Research

Innovation & research

Impact on teaching

The research, conducted in the Research Centre, directly influences the skills taught in esaip.

For example, the research activities of our faculty have led to, in recent years, the development of new themes :

  • Image processing in biology and medicine, in connection with the development of new computer tools for decision support
  • Oceanography and ecotoxicology in connection with the study of foraminifera as environmental bioindicators, and marine ecology
  • Industrial risk, which resulted in an international symposium on the Grasse site in September 2011, co-organized by the esaip, AUT University and Mines ParisTech CRC
  • Green Code Lab Challenge that allowed our students to be introduced to the eco-conception environment

Through their themes and their respective expertise, the faculty of esaip integrate their knowledge and expertise in research directly into their teaching, as examples in the classes (uncertainty in industrial risks), mini-projects (processing of ultrasound images) or educational outings (geological field trips in the Pays de la Loire, field trips in the PACA region on landslide risk and marine ecology and ecosystems).

Industrial security research activities, for example, lead our students to be in contact with problems in companies. All Grasse site students are, for example, in their first year are associated with the club Preventeo organized jointly by the CRC and the Preventeo company. Students can learn about current research topics in the field of industrial risk management.

And on the other hand, teachers are also working to develop an eco-conception training environment based on Green IT (v1.0 and v2.0). Concepts
Our attachment to the Green Lab Center is part of this focus.

Finally, the research activities in “Global risk management” resulted in an important work of bibliographic research on the concepts of uncertainty and organizational resilience. This work is taken and applied directly in the context of business projects made by students of esaip group.

Student Involvement

To raise our student’s awareness of the possibilities of working toward a PhD, we integrate two research projects into their training program One in the first and one in the final year of the engineering cycle.
This initiation in research methodology can followed up by internships in a laboratory or within the R & D department of a company.

Scientific projects

Engineering cycle – 3rd year – transverse scientific project “PST”

A project spanning a year and carried out by groups of two or three students on a transversal theme. The “PST” is a project of discovery, enlightenment and allows the student group to improve project management and report writing skills.

Engineering cycle – 5th year – Scientific Project :Introduction to research PSIR

A team  project, which requires writing a ten page scientific article structured like those in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. The objective of this project is supported by the esaip Research Center and helps introduce students to scientific research, to expand their horizons beyond mere literature review and highlighting current issues.

Scientific publications

2017

  • Shifts in benthic foraminiferal assemblages after a massive event of Dense Shelf Water Cascading in the Cap de Creus canyon and adjacent open slope.
    Sabbatini A, Bonnot E, Mea M, Pusceddu A, Danovaro R, Durrieu de Madron X, Negri A, Bicchi E.
    Deep-Sea Research Part I, 2017, submitted
  • Etudes préliminaires des foraminifères de Madagascar, potentiels bio indicateurs de l’état écologique des écosystèmes marins. Forum sur la Biodiversité Marine.
    Bicchi E, Sabbatini A, Mong Y, Mouret A, Schweizer M.
    Forum sur la Biodiversité Marine, MESUPRES, Madagascar, 2017
  • Developing Foram-AMBI for biomonitoring in the Mediterranean: Species assignments to ecological categories.
    Jorissen F, Nardelli MP, Almogi-Labin A, Barras C, Bergamin L, Bicchi E, El Kateb A, Ferraro L, McGann M, Morigi C, Romano E, Sabbatini A, Schweizer M, Spezzaferri S.
    Marine Micropaleontology, 2017, submitted
  • e-PWV: a web application for assessing online carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity.
    Collette M, Hassine N, Palombo C, Leftheriotis G.
    HealthyIot, 2017, in press
  • Le rapport aux savoirs en Éducation
    Hebbar O et al,
    Saint-Léger édition, Les acteurs du savoir, 2017
  • Carotid-fermoal pulse wave velocity assessed by ultrasound: a study with echotracking technology
    Collette M, Palombo C, Morizzo C, Sbragi S, Kozakova M, Leftheriotis G.
    Ultrasound in medicine and biology, 43 (6): 1187-1194, 2017
  • Benthic Foraminifera as bio-indicators of anthropogenic impacts in coastal environments: Acqua dei Corsari area case study (Palermo, Italy)
    Musco M, Cuttitta A, Bicchi E, Quinci EN, Sprovieri M, Tranchida G, Giaramita L, Traina A, Manta DS,  Gherardi S, Mercurio P, Siragusa A, Mazzola S.
    Marine Pollution Bulletin, 117: 75-87, 2017

