Sciences Mentors

Fellowship recipients receive financial assistance and support from renowned professionals who are experts in their domains.

Mentors are vital contributors to the Foundation, volunteering to share their experiences with our Fellows. Each Mentor is widely respected in their relevant fields, among them scientists, government officials and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. They offer assistance to our fellows in the following areas:

  • guidance on developments in chosen area of work,
  • share their professional experiences,
  • help them with decision about career opportunities,
  • widen their professional network.

The Carnot Foundation organizes a weekend each year where Fellows present their job experiences and receive advice from Mentors and other Fellows.


Armand Ajdari*

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X 1985,

Group’s Chief Technology Officer and member of the Group’s management committee – Arkema


François Cuenot*

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Université de Bourgogne 2004,

Coordinator of scientific activities at French National Agency for the Safety of Pharmaceuticals and Health Products.


Philippe Giscard d’Estaing

X 1949,

Former  President of Thomson International.

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Bernard Daugeras

X 1963,

Co-founder Chairman of the Board of Auriga Partners.


Hubert Girault*

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Professor and Director of the “Laboratory of Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne.


Roger Guilard

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Professor of Chemistry at the Université de Bourgogne. Co-founder and Scientific advisor of two start-up (Chematech et PorphyChem). President for the Conseil de Surveillance de LARS (Ligament Advanced Reinforcement System, Surgical Implants and Devices).


Colette Lewiner*

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Ecole Normale Supérieure 1964,

Energy Advisor of Capgemini President, member of the strategic research commitee, administrator at Bouygues, Crompton Greaves (Inde), EDF, Eurotunnel and Nexans.


Jacques Lukasik*

Physicist, member of the Academy of technologies, General Secretary of Euro-CASE, former Scientific Director of the Groupe Lafarge.


Arnold Migus*

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X 1969,

Physicist, honorary senior auditor at the Cour des comptes (French supreme audit institution), former General Manager of CNRS.


Grégoire Postel-Vinay

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Mines 1977 ICiv – 1980 ICM,

Head of the Office of Strategic Intelligence. Ministère de l’Economie et du numérique.


Blandine Antoine

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X 2001, Fondation Carnot Fellow 2004

Global Commercial Strategy at iRobot


Nelly Pitt

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X 2001, Fondation Carnot Fellow 2004

Environmental engineer & cofounder of BeautyMix


Romain Quidant

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Université de Bourgogne 1999 Doctor of Philosophy – PhD Physics, Fondation Carnot Fellow 2002,

Professor at ETH Zürich


Eric Setton

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X 1998, Fondation Carnot Fellow 2001

Angel Investor

*Jury Members