Dr. Yves Bréchet appointed France’s High Commissioner for Atomic and Alternative Energy
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Published : 3 December 2012
Dr. Yves Bréchet, a Grenoble Institute of Technology-Phelma professor and researcher at the French Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (SIMaP), has been appointed France’s High Commissioner for Atomic and Alternative Energy by the country’s Cabinet of Ministers. This appointment follows a recommendation by the French Minister of Research and Higher Education, Geneviève Fioraso.
With this appointment Dr. Bréchet becomes the official Science and Technology Advisor to the President of the French Atomic and Alternative Energy Agency and to the French government for issues covered by the Agency. Dr. Bréchet also heads the Academic Board of the French National Institute of Nuclear Science (INSTN), ensuring the scientific merit of the Institute’s work. Dr. Bréchet has also been designated the 2012–2013 Chair of Technological Innovation at the prestigious Collège de France; he will give his first lecture under this Chair on January 13, 2013.