Students tell us what they love about SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM


Dual degree France-Brazil Uberlandia
Eiffel and Brafitec Programme

I wanted to study in France so I could gain some enriching experiences through this exchange. I chose to attend SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM because of its international reputation and excellent scientific and technological resources. Also, in Brazil, I had met some students from SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM who had good things to say about the school. The city of Besançon and the surrounding area is a lovely place to live and I’ve made some good friends, which has helped me to settle in.


Dual degree in Engineering, SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM – Tokyo Denki University

For me, first and foremost SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM represents a legacy of precision with its past incarnation as the Chronometry Laboratory. But more than that, it’s all the technical knowledge and expertise in microtechnologies offered by the SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM in Besançon and in the Franco-Swiss area more generally.

It was this European dimension and the high scientific quality that initially won me over when I’d finished my preparatory course. But I soon came to appreciate the cross-disciplinary and international aspect of the training.

Having spent over three and a half years in Japan thanks to an internship year, I gained a dual French-Japanese degree (something that few of France’s grandes écoles have managed to set up with Japan), with an option focused on innovation management. The initial training at SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM really taught me qualities of adaptation and leadership and so helped me create my own business once I’d completed my studies.

Ferdinand SCHAFFER

Dual degree France-Germany
SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM/Hochschule Karlsruhe - UFA Programme

One of the reasons for my decision to study at SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM in Besançon was its close links with the Hochschule Karlsruhe. The binational curriculum provided me with a multi-disciplinary technical education of excellent quality and international focus, which is a vital asset these days.

Besançon is an historic and cultural city with lots of points of interest for students. I particularly enjoyed discovering hang-gliding in the Jura mountains and the Museum of Time in Besançon. Being close to Switzerland and Germany gives the Franche-Comté region a special economic and cultural place right at the heart of Europe.

It was also really easy to make trips to neighbouring cities, such as Dijon or Neuchâtel in Switzerland.


Aerospace Project Manager

SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM leads to success !

Marie-Anne Grellier is a graduate of SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM. Now working as a project manager on the future Ariane 6 and Vega C launchers, she recounts her career so far.
A real extension of the teaching at SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM
I’d only just graduated when I got the chance to join Snecma of the Safran group, looking after investments in production resources for aeroplane engine housings. I discovered what the “real” production world looks like, applying Christophe Dielemans lessons on a daily basis! Machining centres, welding and deburring robots, 3D measuring machines – investment in so many tools, adhering to precise specifications, budgets and deadlines while managing multi-disciplinary teams.

A brilliant career

I joined Snecma Propulsion Solide in Bordeaux in the same role. I dealt with other tools and other manufacturing methods, but still with the same passion for the job. The company then merged with SNPE to become Herakles and I was appointed project manager for investments in the space sector.
I changed job during my second period of maternity leave when I was approached to join the teams in charge of development programmes. I am now the project manager for the nozzle for the solid propulsion engine of the future Ariane 6 and Véga C launchers.

A commitment to the cause

I have also been appointed regional delegate for the Aquitaine branch of the “Elles bougent” organisation, which encourages young women to take up a career in industrial fields of all kinds. There are still too few female engineers !


Master’s EU4M –Erasmus Mundus Programme

I joined the EU4M master’s programme because I wanted to increase my knowledge of mechatronics and find out what was happening in the microworld. As SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM is a school with a strong focus on microtechnologies, it didn’t take long to make my choice.

I’m currently studying for a PhD at SUPMICROTECH-ENSMM and taking full advantage of the expertise on offer at the Femto-ST Institute, and especially the Department of Automation and Micromechatronics.