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Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Award for CBE’s Fox

Rodney Fox with French-American flag graphic
Rodney Fox

Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Hershel B. Whitney Professor, Global Initiatives Rodney Fox has been selected for the 2022-23 Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Award.

CentraleSupelec logoThe program is part of the Fulbright Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange. It provides unique opportunities for scholars to teach and conduct research abroad. Fox’s host institution will be the Laboratoire EM2C, CentraleSupélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. He will be conferred visiting professor status and his position at the institution will start in September of 2022.

Fulbright France logoThe Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair’s objective is to create, develop, and reinforce Franco-American cooperation in the disciplines essential to French and American society and to the mutual understanding of both peoples.

The award aims to reinforce collaborative research between the United States and France in all fields of study. Grantees are invited as guest teachers and researchers at a host French university, where they have the opportunity to meet French colleagues, to organize and participate in conferences, and to interact with French graduate and doctoral students in their discipline. Grantees teach courses at the postgraduate level and doctoral level, undertake research, and help organize and participate in conferences and seminars related to their area of expertise.