A new director at the ENSCI Limoges
Since January 1, 2012, the ENSCI (National School of Industrial Ceramics) has a new director. Dr. Cécile Pagnoux, lecturer-researcher, was chosen by the Board of Directors and then officially nominated by the Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research. She takes over from Agnès Smith, director since 2006.
Cécile Pagnoux is a professor at the ENSCI and member of the SPCTS laboratory. She was recruited as a lecturer-researcher, where her research is centred on the application of the fundamental scientific principles of colloids in ceramic processes, specifically for the formulation of aqueous oxide suspensions.
In addition, she was responsible for the recruitment of engineering students from 2000 to 2011 and assistant director of studies from 2009 to 2011. She has a Master’s degree and obtained her Doctorate in Material Science (specialised in the chemistry of solids) from the University of Nantes in 1993.
Every year, between 50 and 60 qualified engineers leave the ENSCI (National School of Industrial Ceramics) specialized in ceramics, glass and minerals and will work in a wide number of sectors and technological domains: ceramics, glass, construction and civil engineering, electronics, traditional and renewable energy production, nuclear industry, aerospace, and transport, etc. The ENSCI has played a vital role within the European Centre for Ceramics since September 2010, presided over by Mr. Hubert DE LA VILLEON, and managed by Dr. Agnès SMITH. This year, the school welcomed 200 students over the three academic years and has 2 research laboratories: the GEMH and SPCTS. It is the only school in this speciality in France and number 1 in Europe.