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Pascal RAY

Pascal Ray, Rector

Pascal Ray, Rector


Current positions and mandates

President, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, national public institution belonging to the Ministry of Industry (appointed by presidential decree July 4, 2014).

President of the company 2MATech from October 2013.

Treasurer of the Viaméca Competitiveness Cluster from May 2007.

Member of the Board, French Engineering Schools Directors’ Conference from May 2011.

Member of the Commission of the Title of Engineers from July 2010.

Employment: National Civil Service, Distinguished Professor (A+).


1990-1991 — Military Service (ENTSOA, Issoire).

1991-2014 — Junior Researcher, Senior Researcher, Full Professor (Institut Français de Mécanique Avancée).

2014-now — Full Professor (École des Mines de Saint-Étienne).

Past Positions & Mandates (selection)

Director, Institut Français de Mécanique Avancée – French Institute of Advanced Mechanics (2007-2014).

Vice President, Pôle de Recherche et d’Enseignement Supérieur, Clermont Université -Research and Higher Education Centre, Clermont Université  (2009-2010), Presidential role held for 3 months.

Director, LaMI Research Laboratory  (Laboratoire de Mécanique et Ingénieries) (2005-2008).

Expert to the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.


76 peer-reviewed articles – 5 directions of books and 6 chapters of scientific books.

Participation in 40 thesis or habilitation examination boards and in 39 scientific committees.


Training & Qualifications

1983-86 — Higher and Special Preparatory Classes.

1987 — Bachelor’s Degree in Technology of Construction (Paris VI University, ENS Cachan).

1988 — Master’s Degree in Technology of Construction (Paris VI University, ENS Cachan).

1989 —Aggregation Diploma in Mechanics (ENS Cachan).

1995 —PhD in mechanics (Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand).

2003 — Habilitation thesis (Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand).

Foreign Languages

English: fluent.

German: average.


Officer of Academic Palms, for academic achievements.

Member of the French Army Reserve land forces, 13th BSMAT of Clermont-Ferrand with the rank of commander.

Personal details

Born 09/04/1965; Married, 2 children; lives in Saint-Étienne, France.