Electricité de France, Division R&D
Head of the Hydraulics and Environmental sciences National Laboratory (LNHE)
Laure Pellet is the head of the Hydraulics and Environmental sciences National Laboratory (LNHE) in EDF (Electricité de France) R&D Chatou.
Laure Pellet joint EDF R&D about 20 years ago as a researcher in mechanics applied to overhead power transmission lines. She first worked on projects dealing with the design and reinforcement of transmission lines following the December 1999 wind storms that had occurred in France, before becoming project manager and team manager. During that period she developed both technical and leadership skills, built internal and external partnerships and developed new R&D activities. In 2011 she was seconded to the University of Manchester (UoM, UK) newly created Modelling and Simulation Centre (MaSC), a joint centre between EDF and the UoM. In that scope she created an EDF Energy R&D UK Centre team focused on advanced studies for the needs of EDF Energy. Her work resulted in linking academic research and practical industrial needs. In 2014 she was named deputy head of department PERICLES in EDF R&D Saclay before joining LNHE in 2018.