Professor Benoit Clement


College of Science and Engineering

place Biological Sciences
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Benoit Clement is a Professor at ENSTA Bretagne (Brest, France) and also at Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia). He is currently researcher withe CROSSING joint Research Lab between French CNRS and Sout Australia Universities (Flinders Uni, Uni of Adelaide and Uni of SA)

He used to served as deputy Head of the Lab-STICC (CNRS UMR 6285) from 2016 to 2021, and as the head of the Ocean Sensing and Mapping Department at ENSTA Bretagne (2014-2017).

He has served as a member of IFAC technical committees on Robust Control and also on Marine Systems since 2020.

He has been invited Professor at Ocean University of China and University of La Plata (link)

He received a Master of Science in Automatic Control and Signal Processing (DEA ATSI) from University Paris XI in 1998 and a Master of Engineering in Automatic Control and Systems from Supelec in 1998.

From October 1998 to September 2001, he was a PhD Students at Supelec (now CentraleSupelec). He received the PhD degree in Physics 'Multiobjective synthesis and gain scheduling: application to an aerospace launcher guidance’ from thr University Paris XI in September 2001 (pdf) and the “Habilitation a Diriger des Recherches” (French Habilitation - HDR) degree in Automatic Control from the Universite de Bretagne Occidentale in 2015.

  • Former positions:

    • Supelec, associate professor

    • French Space Agency (CNES), Launcher Directorate, in charge of GNC activities and also project manager.

    • Project Manager at Pole Mer Bretagne Atlantique (Sea Innovation & Business Cluster).

His current research focus are on:

  • Global Optimization used for strutured robust control applied to robotics.

  • Machine Learning for adaptive control

Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Robotics