The USMB presidential team

Philippe GALEZ

Philippe GALEZ
President

Philippe Galez graduated from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble in 1985 and received his doctorate from the Université Joseph Fourier in 1988. He has been a professor in materials science atuniversité Savoie Mont Blanc since 2003. After his PhD, he continued his career at the CEA as an engineer at research, first at the Léon Brillouin Laboratory at the Saclay centre and then at the Electronics and Information Technology Laboratory in Grenoble. He joined the University of Savoie in 1992, where he obtained his habilitation to direct research in 2000.

His work at research focused on the development, microstructure and diffraction properties of pyrolytic graphite, during his thesis at the Institut Laue Langevin in Grenoble, and then on high-temperature superconducting materials at the CEA and the University of Savoie. He was particularly interested in their crystallographic structure, phase equilibria and academics paths in the corresponding polyconstituted systems, with a view to high current applications. He has also contributed to the study of several intermetallic systems for catalysis. Since his arrival at the University of Savoie, now université Savoie Mont Blanc (USMB) in 2015, he has held various responsibilities both in academics and in research. In particular, he was director of the Annecy Instrumentation and Materials Laboratory from 2001 to 2006, when the Systems and Materials for Mechatronics Laboratory (SYMME) was created, head of the Physical Measurements department at the Annecy IUT from 2007 to 2011, and vice-president academics of the university from May 2012 to August 2017, in the teams led by President Varaschin. More recently, he was in charge of PITON, the USMB's Disrupt' Campus programme.
Philippe BRIAND

Philippe BRIAND
Vice-Chairman of the Board, 1st Vice-Chairman in charge of human resources, personnel, gender equality, information systems, general and legal affairs

vpca@univ-smb.fr

Born in Nîmes in 1970, Philippe Briand studied at the Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand where he defended a thesis on probabilistic methods for partial differential equations in 1997. After a year of post-doctoral studies at Princeton University, he joined the University of Rennes 1 and the Mathematical Research Institute of Rennes as a lecturer in September 1998. He was appointed professor atuniversité Savoie Mont Blanc in 2008 and joined the mathematics laboratory (LAMA, UMR 5127 CNRS and université Savoie Mont Blanc). A probabilist specialising in stochastic analysis, his research work focuses on stochastic differential equations (SDEs), particularly retrograde ones, and their applications in finance and partial differential equations. His main contributions are theoretical, but he also develops numerical simulation methods for this type of equation. He is currently working on medium field EDS. From 2010 to 2014, Philippe Briand is involved in the academicsof teachers of the 1st degree as co-director of the academic master MEEF. In addition, he directed the LAMA from 2014 to 2018 and participated in the evaluation of Research unitsas a scientific advisor to the Hcéres from 2016 to 2018 after having been an appointed member of the 26th section of the national council of universities. He was a member of the Academic Council (CFVU) from 2012 to 2016 and then of the Board of Directors from 2016 to 2018 of theuniversité Savoie Mont Blanc. In September 2018, he became deputy scientific director at the Institut National des Sciences Mathématiques et de leurs Interactions du CNRS.
Thierry ROLANDO

Thierry ROLANDO
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors in charge of finance, quality, contractual policy and management

vpfinances@univ-smb.fr

Thierry Rolando began his career in sport in 1979. Seconded on an Olympic preparation contract, he was deputy technical director of the French Canoe-Kayak Federation from 1983 to 1988. After resuming his studies, he obtained a doctorate in management sciences (finance) at the University of Lyon as an ATER. His research activities focused on evaluation methods for financial decision-making in companies and on interest rate risk management. In 1995, he was recruited as a lecturer at the Institute of Business Administration (IAE) in Lyon, then joineduniversité Savoie Mont Blanc in 2001 and its Research unitIREGE. From 2005 to 2012, he was director of the UFR "Business Tertiary Activity", a component that will become an internal institute (article 713-9 of the Education Code) in 2006, then the IAE Savoie Mont Blanc in 2011. Thierry Rolando has been a member of the boards of directors of the USMB, Formasup Pays de Savoie and the Club des entreprises. He was vice-president of the USMB in charge of communication and development from 2013 to 2016, then from 2016 to 2020, vice-president of the board of directors in charge of finance, management and quality.
Jean-François DREUILLE

Jean-François DREUILLE
Vice-President in charge of academics and university life, Vice-President of the CAC

vpformation@univ-smb.fr

Trained in Lille and Grenoble, Jean-François Dreuille holds a doctorate in private law and criminal sciences from the University Pierre Mendes-France (now UGA) (2002). He was recruited as a lecturer at the University of Savoie in 2003 (now Université Savoie Mont Blanc), he is a member of the Centre de research en droit Antoine Favre and a specialist in criminal law. His work at research focuses mainly on contemporary and ambivalent changes in criminal law (HDR defended in 2017), in substantive criminal law (criminal law of the "enemy", state of emergency, social movements, etc.) and in criminal procedure (significant increase in fundamental rights under the influence of European law). His scientific activity also leads him to explore the penal consequences of the judiciarisation of the mountain. His commitment to the USMB is reflected in his active participation in the creation and management of training courses (professional degree, master in notarial law), the management of the Institute of Judicial Studies (IEJ) and the Law Department. Between 2012 and 2020, he was director of the Faculty of Law, first as vice-dean and then as dean. He is a member of the National Law Council.
Bernard CARON