2016

  • Management des risques – Lignes directrices pour la mise en oeuvre dans les ETI/PME et autres organismes – ETI/PME-PMI
    O’Brien S, et al
    Afnor normalisation, FD X50-260, 2016
  • Analysis of three statistical methods to predict the presence of carotid atheromatous plaques
    Schang D, Feuilloy M, Hallab M, Collette M, Leftheriotis G.
    Artery research, 2016
  • Development of a benthic foraminiferal index of environmental quality for the French Mediterranean coast
    Barras C, Jorissen F, Parent B, Bicchi E, Schweizer M.
    ISIMCO – 16th International Meiofauna Conference, Heraklion, Crete, 2016
  • Atlas of smaller foraminifera of the Sicily Channel
    Musco M, Bicchi E, Cutitta A.
    TMS Foraminifera and nannofossil groups joint meeting, Angers, 2016
  • Recent invasion of an exotic phylotype of the criptic species complex Ammonia tepida : Case of the Auray river estuary (Britanny, France)
    Garnier J, Jorissen F, Schweizer M, Redois F, Bicchi E.
    TMS Foraminifera and nannofossil groups joint meeting, Angers, 2016
  • Benthic foraminiferal assemblages of Cap de Creus canyon and adjacent open slope after Dense Shelf Water Cascading
    Nardelli MP, Sabbatini A, Bonnot E, Mea M, Negri A, Bicchi E.
    TMS Foraminifera and nannofossil groups joint meeting, Angers, 2016
  • Benthic foraminiferal faunas along the French Mediterranean coasts: a new biotic index in the EU Water Framework Directive
    Parent B, Barras C, Jorissen F, Bicchi E, Charrieu L, Schmidt S.
    TMS Foraminifera and nannofossil groups joint meeting, Angers, 2016
  • Integrated calcareous plankton biostratigraphy: a contribution to the phylogenetic analysis and paleogeographic reconstruction of the first well preserved cetotheriid skull of Piedmont, Northern Italy
    Bicchi E, Lozar F, Bisconti M, Repetto G.
    TMS Foraminifera and nannofossil groups joint meeting, Angers, 2016
  • Benthic foraminiferal faunas along the French Mediterranean coast: a new biotic index
    Parent B, Barras C, Bicchi E, Charrieu L, Schmidt S, Jorissen F.
    41 th CIESM congress, Kiel (Germany), 2016
  • International risk management conference, ISO 3100
    O’Brien S, et al.
    Expert consensus, Moscou (Russia), 2016

2015

  • The representation of nuclear power in cinema : the contribution of a filmic analysis to understanding the public debate
    Portelli A, Martin C, Guarnieri F
    Safety and Reliability : Methodology and Applications, 2015
  • Plateforme de Simulation Virtuelle pour la formation et la recherche en Physiologie
    Collette M, Chauvet P, Leftheriotis G. 4ème colloque francophone de simulation en santé, 2015
  • International risk management conference, ISO 3100
    O’Brien S, et al.
    Expert consensus, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 2015

2014

  • A 1d-model for the simulation of the arterial wall displacement
    Collette M, Chauvet P, Leftheriotis G.
    Artery research, 2014
  • Myths and Representations in French Nuclear History : Their Impact on Decommissioning Safety 
    Martin C, Portelli A, Guarnieri F
    Reliability and Risk Analysis : Beyond the Horizon, 2014
  • The first well preserved cetotheriid skull from the miocene of piedmont, notherin italy (cetacea, mysticeti, cetotheriidae S.S.), part 1
    Bisconti M, Repetto G, Bicchi E, Bonelli E
    XII EAVP Metting, 2014
  • The first well preserved cetotheriid skull from the miocene of piedmont, notherin italy (cetacea, mysticeti, cetotheriidae S.S.), part 2
    Bisconti M, Bicchi E, Lozar F, Repetto G
    RCMNS Interim Colloquium, 2014
  • Acqua dei Corsari: Rapporto tecnico su carotaggi e campionamenti di acque per il monitoraggio della contaminazione organica e inorganica causata dal depuratore di zona.
    Patti C, Cuttitta A, Musco M, Sampino G, Bennici C, Bicchi E, Giaramita L et al
    Pubblicata inTechnical Report. CNR Istituto Ambiente Marino Costiero di Capo Granitola, Capo Granitola (TP), code: 4734TR2014, , database CNRSOLAR, 2014
  • Etude de l’évolution de la base conceptuelle d’ISO 31000 afin d’améliorer la précision et la rigueur de la norme publiée en 2009 
    O’Brien S International Workshop of the Technical Committee TC 262 ISO 31000 Global Risk Management, 2014

