Constellium Announces the Creation of its International Scientific Council
New York, 19 July, 2013 – Constellium N.V. (NYSE and NYSE Euronext: CSTM) today announced the creation of its International Scientific Council. The Council’s mandate is to nurture and broaden Constellium’s global scientific vision and perspective on relevant emerging domains, key drivers, and technological trends related to its strategic activities.
The Scientific Council plans to deliver high level advisory support and recommendations to Constellium on its R&D competencies, innovation approach, critical R&D collaborations worldwide, and enrichment of its scientific network.
The International Scientific Council consists of the following six academic members:
Prof. Yves Bréchet, Professor of Materials Science at Grenoble INP, Professor at Collège de France (Innovation and Technology Chair), Member of the French Académie des Sciences, Haut-Commissaire à l’Energie Atomique;
Prof. Patrick Grant, Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering, Cookson Professor of Materials, Deputy Head, Maths, Physical & Life Science Division, University of Oxford (UK);
Prof. Yukitaka Murakami, Emeritus, Kyushu University, Member of the Japan Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering;
Prof. Gregory B. Olson, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston (USA); Member, National Academy of Engineering and American Academy of Arts & Sciences;
Prof. Dr Ing. Heinz Voggenreiter, Head of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) Institutes of Materials Research (Köln) and of Structures and Design (Stuttgart), Professor at the University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering (Germany); and
Prof. Tomasz Wierzbicki, Director of the Impact & Crashworthiness Laboratory and Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA).
Prof. Francesco Stellacci, Constellium Professor at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) attended the inaugural meeting held in Paris, France, during which Prof. Dr Ing. Heinz Voggenreiter has been named Chairman of the International Scientific Council.
“The International Scientific Council’s advisory input will further strengthen our technical leadership and innovation performance, which are critical for Constellium’s future growth, especially in our strategic aerospace, automotive and rigid packaging markets”, commented Pierre Vareille, Chief Executive Officer of Constellium.
“We believe that broadening our research and technology skills and our international scientific network in aluminium–based materials, emerging technologies and processes, will add value to our product offering and benefit our customers over the long-term”, added Christophe Villemin, Constellium’s Aerospace and Transportation Business Unit President and Group Head of Research and Technology.
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