Thursday, June 13, 2019, Toulouse INP has highlighted its scientists by rewarding the best theses supported in 2018, the scientific patents and the 4 best research projects through INP INNOV '.

Congratulations to all the award winners.



Find all ceremony pictures at the bottom of the page.



This year Toulouse INP honours the 4 best research projects, particularly symbolic in 2018.


Chaire AXA - GLObal changing mountain Ecosystems: Dirk SCHMELLER

Project Functional Montain Ecology

The team's research focuses on studying the relationship between biodiversity and function of inland and coastal aquatic environments. This research shows the growing concern in society to stop biodiversity loss.
The team is developing fundamental research to understand how biodiversity and the complexity of food webs regulate flows in the ecosystem.



Emerging Technology: Yohan DAVIT

BEBOP Project

The objective of the BEBOP project is to determine if bacteria can be used to precisely control the properties of porous matrices. The idea is to move towards the development of a new generation of materials, such as self-healing building materials or self-cleaning bioreactors, which are able to adapt to their environment and which can be controlled.



Transfer of Technology: Michel MEYER and Séverine CAMY

The STPI department received the "Transfer of Technology" price awarded by Toulouse Tech Transfer. This department is rewarded for its numerous actions of valorisation and transfer of technologies.



International: David GROSSIN
Project Doc 3D-printing

The goal is to work on the entire value chain of ceramic 3D printing, from the development of the raw material to product testing for commercialisation. 

High performance ceramics are already widely used in advanced engineering because of their low density, exceptional mechanical strength, and excellent resistance to heat, erosion and wear for applications in the aerospace and medical sectors.

The 4-year project is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the agreement of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions.



Léopold Escande Price 2018

Each year, the Toulouse INP research commission rewards the Leopold Escande price to 15% of the best PhD Theses defended. In 2018, 24 PhD students have been rewarded for the scientific excellence of their work, the originality of their thesis subject and implemented approaches, risk-taking and international influence.


Themes Laureates
  • Sciences for Ecology, Veterinary, Agronomy and Bioengineering
  • Space, Earth and Environment
  • Sandrine ALLAIN
  • Amine EZZARIAI
  • Flore GRANDIN
  • Dominique HENRY
  • Jérôme RAOUL
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Omer ATASI
  • Omar DOUNIA
  • Hong Duc LE
  • Nicolas MONROLIN
  • Materials science
  • Process engineering
  • Marina ATGIE
  • Jacques BOURDIE
  • Jacques FRANC
  • Sara OBEID
  • Loïc OGER
  • Romain SAILLARD
  •  IT
  • Vincent ANGLADON
  • Florent CHEVROU
  • Yoann COUBLE
  • Vlad NITU





INP Patent Awards

This award is granted to patents registered in 2017 and 2018. The awardees received their price surrounded by their relatives, our academic, industrial and institutional partners.

This year, we have had various topics, ranging from IT science, to process engineering and fluid dynamics.

These 22 patents are developed among the many laboratories. (IRIT, LAAS-OSE, LA PLACE, LCA, LGC, IMRCP)



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