Director of the Ecole Doctorale de la Matière, Université Tolouse III Paul Sabatier.
Dr. Michel Caffarel, Directeur de Recherches (Senior scientist) at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) Toulouse, France. Education in theoretical physics (PhD 1987, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris). Main sicentific activity: Development and applications of quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) methods for the electronic structure of molecular systems (scientific web site: http://qmcchem.ups-tlse.fr). Director of the Doctoral School of Physics, Chemistry, and Material Sciences, Toulouse (about 380 PhD students, 500 researchers and academics, and 90 doctoral degrees awarded per year, http://www.edsdm.ups-tlse.fr). Member of the executive board of the Doctoral College of University of Toulouse regrouping the 15 doctoral schools of the Toulouse academic site (about 4500 PhD students and 900 doctoral degrees awarded per year, http://www.univ-toulouse.fr/recherche/college-doctoral/15-ecoles-doctorales).