Alain Fuchs elected president of PSL


Alain Fuchs, currently president of the CNRS, has been elected as the new President of PSL. He will take office on Tuesday, October 24.

Alain Fuchs Nouveau président de PSL

Alain Fuchs has served as President of the CNRS, France’s National Center for Scientific Research, since January 2010. A professor at Université Pierre et Marie Curie and former director of research at the CNRS, Mr. Fuchs was Director of Chimie ParisTech from January 1, 2006, until 2010. As founder of the Laboratoire de Chimie Physique in Orsay, France, which he directed until 2006, he focused his research on modeling and molecular simulation of the behavior of confined fluids. In addition, from 2004 to 2007, he was President of Section 13 (Physical Chemistry: Molecules, Environments) of the National Committee of Scientific Research. He also served as President of the Physical Chemistry Division of the French Chemistry and Physical Societies from 2002 to 2005. Mr. Fuchs is a Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour of France and has also been granted an academic knighthood (Chevalier des Palmes Académiques). He is a recipient of the French National Order of Merit and has been named an Officer of the National Order of Quebec, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of Academia Europaea. He holds an honorary doctorate from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and is the recipient of the 2011 Alumni Award from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. He was also named a Lee Kuan Yew Distinguished Visitor in Singapore in 2015.  


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