Born and raised in Paris, Antoine is a visiting Master's student in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique in France performing his internship over the spring and the summer of 2015. His research project involves characterizing the growth and spatial mechanical properties of large engineered constructs throughout culture and finite-element modeling. Back in France, Antoine hopes to continue to translate his mechanical engineering skills into bioengineering applications. In his spare time, Antoine likes to explore New York City and especially enjoys exploring Chinese-American culture and walking through NYC's strangest neighborhoods. In addition, Antoine is a liberty lover and enjoys talking about US politics. Back home in France, he practices judo and karate.