- Maëlle Flot, Director of International Affairs
- Yvan Coadour, Deputy Director of International Affairs
- International officers and assistants of the International Affairs Department
- The President's team: Professor Pierre van de Weghe, Vice-President in charge of International Affairs
- Professor Sébastien Le Picard, Vice-President in charge of European Programmes
Maëlle Flot, Director of International Affairs
Maëlle Flot has been Director for International Affairs since February 2018. She worked as Director for International Affairs, from 2013 to 2018, at University Paris Est Créteil (UPEC), after being Development Deputy Director.
Before joining Higher Education, Maëlle was journalist, chief editor of EducPros.fr, a website for higher education professionals that she created in 2008 (Express Roularta Media Group).
She graduated from CELSA (School of Information and communication advanced studies), Paris 4 Sorbonne and Trinity College (Dublin) in History and International Relations. She has worked with organizations such as AUF (Francophone university association), EUA (European university association) and the European commission in Brussels.
Yvan Coadour, Deputy Director of International Affairs
Yvan Coadour has been Deputy Director of the International Affairs Department at Université de Rennes 1 since 2012. He worked as technology transfer officer from 2003 to 2012 in the university's Innovation and Research Department.
Yvan obtained a Master’s degree from the Université d’Angers in Technology Transfer in 2002 and a Master’s degree in Applied Physics & Business from the Université d’Aix-Marseille III in 2001.
From 2004 to 2006, he participated in the Continuous Professional Development group of the Proton Network, dedicated to the professionalisation of technology transfer practitioners across Europe and supported by the European Commission.
International officers and assistants of the International Affairs Department
The President's team: Professor Pierre van de Weghe, Vice-President in charge of International Affairs
Professor Pierre van de Weghe studied chemistry at the Université de Paris Sud. In 1995, he completed his PhD within Professor Henri Kagan’s group of the use of samarium iodides in catalysis. After post-doctoral work in the University of Stuttgart with Professor V. Jäger as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow, he joined Professor J. Eustache’s group in 1997 as a researcher at the National Centre for Scientific Research in Mulhouse and obtained his research accreditation in 2004.
In September 2007, he was appointed professor at the Faculty of pharmacy at Université de Rennes 1 and was appointed vice-president in charge of international relations in May 2012. His main research focuses on the total synthesis of natural products, medicinal chemistry, and on the development of new methods of synthesis. He is director of the relocated Master 2 in medicinal chemistry at Vietnam National University in Hanoi where he is also developing a joint research project.
He was awarded the CNRS Bronze Medal in 2004 and the title of visiting scholar in Brazil (UFRGS, Porto-Alegre) for a 3 year Science without Borders programme from 2014.
Professor Sébastien Le Picard, Vice-President in charge of European Programmes
Professor Sébastien Le Picard studied physics at the universities of Brest and Rennes 1. In 1998 he completed his PhD in Physics at Université de Rennes 1. In 1998 he was appointed Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham (UK) with Professor I.W.M. Smith. In 1999 he was appointed Senior Lecturer in Physics at Université de Rennes 1 and obtained is research accreditation in 2007.
In 2011 he was nominated at the Institut Universitaire de France, and in 2017 was appointed Professor of Physics at Université de Rennes 1. In October 2017, he was appointed Vice-President in charge of European Programmes.
His main research focuses on experimental molecular physics applied to astrophysics. He is the coordinator of the Laboratory Astrophysics group at the Institute of Physics Rennes.
During his career, Sébastien Le Picard has been involved in various European networks and actions connected to molecular astrophysics as well as in two National Science Foundation (NSF) collaborative research networks. He is the coordinator of an International Research Network QUADMARTS funded by the CNRS, bringing together experimentalists from the USA and France working in the field of molecular physics applied to astrophysics, combustion and atmospheric chemistry.
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