Teaching team

Meet the teaching team…

Here, the role of the pedagogical team is not simply teaching people to innovate. Above all, its role is to create the best conditions for innovation to happen. This involves designing methods, tools and pedagogical materials, pedagogical spaces and briefs, in collaboration with industrial partners and the international community of education in design thinking.


  • SOUAD LATORRE teacher, head of the Industrial Engineering department, ESIEE Paris

    With a PhD in physics, Souad Latorre is responsible for the Engineering and Materials/Industrial Engineering section at ESIEE Paris. She designed the Professional Masters degree in “Advanced Materials and Management” with Cnam, Evry, université d’Orsay, Université de Nice, Cemef (École des Mines de Paris) and Onéra.

    Her main fields of interest are design, innovation, prototyping, digital modelling, product life-cycle management (PLM)…
    Since 2008 she has been a member of the pedagogical team for the “Design Workshops” organized in Champs-sur-Marne by École des Ponts ParisTech and École nationale supérieure d’architecture de la ville & des territoires.
    She is a member of MICADO (ICT and industrial processes) and GFUC (Francophone Group of CATIA Users).

  • AURÉLIE DELEMARLE teacher, academic director of the Industrial Engineering Department, ENPC

    With a PhD in Management from École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and a graduate of Copenhagen Business School, Aurélie Delemarle is now assistant professor at Esiee Management, specializing in the management of innovation and strategy. She is also an assistant researcher at LATTS, where she did her postdoctoral research.

    She is a member of different research networks in France (notably C’Nano IdF) and abroad (the PRIME excellence network, EGOS and Academy of Management).

  • CAROLINE PRELLER teacher, English language teacher at ENPC

    Caroline studied languages at Cambridge University (Selwyn College). She has worked in radio, cinema and theatre in Paris, and was part of a theatre group that has toured all around the world.

    Her teaching methods are based on theatre, notably in her work on language and learning, addressed to students from France’s top colleges and universities.

  • JACQUES GRANDJEAN professor and head of the Masters and Specialist Masters section at ENPC

    After a career in geodesics, Jacques Grandjean moved to human resource management and educational engineering. As an engineer and head of the Masters and Specialist Masters Section at École des Ponts ParisTech, he is responsible for directing the development of educational methods in partnership with companies and higher education institutions.

    He teaches communication, management and creativity, and heads practical analysis and feedback workshops.
    In addition, he runs support initiatives on individual and collective change.
    His role at d.school is to contribute to the development and running of training initiatives.

  • LAURENT DUCOURTIEUX teacher, assistant director of studies responsible for the dual engineering and architecture program, EIVP

    Laurent Ducourtieux is a graduate of the École Centrale with a specialism in urban planning, holder of a pre-doctoral qualification in street furniture under the second empire and a state qualified architect. After a decade working at Dominique Perrault then the Thierry Lefer architectural agency, then a position as assistant director of the Architecture, Planning and Environment Council for Morbihan, he is now a teacher and researcher and head of the Development – Public Space section at École des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris.

  • STACEY BENOIT field trip course professor

    Stacey teachers the Field Trip course, which promotes learning through action, and uses the Jardin Pontanique as a place of experiment. This entirely English language program’s interdisciplinary approach will focus on researching, organizing, and implementing a project in a variety of domains, such as the design of sustainable methods for cultivating food, rainwater collection, building with recycled or unused materials, strengthening local authorities, promoting biodiversity, and other construction or farming projects, in and around Jardin Pontanique (the School’s garden) or in the new space created around the Coriolis Building.

  • JEAN-FRANÇOIS BLASSEL teacher, architect and professor at École d’Architecture de la Ville et des Territoires in Marne-la-Vallée

    His work emphasizes the links between architecture and technology, with a focus on the structural and environmental aspects. He works both in France and abroad (Japan, South Korea, China, Emirates, etc.), on numerous infrastructure projects, bridges and buildings, in particular three high-speed train stations in collaboration with SNCF (Lille, Avignon and Strasbourg).

    In 1998, he was one of the founding teachers at École d’architecture de la ville et des territoires in Marne-la-Vallée, where he has worked ever since.

  • BENOIT CHRISTOPHE coach and d.structure teacher