2013

  • Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity estimated by an ultrasound system
    Collette M, Morizzo C, Kozakova M, Palombo C, Leftheriotis G.
    Artery research, 2013
  • 22nd European Safety and Reliability Conference – ESREL 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    AUDIFFREN T, GUARNIERI F, MARTIN C, R.D.J.M. Steenbergen; P.H.A.J.M. van Gelder; S. Miraglia; A.C.W.M. Vrouwenvelder.
    CRC Press, Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Beyond the Horizon, 758 p, 2013.
  • Rigidité artérielle mesurée par pOpmètre® chez les patients à risque cardiovasculaire, lien aux plaques d’athérome carotidien
    Hallab M, Collette M, Terrier-Barbeau C, Legrand M, Ducluzeau P.H., Berrut G, Lefthériotis G.
    Annales de Cardiologie et d’Angéiologie, Volume 62, Issue 3, Pages 189-192, 2013.
  • Fossil starfishes (Echinodermata Asteriidae) and paleontological analysis of the Pliocene of Cherasco, Piedmont region (NW Italy).
    Repetto G, Bicchi E.
    Biodiversity Journal, 4 (2): 365-378, 2013.
  • Preliminary survey of a marine coastal area affected by anthropogenic impact: for a miniferal analysis compared with geochemical and sedimentological evidence in the Palermo Gulf (Sicily, Italy)
    Musco M, Bicchi E, Cuttitta A, Sprovieri M, Giaramita L, Traina A, Daniela Salvagio M, Serena G, Tranchida G, Mercurio P, Siragusa A, Salvatore M,
    For a minifera BioMonitoring Initiative Third International FOBIMO Workshop, Wimereux, 2013.
  • Safety at the Sharp-End: A Case Study in the Gas Sector.
    BLASZIN H, GUARNIERI F, MARTIN C.
    European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2013, Netherlands.
    CRC Press, Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Beyond the Horizon, pp. 336, 2013
  • Managing occupational safety and health in culturally diverse small businesses: a commentary.
    Lamm F, Frick K, Jamieson S, Martin, C, McDonnell, N.
    Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, 11(1), 3-17, 2013.
  • Nuclear Decommissioning: from Case-Studies to a Proposed Typology of Risk.
    Pelleterat De Borde M, Martin C, Guarnieri F.
    R.D.J.M. Steenbergen; P.H.A.J.M. van Gelder; S. Miraglia; A.C.W.M. Vrouwenvelder. 22nd European Safety and Reliability Conference – ESREL 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands. CRC Press, Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Beyond the Horizon, 8 p, 2013.
  • Myths and representations in French nuclear history: The impact on decommissioning safety.
    Martin C, Portelli A, Guarnieri F.
    R.D.J.M. Steenbergen; P.H.A.J.M. van Gelder; S. Miraglia; A.C.W.M. Vrouwenvelder. 22nd European Safety and Reliability Conference – ESREL 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands. CRC Press, Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Beyond the Horizon, 758 p, 2013.
  • Assessing the vulnerability of SMEs : a qualitative analysis.
    Clusel S, Guarnieri F, Martin C, Lagarde D.
    R.D.J.M. Steenbergen; P.H.A.J.M. van Gelder; S. Miraglia; A.C.W.M. Vrouwenvelder. 22nd European Safety and Reliability Conference – ESREL 2013,  Amsterdam, Netherlands. CRC Press, Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Beyond the Horizon, 8 p, 2013.
  • My wife is my risk manager: the role of the wife of the entrepreneur in occupational health and safety management.
    Martin C, Guarnieri F.
    Understanding Small Enterprise Conference, USE 2013, Nelson, New Zealand. Proceedings of Understanding Small Enterprise Conference, USE, 2013.
  • Mieux connaître les “préventeurs” français : enquête nationale et analyse quantitative des données,
    Audiffren T, Rallo JM, Guarnieri F, Martin C.
    CRC_WP_2013_1, 2013.
  • Nuclear Decommissioning and Organisational Reliability: Involving Subcontractors in Collective Action.
    Martin C, Guarnieri F.
    Decommissioning Challenges: An Industrial Reality and Prospects, 5th International Conference, 2013.
  • Decision to reorganise or reorganising decisions? A First-Hand Account of the Decommissioning of the Phénix Nuclear Power Plant.
    Pelleterat De Borde M, Martin C, Besnard D, Guarnieri F.
    Decommissioning Challenges: An Industrial Reality and Prospects, 5th International Conference, 2013.
  • Considering Trade-offs when Assessing Resilience.
    Rigaud E, Martin C.
    Resilience Engineering Association: 5th International Symposium, 2013.
  • How The Simplification of Work Can Degrade Safety: A Gas Company Case Study.
    Blazsin H, Guarnieri F, Martin C.
    5th International Symposium on Resilience Engineering, 2013
  • Relevance of laser Doppler and laser speckle techniques for assessing vascular function: state of the art and future trends,
    Humeau-Heurtier A, Guerreschi E, Abraham P, Mahé G,
    IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 60(3), 659-666, 2013.
  • Culture de Sécurité et diversité culturelle,
    MARTIN C,
    RSE, p.23-29, 2013.
  • Complexity quantification of signals from the heart, the macrocirculation and the microcirculation through a multiscale entropy analysis,
    Guerreschi E, Humeau-Heurtier A, Mahe G, Collette M and Leftheriotis G.
    Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, vol 8, pp. 341-345, 2013.
  • Arterial stiffness measured by popmetre in patients with cardiovascular risk factor.
    Hallab M, Collette M, Ducluzeau PH, Leftheriotis G.
    P2T. Published in «Fundamental and clinical pharmacology», vol. 17, 2013.

