Madalina VINTILA

Madalina is a student in Electronics - Telecommunications - Computer Science from Purdue University, USA.


She came to CPE Lyon as an exchange student for one semester.








Dan obtained a Bachelor in Chemistry in China. He came to CPE Lyon in September 2005, then did a year placement in Australia and came back to CPE Lyon in September 2007 for his final year.

He obtained the CPE Lyon diploma, and has now left for Italy to do a Msc.



Year 2000, Chemistry - Chemical Engineering

“I graduated from
CPE Lyon in 2000 in Chemistry - Process Engineering
and continued my
studies with a thesis on polymer synthesis at the University of Sussex in
Brighton in England. At the end of my thesis, I was employed by DuPont Teijin
Films at the R&D Centre in Middlesbrough in the north of England. For a
little over 4 years I have been working and managing a team of three people
working on research and development of polyester films for optical and
electronic applications. In 2006, I had the opportunity to go and spend 8 months
in Japan where I worked on a shared project with our research centre in Gifu,
near Nagoya.

CPE’s role in my career has been decisive on two occasions.
Firstly the year in industry I did with Rhodia, encouraged by the school and
facilitated by its industrial contacts, enabled me to establish my career plan
and gave me the maturity (relative!) that attracted my current employer. Next I
was able to do my thesis abroad by means of an interview that CPE co-ordinated
with Arkema.

The various stages along my career path now serve me
particularly well in an international environment where significant experience
in different settings – companies and countries - make it possible to understand
the technical and human issues more easily.”

Jérôme TESTE

Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon - Year ICPI 1996

“I currently run an electricity company working in the building industry that I took over on 1 October 2006. Its turnover in 2007 was in the region of 950 k€ and it employs 15 people.

During my first 9 years of work, I had various experiences in large groups listed on the CAC 40. I therefore worked in management functions in informatics in banking (in Paris) and industrial (in Fos /s Mer) environments. Then the desire to start a business in the area where I was born (the Loire area) took hold! In 6 months and after going to EM Lyon to do a module on taking over a business, I found that rare thing: a small electricity company working in the building industry. In my position at the head of this small business, which I have for nearly 2 years been gradually structuring employing the methods of an engineer, I have the true contact with society that I was looking for.

My diploma saved me time and gave me credibility when arranging to take over the business (banks, labels, suppliers). Even if technically my diploma is not used much day to day, the spirit of synthesis and analysis that I developed during my studies has been essential. Another important point: human experiences, voluntary work and my placements contributed to shaping me as an entrepreneur.

For information, I also had the opportunity to take over an electricity business that came up through the CPE past students’ association!”

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