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Imust PROJECT : Institute for multi-scale sciences and technologies : from fundamental Physics and Chemistry to Materials, Process, and Ecotechnology Engineering

par GALLITRE Laurence - 7 mai 2012

Imust PROJECT : Institute for multi-scale sciences and technologies : from fundamental Physics and Chemistry to Materials, Process, and Ecotechnology Engineering.

 

FIELD/SUBJECT : Numeric science / Materials science


LEADING PROJECT PARTNERS : PRES UNIVERSITE DE LYON

 

DESCRIPTION :

The project intends to promote research that includes multi-disciplinary and multi-scale aspects, by exploiting methods and techniques used by the physics, chemist, and engineering communities, in the fields of materials and processes (design and making of composite materials, from the atomic scale to nano, meso and macro scales) and ecotechnologies (development of eco-compatible solutions through control and miniaturization of processes in industry and transportation).

CONTRIBUTION TO SCIENCE :

The goal is to create conditions encouraging the structuring and integration of excellence teams in :
-  Catalysis and catalytic processes,
-  Functional materials,
-  Complex and multi-scale fluids,
-  Numeric models and simulations.

CONTRIBUTION FOR THE CITIZEN :

The consequences of studies led by this project, aiming to develop clean technologies through elaboration processes for materials compatible with environmental urgency and societal constraints, will be immediate for the citizen. For example, IMUST will focus its action on miniaturizing and modelling equipment and processes, so as to encourage the apparition of a new generation of sustainable transport.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE RESEARCH SYSTEM :

Interdisciplinarity is essential to the reinforcement of France’s capacity to detect and quickly put in place innovating technology. First rank universities in the world that have succeeded in transferring technology from the academic world to the industry all built their success on the creation of interdisciplinary departments. This research without borders is less common in France and it is the reason for which the Fédérations lyonnaises of physics, chemistry, and engineering joined the IMUST project.

CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION :

IMUST is already implicated in training in its field, at master’s and doctoral levels, working in partnership with engineering schools on the site. A global and coordinated offer of master’s programs is under construction. A new master, in relationship with Lyon’s industry, “Nanoscale Engineering” will be taught in English to improve international attractiveness and encourage professional integration of students. At License level, the project plans awareness campaigns for entering students.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE ECONOMY :

The effort of integration and structuring academic teams coming from different horizons goes beyond the academic world, with the will to make strong ties with the industrial community and R&D. The presence of a strong industrial base with a number of competitiveness clusters (LUTB, AXELERA), in France’s second labour pool will encourage the rapid development of highly innovative technologies. France has a strong industrial base available, that this laboratory will be able to put to good use.

LOCATION :

Rhône-Alpes Region, City of Ecully


Partenaires

CNRS Ecole centrale de Lyon ECOLE NATIONALE D'INGENIEURS DE SAINT ETIENNE Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat Le réseau des instituts Carnot Université de Lyon

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