2022 Thesis Prize: 10 young PhD graduates honored by the Université Grenoble Alpes

Accolade/Award Research, Education, Innovation
On the  June 1, 2022
Winners of the 2022 Thesis Prize
Université Grenoble Alpes has honored ten PhDs graduating in 2021 whose thesis work was judged to be of exceptional quality. Eight academic thesis prizes, including one interdisciplinary prize, and two innovation thesis prizes were awarded on May 16 and 17. The awards will be presented at the "PhD Ceremony" on June 23, 2022.
The thirteen Université Grenoble Alpes doctoral schools previously selected the candidates and the juries had the difficult task of choosing between them, as the applications were of very high quality.
The juries for the Innovation Thesis Prize and the Academic Thesis Prize were held on May 16 and 17, respectively, and the prizes will be officially awarded at the " PhD Ceremony " on June 23, 2022, starting at 5 pm.

Recognizing the scientific excellence of our PhD Students

The Université Grenoble Alpes has honored ten PhD students who graduated in 2021 and whose thesis work was judged to be of exceptional quality. These awards recognize the excellence of the research carried out by these young scientists in their respective laboratories.

The prizes are divided into 2 categories:
  • the Academic Thesis Prize, awarded to seven people based on criteria of excellence specific to each disciplinary field and represented by the 13 doctoral schools on the site and research departments. This year an eighth thesis prize is awarded for interdisciplinary research work covering at least two significantly different doctoral specialties;
  •  The two innovation thesis prizes are awarded to a work of exceptional quality that also includes an approach (special prize) or a project of valorization and transfer.

Winners of the Academic Thesis Prize:

Claudine CHARRONDIERE: In-situ study of katabatic flows over a steep alpine slope during anticyclonic conditions

Doctoral School: ED STEP - Sciences de la Terre, de l’Environnement et des Planètes
Research laboratory: Laboratoire des Écoulements Géophysiques et Industriels (LEGI – CNRS, Grenoble INP-UGA/UGA)
Thesis supervision: Christophe BRUN, Jean-Martial COHARD and Jean-Emmanuel SICART

> To know more about the thesis of Claudine CHARRONDIERE

Benoît ARRAGAIN: Structural and functional analysis of Bunyavirales replication and transcription

Doctoral School: ED CSV – Chimie et Sciences du vivant
Research laboratory: Institut de Biologie Structurale (IBS – CEA/CNRS/UGA)
Thesis supervision: Guy SCHOEHN et Hélène MALET

> To know more about the thesis of Benoît ARRAGAIN

Manon PRÉDHUMEAU: Modelling and simulating realistic pedestrian behaviour in a shared space with an autonomous vehicle

Doctoral School: ED MSTII - Mathématiques, Sciences et technologies de l'information, Informatique
Research laboratory: Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble (LIG – CNRS/Inria/Grenoble INP-UGA/UGA)
Thesis supervision: Julie DUGDALE and Anne SPALANZANI

> To know more about the thesis of Manon PRÉDHUMEAU

Dylan CATTIAUX : Ultra-low temperatures microwave optomechanics for quantum sensing

Doctoral School: ED de Physique
Research laboratory: Institut Néel (CNRS)
Thesis supervision: Eddy COLLIN and Xin ZHOU

> To know more about the thesis of Dylan CATTIAUX

Julia BURCHETT : The EU and the fight against terrorist radicalisationA representative study of the legal challenges posed by the fight against radicalisation in the EU, Belgium and France

Doctoral School: ED SJ – Sciences juridiques
Research laboratory: Centre d’études sur la sécurité internationale et les coopérations européennes (CESICE - UGA)
Thesis supervision: Constance CHEVALLIER-GOVERS and Anne WEYEMBERGH (cotutelle with Université Libre de Bruxelles - Belgium).

> To know more about the thesis of Julia BURCHETT

Abderrahime SEKKAT : Atmospheric-Pressure Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition of Cu2O and Functional Thin Films for Photovoltaic Applications

Doctoral School: ED I-MEP² - Ingénierie - Matériaux, Mécanique, Environnement, Énergétique, Procédés, Production
Research laboratory: Laboratoire des Matériaux et du Génie Physique (LMGP, CNRS/Grenoble INP-UGA)
Thesis supervision: David MUNOZ-ROJAS, Anne KAMINSKI-CACHOPO and Guy CHICHIGNOUD

> To know more about the thesis of Abderrahime SEKKAT

Claire HUGONNIER : Ethnographic and argumentative study of a protest movement to the "MAP for all" : between claim and dissimulation

Doctoral School: ED LLSH - Langues, Littératures et Sciences Humaines
Research laboratory: Laboratoire de linguistique et didactique des langues étrangères et maternelles (LIDILEM – UGA)
Thesis supervision: Claudine MOÏSE and Dominique LAGORGETTE

> To know more about the thesis of Claire HUGONNIER

Winner of the interdisciplinary academic thesis Prize

Pierre GAFFURI : New materials for eco-efficient white LEDs : ZnO nanowire-based heterostructures and rare-earth-free aluminium borates phosphors

Doctoral School: ED I-MEP² - Ingénierie - Matériaux, Mécanique, Environnement, Énergétique, Procédés, Production
Research laboratory: Laboratoire des Matériaux et du Génie Physique (LMGP, CNRS/Grenoble INP-UGA)
Thesis supervision: Vincent CONSONNI, Estelle APPERT and Mathieu SALAÜN

> To know more about the thesis of Pierre GAFFURI

Lauréat du prix de thèse spécial innovation

Théo MARCHAL : Listening the architecture. Digital tools and ambient design, the way of sound.

Doctoral School: ED SHPT – Sciences de l’Homme, du politique et du Territoire
Research laboratory: Ambiances Architectures Urbanités (AAU – CRESSON, CNRS/UGA/ ENSAN & ENSAG-UGA/École Centrale de Nantes)
Thesis supervision: Grégoire CHELKOFF

> To know more about the thesis of Théo MARCHAL

Winners of the innovation thesis Prize

Rémi VICENTE : Optical cryocooler design and demonstration for space applications

Doctoral School: ED de Physique
Research laboratory: Institut Néel (CNRS)
Thesis supervision: Gilles NOGUE and Arnaud GARDELEIN

> To know more about the thesis of Rémi VICENTE

Published on  June 15, 2022
Updated on July 20, 2022