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ESIREM Exchange Program - 2001

esirem students
From Left: Julie Maillot; Nadia Nuel;
Christophe Besnard; Guilliame Racoille

For the third year, it was the CAER’s distinct honor and privilege to host a group of French exchange students from the University of Burgundy’s prestigious materials engineering school (Ecole Superieure D’Ingenieurs de Recherche en Materiaux or ESIREM) located in Dijon, France. In this reciprocal exchange, American and French students are able to study abroad, engage in a laboratory practicum and other experiential education at the UB and UK campuses. In addition to their studies, the participants also get a chance to live abroad and immerse themselves in the language and culture of another nation. This year two ESIREM students (Julie Maillot and Guillaume Racoillet) carried out research on gas-to-liquids technologies in our Ultra Clean Fuels group, while two others (Christopher Besnard and Nadia Nuel) conducted research on carbon nanotubes with our Materials group. The students were conducting research toward completion of a Bachelors degree in Materials Engineering, which should be awarded this fall.