Grantees 2012 – 2015

Louisiana State University. Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

The members of the PUF Grant Review Committee met on Friday June 29th, 2012 under the co-presidency of Professor Patrick Louchouarn, and Dr. Christophe Laux in order to choose the laureates among the 98 grant applications of the fifth call for projects. Altogether 11 laureates were selected and subsequently approved by the PUF Steering and the board of FACE: two projects are listed in the field of Humanities and will be co-financed by PUF and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and one project has been selected for the Cybersecurity call for project and will be funded by Thomson Reuters.

The laureates are listed hereinafter (without merit order):


PARTNERSHIP: Case Western Reserve University – Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) SUBJECT: Liquid crystal / nanoparticle composites: The core of an international educational exchange.


PARTNERSHIP: Drexel University – Université Paul Sabatier de Toulouse
SUBJECT: MXenes: New two-dimensional ceramics for better batteries.


PARTNERSHIP: Iowa State University (Ames) – University of Rennes 1, CNRS
SUBJECT: Ecological genomics and epigenomics of polyploidy.


PARTNERSHIP: Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center – Université de Nantes SUBJECT: Training Multilingual Jurists.


PARTNERSHIP: Iowa State University – ONIRIS
SUBJECT: Franco-american alliance and student exchange to design next generation of sustainable, safe and nutritional food.


PARTNERSHIP: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami – Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
SUBJECT: Physical-biological interactions at mesoscale in the ocean.


PARTNERSHIP: Graduate Program in Immunology, Harvard Medical School – Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille Luminy, INSERM – CNRS –Aix Marseille Université
SUBJECT: Harvard Medical School – Centre d’immunologie de MARSEILLE-LUMINY joint program in immunology: Education and Research.


PARTNERSHIP: Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) Melbourne FL – Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut Cambrésis (UVHC)
SUBJECT: Joint research lab on Risk Management in Life-critical Systems.


Humanities projects with Mellon co-financing:


PARTNERSHIP: The University of Pennsylvania Université des Antilles et de la Guyane – Centre de Recherches sur les Pouvoirs Locaux dans la Caraïbe
SUBJECT: From Imperial Science to International Relations.


PARTNERSHIP: Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University – CNRS, Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée, Université Lumière Lyon 2
SUBJECT: A Shipwrecked Ancient Marble Column Destined for the Temple of Apollo at Claro.


Cybersecurity call for project funded by Thomson Reuters:


PARTNERSHIP: University of Arizona – Université Claude Bernard Lyon
SUBJECT: Cyberspace Threat Identification, Analysis and Proactive Response.