Chloé Dindault, PhD candidate at the Ile-de-France Photovoltaic Institute (IPVF) and affiliated with the Laboratory of Physics of Interfaces and Thin Films (LPICM, École Polytechnique/CNRS) is named one of the 2019 recipients of the prestigious Siebel Scholars awards. Established in 2000, the Siebel Scholars program annually recognizes nearly 100 exceptional students from the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, energy science, and bioengineering. The program has awarded over 1,300 scholars, researchers, and entrepreneurs. This network of leaders brings together diverse perspectives from business, science, and engineering to influence the technologies, policies, and economic and social decisions that shape the future.
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Material Scientist, specialized in Photovoltaics, Chloé Dindault’s research focuses on energy science and the manufacturing processes for new solar panel materials. After graduating from the LUMOMAT Master (University of Nantes and University of Angers), Chloé joined the Ile-de-France Photovoltaic Institute (IPVF) and the Laboratory of Physics of Interfaces and Thin Films (LPICM - École Polytechnique / CNRS) in October 2016 for her CIFRE thesis under the supervision of Denis Tondelier, Research Engineer at the LPICM.
For École Polytechnique, this is the first time that a woman is a recipient of a Siebel Scholar award. For Chloé Dindault, “this is an incredible opportunity, considering my rather atypical academic background, to be able to join such a prestigious network as that of Siebel Scholar.” About Siebel Scholars
The Siebel Scholars program was founded in 2000 by the Siebel Foundation to recognize the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science. These include: École Polytechnique; Carnegie Mellon University; Harvard University; Johns Hopkins University; Massachusetts Institute of
Technology; Northwestern University; Politecnico di Torino; Princeton University; Stanford
University; Tsinghua University; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, San
Diego; University of Chicago; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of
Pennsylvania; and University of Tokyo. Today, our active community of over 1,300 leaders serves as advisors to the Siebel Foundation and works collaboratively to find solutions to society’s most pressing problems.
For more information about the Siebel Scholars program, please visit www.siebelscholars.com
ABOUT ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE / École Polytechnique, also known as L’X, is the leading French institution combining top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its various undergraduate and graduate-level programs – Bachelor of Science, Ingénieur Polytechnicien (Master’s level program), Master’s, and PhD – are highly selective and promote a culture of excellence with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions. As a widely internationalized university, École Polytechnique offers a variety of international programs and attracts a growing number of foreign students and researchers from around the globe (currently 36% of students and 39% of faculty members).
École Polytechnique offers an exceptional education to prepare bright men and women to excel in top-level key positions and lead complex and innovative projects which meet the challenges of 21st century society, all while maintaining a keen sense of their civil and social responsibilities. With its 22 laboratories, 21 of which are joint research units with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the École Polytechnique Research Center explores the frontiers of interdisciplinary knowledge to provide major contributions to science, technology, and society. École Polytechnique is also a pioneer and leading institution of the major scientific and economic cluster, Paris-Saclay, bringing together top French higher education and research institutions, as well as R&D centers of prominent international companies.