2012

  • Gutowski N, “Observer design pattern implementations for green IT requirements”, the 6th international conference SETIT, 2012.
  • Guerreschi E, Bricq S, Leftheriotis G, Chauvet P, Haussy B, L’Huillier JP, Humeau-Heurtier A, A new method to determine arterial distensibility in small arteries, The 20th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED’12), 2012, p. 1446-1449.
  • Guerreschi E, Humeau-Heurtier A, Bricq S, Mahé G, Leftheriotis G, Study of digital blood pressure and laser Doppler flowmetry signals through a multiscale analysis, EURASIP, 2012 – ISSN 2076-1465.
  • Guerreschi E, Humeau-Heurtier A, Bricq S, Mahé G, LEFTHERIOTIS G, Multifractal analysis of laser Doppler flowmetry and bio-impedancemetry signals for an integrated analysis of the cardiovascular system, European Optical Society Annual Meeting, 2012, ISBN 978-3-9815022-4-4.
  • Martin C, Analysis of the determinants of occupational health and safety practice in France, workshop,9th-10th, Cardiff, U.K, 2012.
  • Clusel S, Guarnieri F, Martin C, Lagarde D, Reducing the Risks Faced by Small Businesses:The Lifecycle Concept, european Safety and Reliability Conference: Advances in Safety, Reliability and Risk Management, ESREL 2011,  Troyes, France. CRC Press, Advances in Safety, Reliability and Risk Management – Proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2011, Pages 1759-1767, 2012.
  • Hallab M, Collette M, Terrier-Barbeau T, Legrand M, Ducluzeau PH, Leftheriotis G, Berrut G, Regional and peripheral arterial stiffness measured by pOpmetre® in patients with carotid plaques. SFHTA, Paris, 2012.
  • Hallab M, Terrier-Barbeau T, Legrand M, Ducluzeau PH, Collette M, Leftheriotis G, Berrut G, Regional arterial stiffness assessed by pOpmetre® in patients with carotid plaques, Artery Research, 2012.
  • Bricq S, Mahe G, Rousseau D, Humeau-Heurtier A, Chapeau-Blondeau F, Rojas Varela J, Abraham P, Assessing spatial resolution versus sensitivity from laser speckle contrast imaging: Application to frequency analysis, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 50(10): 1017-1023, 2012.