Visiting scholars

Kelly Cohen

Objective: welcoming internationally renowned researchers and lecturers to share their experience and set up international collaborations and partnerships.

The 2018 campaign will open in the fall of 2017

The University of Bordeaux is opening Visiting scholars positions. The aim of this program is to enable high-level, internationally-reputed scholars to visit the University of Bordeaux or one of the partnering institutions of IdEx Bordeaux and develop an academic collaborative project in research, education, or at institutional level.

This program is open to all fields, but particular attention is devoted to candidates promoting projects:

  • that strengthen the internationalisation of the schools’ curricula;
  • that fall within the scientific priorities of IdEx Bordeaux, or are at the junction between them;
  • that are pedagogically innovative;
  • that strengthen collaboration with dedicated partnering universities;
  • that involve novel collaborative projects.



Carlos Mendoza
Research program manager

Tel : 05 40 00 67 52


 8 campaigns (2013 - 2017) 203 financial supports
Kelly COHEN, professeur de génie aérospatial à l’université de Cincinnati© Kelly Cohen

I’ve always wanted to explore the world of aeronautical engineering in France and this is the perfect opportunity to work alongside a capable team of experts. The main focus of my work at the University of Bordeaux is in the area of multi-rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). (…) Furthermore, we are discussing a possible research program on developing new, unique, and effective fault tolerant flight control strategies for multi-rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. We would like to involve graduate and undergraduate students from UBx and UC in this research program. We are also looking into joint educational opportunities in the area of aeronautical engineering.

Kelly COHEN,
professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati, has moved to Bordeaux for several months as part as the Visiting scholars’s scheme