Bernard CARON
Vice President in charge of the transformation of the undergraduate sector

vp.transformation-premier-cycle@univ-smb.fr

Doctor of Science from the Claude Bernard University in Lyon, Bernard Caron began his career in 1984 as an assistant at the École Centrale de Lyon. Recruited as a lecturer at the University of Savoie in 1988, he was then appointed professor in 1993, after supporting the habilitation to direct research in 1992. Throughout his career, he continues his research on the control of non-linear systems applied to mechatronics and then to the major instruments of physics. Director of the Système Communicant laboratory for 3 years, he tried to combine his research with that of this laboratory. At the same time, he was head of the Electrical Engineering and Industrial Computing Department of the Annecy IUT for 10 years. In 2004, he joined the university as vice-president for six years: in charge of student life, then of information and educational communication technologies and finally of the information system. He continued his commitment to students as Director of the Joint University Information, Guidance and Professional Integration Service. In 2020 he was appointed project leader of the @spire project and director of the Learning Department.
David MELO

David MELO
Vice-President in charge of guidance, relations with high schools and professional integration

vp.orientation-insertion@univ-smb.fr

A graduate of the Institut d'Études Politiques de Bordeaux (1997), David Mélo holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Bordeaux 2 (director: François Dubet; 2003). He was recruited as a lecturer in sociology at the University of Orléans (2004), and since 2016 he has been a lecturer in sociology atUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc and a researcher at the Laboratoire Langages, Littératures, Sociétés. Transfrontalières et Internationales (LLSETI, EA 3706). His research focuses on the transformation of work, organisations and management, with a particular attention to subjectivity. In this context, he is particularly interested in the way in which employees of large companies experience the ongoing transformations of their work and their organisations. This questioning led in particular to the publication of the book Les CDI dans la tourmente. Entre loyauté et désarroi (Paris, Presses de Sciences Po, 2010). He has also been interested in the experience of individuals and collectives grappling with issues of social justice and equality at work. He was a laureate of the Fondation pour les Sciences Sociales, class of 2018, on the theme "Les mutations du travail".
Elected member of the National Council of Universities (CNU) sociology-demography section (2011-2015), member of the jury of the external CAPES of Economic and Social Sciences (2016-2019), he was director of the sociology department atUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc between 2017 and 2020.
Cristina VIGNALI of POLI

Cristina VIGNALI de POLI
Vice-President in charge of campus life, culture, scientific, technical and industrial culture, and the fight against discrimination

vp.vie-de-campus-csti@univ-smb.fr

 

Mareva SABATIER

Mareva SABATIER,
Vice President in charge of Research, Vice President of the CAC

vprecherche@univ-smb.fr

Mareva Sabatier is a university professor of economics and a specialist in labour economics, human resources and public policy evaluation. Her research focuses on professional careers, work organisation and management and occupational health. After her PhD obtained in 2000 at the University of Auvergne and a post-doctorate at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, she was recruited in 2002 at the University of Savoie, which became Université Savoie Mont Blanc in 2015. Following her success in the first competitive examination for the agrégation du supérieur in economics in 2012, she chose to pursue her commitment to the USMB where she has held several responsibilities in academics and research, notably as director of the Economics-Finance department at the IAE Savoie Mont Blanc (2005-2008 then 2012-2016) and director of the IREGE laboratory (2016-2020). Mareva Sabatier is also an elected member of the 5th section of the National Council of Universities.
Nicolas FORESTIER

Nicolas FORESTIER
Vice-President in charge of development and contractual relations with companies

vpvalo@univ-smb.fr

Nicolas Forestier received his PhD from Grenoble 1 University in 1999, after a year of post-doctoral studies at the Human Motor Performance Laboratory (Faculty of Medicine, Division of Kinesiology) of Laval University. (Quebec, Qc, Canada) was appointed to the position of Senior Lecturer at the STAPS Department of the University of Savoie (now Université́ Savoie Mont Blanc) in 2001 and then to the position of Professor in 2019. Trained in the field of Science and Technology of Physical and Sports Activities (STAPS), his field of research is part of the broader field of behavioural neuroscience, which consists in explaining the process of sensorimotor processing based on a multi-scale analysis of motor production. As a member of the Laboratoire Inter Universitaire de Biologie de la Motricité (LIBM EA7424), his activities at research mainly concern (proactive) control models associated with sensory-motor and behavioural adaptations as well as proprioceptive optimisation in relation to motor rehabilitation and injury prevention. The promotion of this work has been formalized by the signing of several contracts with the industrial and institutional world. Since his arrival at USMB, he has held various responsibilities in both academics and research. In particular, he has been grade manager, director of studies and then director of the STAPS department, responsible for a cross-cutting theme at research of the LIBM (man/material - man/environment interface). He has recently held the position of Vice-President délégué́ for technology transfer and development in the team led by President Varaschin during the previous term (2016-2020).
Laurence VIGNOLLET

