Bernard Remaud won his Ph.D. in 1971 at the University of Nantes (France) and became an assistant professor at the same university (1972-1985). He was appointed as a full professor at the new established department of Engineering IRESTE (U. Nantes, electrical engineering and computer engineering) from 1985 to 1992, where he held several responsibilities in the curricula development and the international relations. From 1992 to 1995, he was appointed as vice-director of IN2P3 (Paris, department of CNRS: the French Center for Scientific Research), in charge of the national Nuclear Science programmes and of the international relations. In 1995, he was elected as the director of the department of Engineering IRESTE, during his mandate he was the originator of the College of Engineering Polytech’Nantes (Ecole Polytechnique de l’Université de Nantes) created by merging of all engineering domains of the university. He was elected as the Dean of Polytech’Nantes (2000-2005) and developed the creation of the Polytech network which includes 13 French engineering colleges (2014), built on the Polytech’Nantes template. He was elected at the Board of CDEFI (National conference of the French colleges of engineering) (2000-2002) and vice-president (2002-2004). From 2005, he served as a full professor at Polytech’Nantes, and from 2008 as a professor emeritus at the University of Nantes. In 2004, he was appointed at the CTI (National Committee for Engineering Programmes Accreditation); elected in 2006, he served as an executive director until 2012. In 2012, he was elected at the Administrative Council of ENAEE and then president in 2014.
Bernard Remaud is a nuclear physicist who published 85 articles in international journals (1970-1990); he held 4 visiting research positions (LBL Berkeley and ORNL Oak Ridge) and he was speaker at about 70 seminars in French and foreign laboratories and at international conferences. From 2000 to 2012, he was member or chair of Scientific Committees for nuclear laboratories (e.g. GANIL, Grand Accelerateur d’Ions Lourds, Caen). He was awarded the Silver Medal of CNRS in 1990.
He has developed competences in the management of research institutions, of international scientific collaborations and in the assessment of research programmes. From 1995, his main activities were oriented towards the management of higher education institutions, the quality assurance and the assessment of engineering education (e.g. member of the selection committee of the European ERASMUS project, 2004-2008, chair of CTI 2006-2012, executive president of ENAEE 2014-…).