International Scientific Committee

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In 2007, ESPCI Paris established an International Scientific Committee which, under the terms of its remit, "presents annually to the Board of Directors a written report on teaching and research activity, and makes proposals for orientations." The International Scientific Committee is composed of eminent, internationally recognized figures from the academic world, research and industry. The ten members are named by the President of the Committee on a joint proposal by the Director General, and the President of the Scientific Council of the City of Paris.

ESPCI Paris is one of the world’s few institutions of higher education and research to have assembled a team of exceptional scope, capable of jointly developing an overall vision for the institution’s major scientific and educational policy orientations, to position the School permanently in the international arena.


Prof. Michael Cates
- Professor of Natural Philosophy (i.e. Physics) and Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Edinburgh (UK)
- Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE)

Members from academia

Prof. Jian Ping Gong
- Professor at the Laboratory of Soft & Wet Matter at Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan)

Prof. Laura H. Greene
- Physics professor at Florida State University
- Professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Chief Scientist at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Hui Cao
- Yale University (USA)

Ben Feringa (Nobel prize)
- Groningen University (Netherland)

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
- Carnegie Mellon University (Pennsylvanie, USA)
- Polymer Group

Bruno Weber
- University of Zurich (Switzerland)
- Institute of Pharmacology & Toxicology - Experimental Imaginig and Neuroenergetics

Members from industry

Dr. Armand Ajdari
- Vice-president Research & Development of Saint-Gobain (France)

Dr. Éric Carreel
- President-founder of Inventel, Invoxia, Sculpteo & Withings (France)

Dr. Helen Routh
- Advisor to hospital/academia/industry partnerships & startups; former Senior Vice President, Strategy & Innovation, Royal Philips

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