Laurence VIGNOLLET
Vice President in charge of International Relations

vpri@univ-smb.fr

Laurence Vignollet graduated from ENSIMAG in 1988 and obtained her PhD in 1991 atUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc. She then joined the USMB team as a lecturer in computer science. She teaches at the UFR Sciences et Montagne and carries out her research in the laboratory of Systems and Materials for Mechatronics (SYMME). Her work is in the field of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). She spent several periods of time abroad at research , including her post-doctorate at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. More recently, she spent a year in the Intelligent & Cooperative Systems Research Group (GSIC) of the School of Telecommunications Engineering of the University of Valladolid in Spain. For more than 15 years, she has been in charge of the international relations of the IT department of the UFR Sciences et Montagne. In this context, she has implemented more than twenty agreements with foreign partner institutions. In addition, she is involved in several international projects at research . On the strength of this experience, she joined the presidential team of theUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc in January 2017.
Gilles FRAISSE

Gilles FRAISSE
Vice-President in charge of heritage and environmental transition

vppatrimoine@univ-smb.fr

Gilles Fraisse graduated from the Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics, Building option, in 1991 and received his doctorate from INSA Lyon in 1997. He has been a professor in Building Energy atUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc since 2003. After his PhD, he was an ATER at INSA Lyon and then recruited in 1998 as a lecturer at ESIGEC, being attached to the LGCH laboratory until 2002, before joining the new LOCIE laboratory. He defended a habilitation to direct research in 2008. His work at research was generally concerned with the energy integration of systems in buildings, a theme that was the main theme of the activities presented in his HDR. He worked on the one hand on the development of new models based on electrical analogy, together with experimental validation, and on the other hand on the holistic optimisation of buildings by integrating the problem of calculation times according to two approaches (meta-models and reduced sequence). He also worked on the development of innovative components such as thermoelectric heat pumps for building heating or hybrid storage-transfer systems with phase change materials in solar installations. Since his arrival at the University of Savoie, now université Savoie Mont Blanc (USMB) in 2015, he has held various responsibilities both in academics and in research. In particular, he was responsible for the international ESB master's degree "Energy and Solar Buildings" (2016-2020) and responsible for semesters at ESIGEC then Polytech from 2003 to 2020. He was also team leader of research on solar systems at LOCIE from 2010 to 2017.
Patrice MELE

Patrice MELE
Vice-President in charge of digital and information systems

vpsi@univ-smb.fr

D. from the Institut National des Sciences Appliqués de Lyon in 1995 on "Scaling factors in the analysis of the mechanical behaviour of particulate composites", Patrice Mele has been a professor in materials chemistry atuniversité Savoie Mont Blanc since 2006. After his PhD at LMOPS (UMR CNRS University of Savoie), he continued his activities at academics and research at INSA Lyon, including a position as a chemical engineer at Rhône-Poulenc Films in 1995. Appointed lecturer at the University of Reims-Champagne-Ardennes in 1996, he contributed to the creation of a DESS on the transformation and recycling of polymeric materials. In 1998, he joined the LMOPS laboratory (UdS), where he obtained a habilitation to direct research on the "Relations between the architecture and mechanical behaviour of heterogeneous polymer matrix systems". As a member of the LEPMI laboratory (UMR CNRS 5279), he is responsible for various research contracts (ANR, FUI, Interreg) with French university partners (LMS-X) on the modelling of the mechanical properties of composites using self-coherent models with the concept of percolation, or foreign partners (HES SO, Switzerland) on the morphological consequences induced by the geometric reduction of injected polymer parts. He is currently working on materials for energy, in particular on the optimisation of the performance and durability of PEMFC fuel cells, using a mechanical approach, or on the understanding of the mechanisms involved in the replication of microstructures on polymer surfaces to give them new functional properties with various colleagues in the laboratory. Since his appointment at the University of Savoie, he has held various positions, including that of project leader for the creation of the DUT "Packaging Engineering" in 2006, then head of this department from 2007 to 2010. He was the Director of the IUT of Chambéry from 2010 to 2020, and the coordinator of the USMB site from 2016 to 2020. More recently, he is a member of the board of the French Tech in the Alps Chambéry, an association promoting the development of digital technology in the companies of the site and the territory.
Edouard MESSIN

Edouard MESSIN
Student Vice President

vpetudiant@univ-smb.fr