Program Overview

The Internship Program for International Students gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to complete a 3- to 6-month internship at one of École Polytechnique's research facilities.

Located in the heart of the Université Paris-Saclay research cluster, the l'X laboratories offer the chance to work on cutting-edge research topics in a highly internationalized environment.

With 22 research facilities devoted to 8 major specialized or transverse fields, 600 researchers and a €95-million research budget, l'X is ranked 66th in the world for the scientific impact of its publications and for the number of articles co-authored with international institutions (Leiden ranking).

Internship Subjects - Year 2019





Analysis of driver mutations in breast cancer

Mireille Régnier (LIX)  Alexis Gautreau (BIOC)


Total synthesis of oxepine-containing quinazoline alkaloids Bastien Nay LSO01
A novel approach for the synthesis of functionalised indolizidine derivatives Yvan Six LSO02
Cobalt- catalyzed cross-coupling reactions Corinne Gosmini LCM01
Computational chemistry applied to homogeneous catalysis Gilles Frison LCM02
Synthesis and magnetic studies of organolanthanide complexes with slow magnetic relaxation Grégory Nocton LCM03

Original phosphorus based ligands for catalysis with non noble metals

Audrey Auffrant LCM04
Phosphorus chemistry for electronic materials Duncan Carmichael LCM05

Development of optimization algorithms for the turbines location problem within a water distribution network Claudia D'Ambrosio LIX01
The communication system for smart grid Jiazi Yi LIX02
Intelligent high performance computer networks Thomas Clausen LIX03
A study of low-power wide-area Networks (LPWAN) Jaizi Yi LIX04
Routing protocol for mesh networks Thomas Clausen LIX06

Transportation cost information inequality with application to Langevin dynamics Eric Moulines CMAP01

Tomography and inverse scattering

Roman Novikov CMAP02

A dynamical system approach to self-assembly in microroller suspensions Daniel Adams - Blaise Delmotte Ladhyx01
Particle transport and mixing by microswimmers in liquid films Blaise Delmotte - Gabriel Amselem Ladhyx02
Leidenfrost droplets: spontaneous rotation and self-propulsion Sébastien Michelin Ladhyx03
Marangoni flows, instability and complex patterns at a free surface Sébastien Michelin Ladhyx04
Origami: Designing the elastic response of an object in a fluid Sophie Ramananarivo Ladhyx05
Capturing droplets with fibers Camille Duprat Ladhyx06
Wind effects on fog net harvesters Camille Duprat


Elastocapillary effects in textiles Camille Duprat Ladhyx08
Experimental study of stratified and rotating turbulent flows Ernesto Horne - Paul Billant Ladhyx09
Interactions between swimming algae and liquid interfaces Gabriel Amselem Ladhyx10

Deep learning & high granularity calorimeter (DL-HGCAL) Florian Beaudette - Gilles Grasseau LLR01
Imaging electromagnetic calorimeter at ILC or luminosity measurement at LHCb Vladislav Balagura LLR02
Phase-field simulations of crystal growth and solidification Mathis Plapp PMC01
Space charge limited conduction in the presence of charge carrier localization Alistair Rowe PMC02
Optimization of pair production using vortex beams Caterina Riconda LULI01
Quantum effects in atomic populations in dense plasmas Frank Rosmej LULI02
Near-field Raman spectroscopy and applications to nanotechnology R. Ossikovski LPICM01
Hot electron relaxation in layered quasi-2D semiconductors: ab initio theoretical study Jelena Sjakste LSI01

A description of research activities at École Polytechnique is available here.

NB: You will be required to provide the codes of your chosen subjects (maximum 3) in the application form. Keep in mind that once you have submitted the form, your subject choices may no longer be modified. Should you encounter any problems, please contact us at the address below.

It is possible to apply for a specific subject not listed above, developed as part of a collaboration and with the agreement of the tutor and the Internship Program coordinators. In this case, please select the "Specific subject defined with the supervisor" option in the application form.


For further information, please contact

Dr. Elena Murè or Leyna Tabary
Internship Program for International Students (PSEI)
Vice-Presidency for Marketing and International Relations