Professor Francisco Chinesta, professor at Arts et Métiers and director of ESI’s scientific department, was awarded the silver medal of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) during a ceremony on Thursday November 21, 2019 at the Arts and Culture.
Professor Chinesta, 53 years, is one the most renowned international researchers in simulation and modelling, and professor of computational science at Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology.. Holding a PhD in numerical mechanics from the “Universidad Politécnica de Valencia” in Spain, he notably managed the AIRBUS Chair, created an Academic Chair with Centrale Nantes and ESI Group in 2013, an academic chair with the University of Zaragoza in 2018, and another one with “Arts et Metiers Institute of Technology” in 2019.
Globally recognized for his expertise, Pr. Francisco Chinesta was elected senior member of the “Institut Universitaire de France” in 2011, and later member of the “Real Academia de Ingeniería de España” in 2013. He obtained in 2018 the Zienkiewicz medal of the International Association of Computational Mechanics – IACM (New York, USA), and became Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Zaragoza. In addition to these numerous activities, he is Editor in Chief and Coeditor of several international scientific publications and recorded nearly 300 articles and 600 participations in conferences.
Chairman of the ESI Group – Arts et Métiers chair, Professor Francisco Chinesta is convinced of the democratization of numerical simulation and the manufacturers needs to use more efficient and cost reducing solutions to meet their transformation challenges.
Prof Laurent Champaney, President of Arts et Métiers commented “It is a great day for Arts et Metiers and the PIMM laboratory with this prestigious CNRS prize being granted to Professor Chinesta who deserves our recognition and congratulations. Thanks to his leadership and his collaborative spirit, we recently have great successes at national and European level to push new and high value research projects linked to the implementation of tuned Artificial Intelligence solutions for real industrial innovative solutions.
For the past 20 years, CNRS rewards the researchers who contributed most for the Center and the progress of its researches. In each of the CNRS 10 thematic institutes, the silver medal distinguishes one to five researchers “for the uniqueness, quality, and importance of his (their) works, recognized at national and international scale.”