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Corporate governance

The Assembly of Members

The Assembly of Members is composed of one representative of each of the seven shareholder.

The Strategic Committee

The Strategic Committee is composed of seven managers appointed by the shareholders.

Members of the “Conseil de Gérance” :

  • Claude Bérat, Safran
  • Laurent Cambier, Onera
  • Ange Caruso, EDF
  • Philippe Dandin, Météo-France
  • Alexandre Lapene, Total
  • Pascal Larrieu, Airbus
  • Céline Tison, Cnes

Cerfacs’s President

Since January 2021: Catherine Lambert

Cerfacs’ managers

2013 – 2020 : Catherine Lambert

2010-2013 : Bijan Mohammadi

1995-2010 : Jean-Claude André

The Scientific Council

The Scientific Council is composed of 14 members and is dedicated to the evaluation of the quality of research at CERFACS.

President of the Scientific Council at CERFACS :

Jean-François Minster,

Members of the Scientific Council at CERFACS :

  • Jean-Yves Berthou, INRIA, Saclay, France
  • Marc Bocquet, Cerea, ENPC, Marne la Vallée, France
  • Bruno Despres, UPMC-LJLL, Paris, France
  • Heike Fassbender, University of Braunschweig, Germany
  • Frédéric Hourdin, LMD/CNRS/UPMC, Paris, France
  • Hervé Jourdren, CEA, France
  • Dieter Kranzlmüller, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Germany
  • Stéphane Lanteri, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée, France
  • Jean-Michel Müller, ENS Lyon, France
  • Jean-Noël Thepaut, ECMWF, UK
  • Anne-Marie Tréguier, CNRS-IFREMER, France
  • Denis Veynante, CNRS, EM2C, France
  • Enrique Zuazua, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany and University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain


Catherine Lambert awarded Officer in the national order of Merit

Brigitte Yzel |  31 May 2022

Catherine LAMBERT, President of Cerfacs, has been promoted to the grade of officer in the national order of Merit, on the proposal of Mrs. Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. Antoine PETIT, President and CEO of the CNRS, presented the insignia to Catherine LAMBERT during a ceremony that brought together many actors from the space, aeronautics, environment and digital sectors. Antoine PETIT: "Catherine's interpersonal skills, her ability to step back and understand very different environments (research, industry, politics) in order to develop a collective vision are the hallmarks of her career. Catherine is one of those people with whom you naturally feel confident, with whom you want to build something that goes beyond all of us to go further. With this honor, the Cerfacs teams are also rewarded.Read more

Sparse Days in Saint-Girons IV

Brigitte Yzel |  29 March 2022

Sparse Days Meeting 2022 🗓️  20-22 June 2022  @ Saint-Girons, France   🌐   Sparse Days 2022 will be held in Saint-Girons, Ariège, from 20-22 June. This enhanced version of Sparse Days is being co-organized by Cerfacs and ENSEEIHT/IRIT. It will be the fourth meeting in Saint- Girons following the tradition of the previous meetings held in 1994, 2003, and 2015. The tradition involves coupling our highly successful annual technical meeting with the ambience and hospitality of this wonderful Pyrenean town which encourages fruitful informal exchanges between participants.    Read more