ENSM (French Maritime Academy) winners of the Propeller Club Prize

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ENSM (French Maritime Academy) winners of the Propeller Club Prize

 This year and for the first time, the Propeller Club of Le Havre wished to support the M2 students in seagoing engineering at the ENSM, by rewarding three end-of-study theses.


Welcomed by Caroline Grégoire, General Director of the ENSM, François Le Guern, former student and former president of the Club, and Gersende Le Dimna, teacher in charge of the M2 in seagoing engineering theses, the three winners, Marie Rouget, Baptiste Aubourg and Maxence Collet, presented their work by videoconference on Wednesday 25 November 2020.

Innovation and human factors

The winning dissertations deal with subjects related to innovation and human factors, two of the School’s areas of expertise.

Maxence Collet, whose dissertation deals with “Hydrogen: from manufacture to use”, shows hydrogen as a solution for the future as an eco-friendly fuel, addressing issues related to hydrogen and its application via fuel cells.

His internship tutor was: Jacques Lalanne


Baptiste AUBOURG wondered about “Kitesurfing, what future in the maritime world? »

Supervised in his research by Olivier Lemattre, he envisaged the adaptation of a kitesurf-type sail on a merchant ship. 

Marie Rouget, whose tutor was Jean-Pierre Clostermann, was interested in the human factor: “Does a sailor’s life begin where man’s life ends?” by working on the bridges and psychological gaps between life on land and life at sea. 

The presentations were followed by a moment of online exchange, punctuated by questions and answers from Propeller Club and ENSM members and external participants. 

ENSM thanks the Le Havre club and congratulates its students for the quality of their work.

Click here to view the presentations

The Propeller Club is a network of professionals, dedicated to the promotion of the maritime industry, trade and international commerce.

The Propeller Club of Le Havre has about eighty members.


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