Nathalie Carrasco, new President of ENS Paris-Saclay
The decree of the President of the Republic, issued on the report of the Minister of Higher Education and Research after a call for candidates published in the Official Journal on 6 June 2022, appointed Nathalie Carrasco as President of the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay on 21 November 2022.
About Nathalie Carrasco
Born in 1977, former chemistry student at ENS Paris-Saclay, professor of planetary sciences at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin since 2015.
After a thesis in atmospheric chemistry applied to air quality in 2005, her research work focused on the chemistry of atmospheres conducive to the emergence of life. She leads the planetary atmospheric chemistry team of the LATMOS laboratory (Laboratory of Atmospheres, Media and Space Observations).
Her research work and her commitment to women in science were rewarded with the Irène Joliot-Curie Prize in 2016.
She was awarded the Ordre du mérite in 2017. Appointed Junior Member of the Institut de France (2013 to 2018).
Since 2014, she has been studying the chemistry of planetary and exoplanetary atmospheres in the framework of two European Research Projects of Excellence (ERC). Together with the teaching and research teams, she built the graduate school Geosciences, Climate, Environment, Planets of the University of Paris-Saclay,
The President of the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay is appointed for a five-year term, renewable once.
The President of the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay is appointed for a five-year term, renewable once. She leads and coordinates the reflection leading to the definition of the general policy of the École, and represents the École in France and abroad with all its partners.
Nathalie Carrasco succeeds Pierre-Paul Zalio, who has headed the school since 2012 and was appointed President of the Condorcet Campus on 22 June 2022. Camille Galap has been the provisional administrator of the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay since 23 June 2022.