François Coupleux

Appartement P313
4, allée Jean-Baptiste Fourier
44300 Nantes

Telephone: (33)
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Student at the Ecole des Mines de Nantes, a French school of industrial systems engineering (computer science, robotics and automatic control).

Student in a "classe préparatoire": Intensive mathematics, physics and technology course in preparation for the engineering schools entrance exam.

"Baccalauréat E" (equivalent of Advanced Level in mathematics, physics and technology). Passed with distinction.

Professional experience

A three-month internship in the department of Engineering Science and Mechanics in the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

- A three-week study of the management aspects of subcontracting in YORK FRANCE in Nantes (firm manufacturing industrial refrigeration systems).
- A one-week simulation of the management of a company manufacturing dairy produce. I had the position of commercial manager.

A two-month internship in MATRA MHS in Nantes (firm specialised in the manufacturing of electronic chips).

Relevant skills

- Studied project management, team management and quality.
- Good knowledge of Unix, C, C++, Smalltalk, X-Windows and Java.
- Studied user interface design.
- Organiser of the tennis tournament of the "Cartel des Mines" (a sports competition with students coming from all the other European schools).
- Member of the association "MiND" which makes studies and projects for companies.
- Driving licence.


Mother tongue.

- Written, spoken and read. IELTS Level (equivalent of TOEFL): 7 out of 9.
- Production of three films and writing an issue of a newspaper about nuclear waste in English.
- Three three-week visits to England, one four-week stay and one three-months internship in the USA.


- Sport: tennis (captain of the scool team), sailing and basket-ball.
- Music.
- Aeronautics.
- Computer science.