboration with French teams.
- Digital transformation in industry,
- Engineering for the energy and the environment,
- Materials and manufacturing.
The call for applications: IMT – Académie des Sciences Grand Prix and IMT – Académie des Sciences Young Scientist Prize 2021 is open til : May 14th 2021
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Gaël Richard is Professor, Head of the Image, Data, Signal department at Télécom Paris and Executive Director of Hi! Paris, the new research centre for artificial intelligence and data science at the Institut polytechnique de Paris and HEC.
His research work, anchored in the field of digital transformation sciences and technologies, focuses on the analysis, transformation and recognition of sound signals, and brings into play advanced principles of statistical signal processing, optimisation and machine learning. Read more (in French)
Étienne Perret is a lecturer at Grenoble INP – Esisar, UGA and head of the ORSYS team at the Systems Design and Integration Laboratory (Grenoble INP – UGA/Université Grenoble Alpes); he is the head of the ERC Consolidator Grant ScattererID project.
Étienne Perret has made a major contribution in the field of chipless radio frequency identification. His work has shown the possibility of using radio waves to retrieve information stored on printed labels in the absence of direct visual contact. Read more (in French)
Measuring and quantifying have guided Véronique Bellon-Maurel’s entire scientific career. A pioneer in near infrared spectroscopy, her work has ranged from analyzing fruit to digital agriculture. Over the course of her fundamental research, Véronique Bellon-Maurel has contributed to the optimization of many industrial processes. She is now the Director of #DigitAg, a multi-partner Convergence Lab, and is the winner of the 2019 IMT-Académie des Sciences Grand Prize. Read more (in French)
Turbulence is a mysterious phenomenon in fluid mechanics. Although it has been known and studied for centuries, it still hold secrets that physicists and mathematicians are striving to unlock. Guillaume Balarac is part of this research community. A researcher at Grenoble INP, he uses and improves simulations to better understand turbulent flows. His research has given rise to innovations in the energy sector. Guillaume Balarac, who has received the 2019 IMT-Académie des Sciences Young Scientist Award, discusses the scientific and industrial challenges involved in his field of research. Read more (in French)
Ange NZIHOU, 52, director of the RAPSODEE UMR CNRS 5302, IMT Mines Albi.
Winner of the 2018 IMT – Académie des Sciences Grand Prix, this researcher has been working for over fifteen years on recovering waste to turn it into an important economic resource. By creating the global conference WasteEng, an international peer-reviewed journal, and an encyclopedia dedicated to waste reuse, he has helped bring together an international scientific community with a shared interest in this theme of the future. Read more on I’MTech
Pierre COMON, research director at GIPSA-Lab, joint research center of CNRS, Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP.
The research of Pierre Comon handles a topic as trivial as it is complex:
how to find a single solution to a problem? From the environment and telecommunications all the way through to health, this researcher in information sciences at GIPSA-Lab (joint research center of CNRS, Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP) tackles many issues. Winner of the 2018 IMT – Académie des Sciences Grand Prix, he juggles mathematical abstraction and the concrete reality of the scientific field. Read more on I’MTech
Ioan-Mihai Miron’s research in spintronics focuses on new magnetic data storage systems. Carried out in the Spintec lab, in Grenoble, it is still in the early stages. Nonetheless, it already shows huge potential in confronting the limits currently encountered by our computers’ memory technology. Ioan-Mihai Miron received the IMT – Académie des Sciences Young Scientist Prize for the innovative and promising nature of his work. Read more on I’MTech
A look back at the 2017 awards
“Grand Prix” joint winner
“Grand Prix” joint winner