Emmanuel Chambon

Control Systems Engineer & Amateur Sailor


Professional experience

  • 03/2022 – Current:¬† Rocket Liquid Engine Thrust Control Engineer @ ArianeGroup (Vernon, FR).
  • 04/2019 – 02/2022: Ariane 6 Propelled Phases Flight Control Work Package Manager @ ArianeGroup (Les Mureaux, FR). Propelled Phases Flight Control Functional Unit Leader.
  • 12/2016 – 03/2019: Ariane 6 Propelled Phases Flight Control Engineer @ ArianeGroup (Les Mureaux, FR).
  • 10/2013 – 09/2016: PhD student @ Onera (Toulouse, FR), on the subject¬†Frequency- and time-domain constrained control of linear systems – Application to a flexible launch vehicle. Thesis defended on 29/11/2016, thesis jury presided by Pr. A. Zolghadri.
  • 2013: Research Internship @ Onera (Toulouse, FR).
  • 2012: Internship @ ISIS Space BV (Delft, NL).


  • 10/2013 – 09/2016: PhD student @ Onera (Toulouse, FR), PhD training classes @ ISAE Supaero.
  • 09/2010 – 08/2019: Master classes in Engineering @ Mines ParisTech (Paris, FR), focused on Applied Mathematics, Automated Control, Robotics and Image Processing.
  • 2008 – 2010: 2-years classes dedicated to preparation to competitive exams for the Grandes Ecoles @ Les Lazaristes (Lyon, FR). Classes focused on Mathematics, Physics and Engineering Sciences.


  • 2017-2021: Control Theory tutorials at ISAE Supaero Toulouse (3rd year students and masters);
  • 12/2017: Control Theory tutorials at Institut Evering Bordeaux;
  • 10/2013 – 09/2016: Control Theory tutorials at INSA Toulouse as part of PhD requirements.


See publications on Google scholar.


  • 2018: Onera primed paper for article Time-response shaping using Output to Input Saturation Transformation.
  • 2017: ISAE Supaero PhD thesis prize.


Control theory

Linear/non-linear systems control theory; Robust control design; Structured control design; Optimal control; Kalman filtering; Interval observers; Dynamics systems modelling; Launch vehicle modelling and control during atmospheric and exo-atmospheric propelled phases.

Project management
  • Software versioning: SVN; Git
  • Issue tracking and documentation: JIRA; Confluence
  • Product Lifecycle Management: TeamCenter
  • MBSE: Capella
  • Programming languages: C/C++; Java; C#; VB.NET; Python/Jupyter; ADA; PHP/MySQL (CodeIgniter MVC framework); JS/jQuery
  • Environments: Matlab/Simulink (including Robust Control Toolbox, Model Advisor and Simulink Test); LabView; LabView Real-Time;
  • Officle tools: LaTeX; Microsoft Office (including Project); LibreOffice;
  • OS: Windows; Linux (Raspbian, Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Suse);
  • Prototyping: Arduino, Raspberry PI;
  • Virtual machines: VirtualBox;
  • Hosting provider environment: OVHcloud (web technical adviser for GAEC La Ferme au L’Ouin, fermeaulouin.fr);
  • CMS: WordPress; PrestaShop;
  • French: mother tongue;
  • English: fluent;
  • German: average;
  • Spanish: beginner.

Other activities

  • 2018: ArianeGroup sailing club treasurer;
  • 2014: Onera TIS department PhD days organizer;
  • 2011/2012: Mines ParisTech aerospace club president.
Certificates and licenses
  • French coastal boat licence;
  • Radioamateur licence (F4GTL callsign);
  • Driving licence.
  • Offshore sailing (see Sailing);
  • Road cycling;
  • Drums (beginner);
  • Squash.