Marc ZOLVER is Vice President for International Affairs at CentraleSupélec (France) since Feb. 2015
He started his career in 1990 as research-assistant in the Nice Observatory (France) and the European Southern Observatory (Germany). In 1993, he was recruited by IFP-Energies Nouvelles (France) as research engineer in Computational Fluid Dynamics in Engines. His main activities focused on research & development in CFD for Internal Combustion Engines, particularly fluid mechanics, liquid spray in hot gas, combustion and turbulence, moving meshes and applied mathematics, vector and parallel computation (HPC) and software development.
In 2004 he joined Ecole Centrale Paris to set up the “Ecole Centrale Pékin” as vice-dean during 4 years in Beijing (China). Centrale Pékin is a multi-lateral cooperation between the five Centrale Graduate Schools (Paris, Lyon, Nantes, Lille, Marseilles) and Beihang University (BUAA-Beijing). M. Zolver participated to the development and the management of its six-year curriculum in Beijing for around 120 Chinese students per year following the French Grande Ecole multi-disciplinary approach.
In 2008, he came back to France to join the Ecole Centrale Paris International Relation team as vice-dean. He participates actively in the development and the strategy of Centrale Paris partnerships, international research and academic programs and takes part in the management of student and staff mobility. He has specific knowledge and networks in Europe, Asia (China, Japan, Korea & Singapore) and Oceania (Australia). More specifically, he was coordinator of two ERASMUS MUNDUS action 2 programs with China (2009-2013 – EM-TANDEM) and with Japan/South Korea (2010-2014 – EM-BEAM).
In 2015, at the merger of Ecole Centrale Paris and Supélec, he became Vice-President for International Affairs at CentraleSupélec, leading a team of 13 people dedicated to the internationalization of the Institution.
He is also member of the T.I.M.E. Association (Top Industrial Managers for Europe) and the CESAER conference (Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research).
Additionally, he teaches project management, professional and soft skills development to students in engineering (teamwork, leadership, creativity, career prospective).
He is Engineer from Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France), specialized in Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics.
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