The French government appointed Philippe Baptiste as President of the French space agency CNES. Born in 1972, Philippe Baptiste holds a PhD from the University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC) and is a graduate in civil engineering from the Ecole des Mines engineering school in Nancy. He also holds an MSc from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, a DEA postgraduate diploma from Sorbonne University and is an accredited research director. Philippe Baptiste won the ERCIM Cor Baayen Award in 2000.
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