Université de Strasbourg

Three USIAS Fellows appointed as members of the Institut Universitaire de France

13 July 2021

Vladimir Dotsenko, 2021 USIAS Fellow and Professor at the University of Strasbourg, has been appointed as a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) for a period of five years from 1 October 2021. In addition, former USIAS Fellows Bernard Doudin and Peter Faller have been appointed as senior members of the IUF this year.

Professor Vladimir Dotsenko is a mathematician, who is currently exploring new horizons of operad theory, inspired by operad-like structures arising in algebraic geometry, combinatorics, and representation theory. He is one of the 70 academic teachers/researchers under 40 years old selected by the IUF for 2021, on the basis of their scientific influence both nationally and internationally, their capacity for scientific leadership, geographical mobility, and the coherence and the innovative nature of their research project. Vladimir Dotsenko’s USIAS project “Homotopy invariants of wonderful compactifications”, started on 1 July 2021.

Professor Bernard Doudin leads a research group of the Institute of Physics and Chemistry of Materials of Strasbourg (IPCMS). As part of his 2014 USIAS Fellowship, he worked on the project “Microfluidics without walls”. 

Peter Faller is a professor in chemistry and group leader at the Strasbourg Institute of Chemistry. For his 2015 USIAS Fellowship, he worked on peptides as biological shuttles for copper ions.

The mission of the IUF, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2021, is to encourage the development of high-level research in universities and strengthen interdisciplinary through three main objectives. It encourages institutions and academic teachers/researchers to excellence in research, with the positive consequences that this has on education. It supports the training of young researchers and, more generally, the dissemination of their knowledge. It promotes and supports women within science; and aims to balance the distribution of university research within France, therefore supporting the country’s scientific network.

See the full list of the IUF 2021 appointments

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