• Olivier Massol, Scientific Assistant to the Director of IFP School, and Omer Rifaat, a graduate of the Master of Energy and Markets (class of 2015), have just co-authored the article "Phasing out the U.S. Federal Helium Reserve: Policy insights from a world helium model", published in the scientific journal Resource and Energy Economics.

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Ties with industry

A unique opportunity for companies

IFP School bridges the gap between the academic and industrial worlds. IFP School boasts the experience and expertise for identifying talented applicants and developing the skills and know-how required by industry.
IFP School is very selective when it comes to admitting students, which is appreciated by our industrial partners. It is one of the reasons why 97% of graduates find a job immediately, as the variety of student profiles and nationalities, their skills and potential make them ideal candidates for joining IFP School and companies alike.
By supporting IFP School and contributing to its programs, our industrial partners have special access to young people with unique profiles, both during their time at IFP School and once they have graduated. Every year, partnerships exist with over 50 companies, which take a variety of forms:

  • alternating periods in school / company, especially as part of apprenticeships
  • grants/scholarships provided as part of student sponsorships to attract talent
  • classes conducted by industry professionals
  • provision of industrial data for case studies
  • creation of company chairs
  • financing of classrooms and equipment.

Partnerships with IFP School give companies an opportunity to access and recruit top talent, raise their profile among students and contribute to higher education as part of their corporate social responsibility policy. By supporting the talented students from across the world selected by IFP School, companies can boost their appeal in highly competitive markets, in addition to giving an international dimension to their workforce, as they look to expand their business.



The School's advisory and steering boards include representatives from the industry, to ensure that the main priorities taken by the School are in keeping with industry's expectations and needs.

The Advisory Board examines and approves the School's main strategic priorities. It consists of the following members* :

Representing industry

Bruno Covin, Director of Strategy and GMP & EV advanced engineering for the Renault Nissan alliance, Renault
Guillaume Devauchelle, R&D Director, Valeo
Jean-François Dussoulier, Public & Government Affairs Manager, ESSO and ExxonMobil
Thierry Lefeuvre, Deputy Director General, Engie E&P International SA, Engie
Thierry Parmentier, Human Resources Director, Technip
Olivier Peyret, Vice-President Microseismic Surface Monitoring, Schlumberger
Laurence Storelli, Recruitment Director, Total
Arnd Wilhelms, Vice-President Petroleum Technology, Statoil ASA
Eric Zielinski, Plant Engineering Manager, Saipem

Representing higher education and research

Dominique Bonvin, Professor at the École polytechnique fédérale of Lausanne
Bernard Leduc, Professor at the Université Libre of Brussels, Director of the Applied Mechanics Department
Alain Storck, Director of the Université de technologie of Compiègne

Respresenting alumni

Nathlie Brunelle, Vice President, Strategy, Development and Research, Refining & Chemicals Division, Total
Patrice Marez, Head of the Design, Systems, Powertrain and Transmission entity at PSA Peugeot Citroën
Jean-Baptiste Renard, Energy Consultant

* as of 14th January 2016

In addition, for each training program, IFP School is advised by a Steering Committee consisting of experts from the relevant industry, to decide on changes to be made to the program’s objectives and content and to the graduates' profiles.