People: Flamel Technologies SA (FLML.W)
12 Nov 2013
Dr. Catherine Brechignac is Independent Director of Flamel Technologies SA. She graduated and received her PhD in Physics from the Ecole Normale Supérieure. She is a member and the "Secrétaire Perpétuel" of the French National Academy of Sciences, a member of the French National Academy of Technologies, a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a member of the Royal Belgium Academy of Sciences, and also serves as the French Ambassador for science, technology and innovation. In addition, Dr Bréchignac is a former Chairperson of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS); she served as the first Chairperson of the "Haut Conseil des Biotechnologies" (2009-2011); and she was until recently (2008-2011) the Chairperson of the International Council for Science. Dr. Bréchignac has served as a board member of Renault SA, and was a Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics and Member of the European Physical Society. She has been awarded the French Légion d'Honneur and has received honorary doctorates from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne, the Georgia Tech Institute, and the Freie Universität Berlin. She was awarded, among numerous prizes, the prize of the Académie des Sciences in 1991 for her ground-breaking research.
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