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Renault Group
Expert Leader Electric Powertrain and Battery & VP Research
Patrick Bastard granted an engineering degree from Supélec, then a PhD in physics sciences and an accreditation to research (HDR) from Paris University (Saclay). He began his career in 1989, when he joined Schneider Electric to develop digital relays for the protection of electric distribution networks. He joined Supélec in 1992 as a professor, later being appointed as head of the “Energy Systems and Power Electronics” department. After this academic career, Patrick Bastard joined Renault in 2005 with the aim of contributing to the mechatronics embedded systems development. After having held various positions in the field of electronics and electrical engineering systems, he was appointed Engineering VP for Electronics and Advanced Technologies from 2009 to 2013. Thus he contributed to prepare the company for the three automotive major technological revolutions: electric vehicle, connected car and autonomous vehicle. From 2013 to 2017, Patrick Bastard was appointed Engineering VP in the field of Energy systems, ADAS, Autonomous driving and Electronics Technologies. In 2017, he was appointed Expert Leader in the field of Electric Powertrain, including electric motor, power electronics and battery. Since July 2018, Patrick Bastard is VP Research for Renault Group. Author and co-author of 80 scientific publications, Patrick Bastard has supervised 20 PhD students during his career, making the connection between the industrial world and the academic world.