|2nd President of the King Abdullah University|
|Preceded by||Shih Choon Fong|
Nadhmi Al-Nasr (interim)|
Tony F. Chan
|7th President of the California Institute of Technology|
|Preceded by||David Baltimore|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Rosenbaum|
1953 (age 64–65)|
Arts et Métiers ParisTech|
|Institutions||Purdue University, Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Thesis||Probabilistic and hazard analysis for pore pressure increase in soils due to seismic loading (1981)|
|Doctoral advisor||G. Wayne Clough|
|Doctoral students||J. Carlos Santamarina|
Jean-Lou Chameau (born 1953) is a French civil engineer and the former President of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. He was the former president of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). In addition, he previously served as a provost of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Jean-Lou Chameau was born in 1953. He received his secondary, undergraduate, and graduate education in France where he attended the École nationale supérieure des arts et métiers (aka. Arts et Métiers ParisTech). He then obtained his Ph.D in civil engineering from Stanford University.
In 1980, he joined Purdue University, where he became full professor in civil engineering and Head of the geotechnical engineering program. In 1991, he was nominated director of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech.
He became president of Caltech on 1 September 2006, succeeding David Baltimore who served nearly nine years in the post. On February 16, 2013, Chameau was appointed the president of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, succeeding the founding president, Shih Choon Fong. Chameau retired as the president of KAUST in August 2017
He is married to Carol Carmichael, former director of the Institute for Sustainable Technology and Development, now known as the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems at Georgia Tech.
- "Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau, President". California Institute of Technology. Retrieved January 22, 2011.
- Chameau, Jean-lou Aristide (1981). Probabilistic and hazard analysis for pore pressure increase in soils due to seismic loading (Ph.D.). Stanford University. OCLC 8030695 – via ProQuest. (Subscription required (. ))
- Ellie Bothwell (1 June 2017). "Jean-Lou Chameau: the leader with the Midas touch". Times Higher Education.
- "Professor Elachi is Awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur". California Institute of Technology. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
| President of the California Institute of Technology
2006 – 2013
Shih Choon Fong
| President of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
2013 – 2017
Tony F. Chan