Lecturer and Research Fellow, Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne

Gérard PORCHER, Lecturer and Research Fellow, Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne
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Gérard Porcher graduated from the prestigious Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan and has a Doctor of Science degree from Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI).
He began his career in 1993 at the University of Evry (UEVE) where he joined the Department of Science and Technology as a Professor of Mechanics and Design.
He helped to create a training program in industrial design at UEVE, working with two leading French schools of art and design (Ecole Boulle, then ENSAAMA). In 2010, he helped to introduce a Master's Degree in Industrial Design. This evolved into the course in Industrial Design Engineering offered as part of the Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering by UEVE in partnership with ENSAAMA.
Between 2008 and 2013, he headed the Department of Science and Technology at UEVE, and from 2010 to 2012 he served as Second Vice-President of UEVE's Board of Directors.
As a professor at UEVE, Gérard Porcher is currently Second Vice-President of its Committee on Training and University Life. He oversees the "Organization and Management of Logistics Systems" curriculum within the Master's Degree in Complex System Engineering at the University of Paris-Saclay. He also coordinates the industrial design curriculum for the Master's in Mechanical Engineering course at UEVE.
Since 2012, he has stood as Special Advisor on Student Life to the President of UEVE and to the "observatory" tracking the success of first-year students in a licence course (equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree).

Session Title: A View into the Creative Eco-system of French Luxury

Designers occupy a singular position in the French luxury industry where creativity and innovation are the result of a fruitful collaboration between designers, engineers and artisans. This round table will propose a view on this original model through the analysis and the testimonies of actors, and will present the teaching methods developed by Ensaama and the University of Evry, in collaboration with Comité Colbert, in order to train designers who are able to meet this interdisciplinary challenge: work together to get there.