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The Research Directorate

The Research Directorate oversees the implementation of the scientific research strategy. It makes suggestions and recommendations on science policy, and provides assessment and scientific expertise on the proposals submitted to the university bodies (such as the scientific council and the board) or to external partners (such as corporate foundations or local authorities). It monitors the assessment of laboratories by AERES and participates in relevant meetings. It proposes and coordinates the incentive policy of the University (such as the Emergence and Convergence programs).

Director: Yvon Maday


The Executive Board is composed of scientists that are recognized in their field. Some are elected to the central councils of the university, and others are selected to ensure representation of all these research areas at UPMC. The directorate is structured into four divisions, with each division led by two coordinators.

List of Members:

Modeling and Engineering

Coordinator: Gilles Godefroy, CNRS research director  


François Coulouvrat (CNRS research director)

Pascal Laugier (CNRS research director)

Vincent Hayward (UPMC professor)

Yvon Maday (UPMC professor)

Gilles Pagès (UPMC professor)

Olivier Pironneau (UPMC professor)

Pierre Sens (UPMC professor)

Zhuoxiang Ren (UPMC professor)

Matter, Energy and the Universe

Coordinators: Florence Babonneau and Raynald Pain, CNRS research directors


Corinne Aubert (CNRS research director)

Chantal Stehlé (CNRS research director)

Andréa Gauzzi (UPMC professor)

Olivier Parisel (CNRS research director)

Nicolas Treps (UPMC professor)

Maria Chamarro (UPMC professor)

Marie Jardat (UPMC professor)

Dominique Demaille (CNRS engineer)


Living Earth and Environment

Coordinators: Laurence Eymard, CNRS research director and Philippe Agard, UPMC professor


Sylvie Derenne (CNRS research director)

Catherine Boyen (CNRS research director)

Cyrille Flamant (CNRS research director)

Denis Couvet (MNHN professor)

Guillaume Fiquet (CNRS research director)

Martine Maibeche (UPMC professor)

Marie-Noëlle Houssais (CNRS research director)

Life and Health

Coordinators: Jacqueline Capeau and Danièle Tritsch, UPMC professors


Catherine Lubetski (UPMC professor)

Guy Thomas (UPMC professor)

Catherine Jessus (CNRS research director)

Annick Clément (UPMC professor)

Claude-Marie Bachelet (INSERM engineer)

Sylvie Schneider-Maunoury (INSERM research director)

Jean Antoine Girault (INSERM research director) 


Contact details:

UPMC - Research Directorate

Zamansky Tower - 21nd floor

4 place Jussieu 75252 Paris cedex 05

Ph. (33) 1 44 27 32 19