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The National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) organized February 7, 2017, at the Coupole d’Antin du Grand Palais des Champs Elysées the induction ceremony for 12 new Members elected in December 2016. Total number of NATF Fellows now stands at 312 members.

The NATF, during its December 7, 2016 Plenary session, elected twelve new Fellow members bringing academic membership to 312.

Members elected to the NATF are chosen among “high level personalities capable of providing not only the best skills in various technology-intensive fields, but also in regard to the wide scope of processes related to technologies, technological research and applications, from financial support to dissemination, including economic, social and cultural aspects”.

Created in 2000, NATF is now a public establishment (as of 2006). 

The Academy also elected its new President, Alain Bravo, former Director General for ‘Supelec’ and President-CEO of Abhexis.

NATF Members elected in 2016

André AURENGO - Doctor, honorary University Professor and hospital practitioner, chairman of the Medical Council of EDF, former Chair of the ‘radioprotection’ section of the Conseil supérieur d’hygiène publique de France, member of the National Academy of Medicine (ANM).

François BOURDONCLE - Chairman and Founder CEO of FB & Cie

Emmanuelle CHARPENTIER - Director of the Max-Planck Institute for Infectiology, Berlin and scientific Member of the Société Max-Planck, honorary professor at the University Humboldt, Berlin, Alexander von Humboldt professor in Germany, and adjunct guest professor at the University of Umeå, Sweden

Gérard CREUZET - Independent consultant, Delegate General of the Ecoles Centrales Group.

Barbara DALIBARD - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SITA, Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Montreal, Canada, Board member at Michelin (tyres) and the Société Générale (bank).

Didier EVRARD - Director General Airbus Commercial Aircraft Programmes, member of the Airbus Executive Committee.

Alice GAST – President of the Imperial College, University of London (UK), Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE-US) and of the America Academy of Arts and Sciences. Doctor honoris causa (2016) of the University of Paris 6 (Pierre & Marie Curie).

François HOULLIER – Interim Administrator for the University Sorbonne Paris Cité.

Valérie MAZZA - Chief scientific officer for the Group Limagrain, member of the French High Council for assessment of Higher Education and Research.

Jean-Luc MOLINER - Dire Director for Security of the Orange Group, President of the Security Standing Committee of the French Telecommunications (FFT).

Pascal PELLAN – Created the Institut supérieur des technologies automobiles and Véhipôle.

Sophie PÈNE - Vice-President of the national Council for Digital Affairs, member of the Council for Future Generations of Paris, University of Paris-Descartes.

The National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF)

The mission assigned to the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) consists of issuing proposals and recommendations to the relevant public authorities and socioeconomic actors to ensure a best use of technologies in the service of Mankind. NATF is a high-level organization for studies on France’s industrial policies and thereby contributes to addressing technology-related questions, in particular through the commitment of its Fellow members to various reflection and decision-oriented institutions (on national strategic research, CESE, OPECST, ANR …).

Its original feature lies in the diversity of its Fellow members: technologists, engineers and industrialists, as well as research scientists, agronomists, architects, medical practitioners, sociologists, economists, with a fairly large proportion of R&D top executives from various industrial enterprises.
Every year the Academy recruits new members in order to widen is range of skills and knowledge base and to enable further in-depth academic studies. The recruitment process is stringent and takes into account not only the personal merits of the nominees but also the notoriety of their achievements in Europe and around the world.

Download the presentation of the Members elected in 2016

Download the Pres release “NATF renews its Governance 2017-2018”

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