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                                                                                                                                                                                  Laboratory Director: Yvan RAHBE

BF2I                                                                                                                                                           Tel. : +33 (0)4 72 43 79 16 - Fax : +33 (0)4 72 43 85 34
                                                                                                                                                                          Campus LyonTech la Doua - INSA de Lyon
Functional Biology, Insects and Interactions                                                                                                                                                 Bâtiment Louis Pasteur
UMR 203                                                                                                                                                      11 av. Jean Capelle, 69621 Villeurbanne cedex - France
       Research body:
       INRA (French National Institute
       for Agricultural Research)

       VoCATIoN                                                                                           • Others:
                                                                                                          - Cell culture rooms, radioactivity rooms, clean rooms for dissection
       The BF2I is a mixed INSA Lyon and INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural
                                                                                                            and the production of biological media.
       Research) research unit (INRA UMR 203) which is part of the Plant Health and Environ-
       ment department.                                                                                   - Support centres for molecular biology (PCR, nucleic acid elec-
                                                                                                            trophoresis etc.), biochemistry (chromatography, protein electro-
       The unit’s scientific remit is to understand the functions which govern interactions                 phoresis etc.) and biology (rearing, bioassays and dissection of
       between certain groups of insects of agronomic importance, and their direct biological               aphids, weevils and trichogramma wasps etc.).
       partners (host plants, symbiotic micro-organisms, parasites or predators). This research
                                                                                                          - Insectariums, rearing or experimental regulated incubators (tem-
       covers a variety of disciplinary fields ranging from insect physiology to their functional
                                                                                                            perature or temperature and hygrometry), culture cells (Plant-
       The unit’s studies focus on trophic functions, notably those which govern symbiotic
       exchanges, but also defense or molecular dialogue functions between partners in the
       interaction. The end objective of this research into complex biological interactions, which
       often involve multiple partners and interactions with the environment, is to produce the
       tools and concepts required for an integrated approach to plant protection against pests           ACHIeVeMeNTS
       within the framework of sustainable agronomic practices which are respectful of human
                                                                                                          • Characterisation of a regulated immune response in the insect
       health and agroecosystems.
                                                                                                            bacteriocyte. Identification of multiple immune response inhibi-
       Auxiliary organisms, resistance genes, the biochemical or molecular basis of the interac-            tors and alternative splicing of the PGRP gene, including a form
       tion, and the control or analysis methods developed by the research teams which make up              specific to bacteriocyte cells (Anselme et al. AEM 2006 72: 6766).
       the unit are just some of the results which can be valorised.                                      • Characterisation of the evolutionary history and mode of action of
                                                                                                            a small leguminous peptide toxin (albumine A1b) which targets
                                                                                                            the intestinal cells of numerous insect species in which this toxin
                                                                                                            is internalised. (Rahioui et al., Biochimie 2007 89: 1539).
                             AReAS oF ReSeARCH
                                                                                                          • Characterisation of the expression of the entire reduced genome
                             • Mode of action and cellular targets of peptide and non-peptide               of the aphid symbiont (Buchnera), the characteristics of its regu-
                               entomotoxins (entomotox team).                                               latory response under various trophic stresses and the organisa-
                             • Symbiosis and functional genomics of trophic interactions in                 tion of its transcriptome on different spatial scales (Vinuelas et
                               aphids (SymTrophique team).                                                  al., BMC Genomics 2007 8: 143).
                             • Symbiosis and molecular and immune signalling in insects (sym-
                               simm team).
                             • Biodiversity and auxiliary nutrition for biological pest control (lutte-
                               bio team).                                                                 THe MAIN JoURNAlS IN WHICH THe lABoRAToRY pUBlISHeS
                             • Bioinformatic analysis of the transcriptome, and metabolic and
                                                                                                          • Journal of Insect Physiology
                               gene interaction networks (multi- and cross-disciplinary subject).
                                                                                                          • Molecular Biology and Evolution
                                                                                                          • Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
                                                                                                          • Applied and Environmental Microbiology
                             eXpeRIMeNTAl ReSoURCeS                                                       • Bioinformatics
                             • Equipment:
                             HPLC chain with automatic sampler, diode array detector (Agilent),
                             radioactivity meters (Betaflux), centrifuges and ultracentrifuges,
                             lyophilizers, nanodrop, cuvette or plate spectrophotometers, micro-          KeY FIGUReS
                                                                                                          Average annual budget: 220 kE
                                                 • Unit platforms:
                                                 Insect-proof greenhouse, microscopy platform
                                                 (optical fluoresence, Olympus Cell-F imaging),                                                                     Teacher-Researchers: 6
                                                 amino acid analysis platform (post-column                                  2-4              6
                                                                                                                   2-4                                              Permanent Researchers: 6
                                                 derivation FMOC/PITC, radiochromatography),                                                                        Administrative staff: 2
                                                 bioinformatics analysis platform.                                                                                  Technical staff: 12
                                                                                                                                                       6            Masters students: 2-3
                                                                                                                                                                    PhD students: 2-4
                                                                                                                                                                    Post-doctoral students 2-4
                                                                                                                                                       INSA Site Laboratory Director: Alain DOUTHEAU

ICBMS                                                                                                                                                  Tel. : +33 (0)4 72 43 82 21 - Fax : +33 (0)4 72 43 88 96
                                                                                                                                                                 Campus LyonTech la Doua - INSA de Lyon
Institute of Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry and Biochemistry                                                                                                                  Bâtiment Jules Verne
UMR 5246                                                                                                                                            17 av. Jean Capelle, 69621 Villeurbanne cedex - France
       Partner establishments:
       University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, CPE
       Research body:

       VoCATIoN                                                                                      ACHIeVeMeNTS

       The ICBMS (Institute of Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry and Biochemistry) is           • Strong partnerships with industry (over 35 business partners
       part of two CNRS departments: the CHEMISTRY department and the SCIENCE OF LIVING                involved in our most recent or ongoing projects) in the fields
       ORGANISMS department.                                                                           of chemistry, pharmacy, agrochemistry and biotechnology.
                                                                                                       On average 8 patent applications filed each year.
       Created out of the merger on 1st January 2007 of the Biochemistry unit “Enzymes, Biolo-
                                                                                                     • Professor Marc Lemaire was awarded the 2007 Le Bel Prize by
       gical and Biomimetic Membranes» and the Chemistry unit «Synthesis Methodologies and
                                                                                                       the French Chemistry Society (jointly with Bernard Meunier).
       Bioactive Molecules», the institute focuses on innovation in the field of synthesis metho-
       dology in order to develop new molecular architectures, identify new bioactive molecules,
       and understand their mode of action.
       Its work covers three main themes:
                                                                                                     THe MAIN JoURNAlS IN WHICH THe lABoRAToRY pUBlISHeS
       • synthesis, methodology and catalysis,
                                                                                                     • Tetrahedron Letters
       • biomolecules: synthesis, properties and assemblies,                                         • Chemistry: A European journal
       • biological and biomimetic membranes, biocatalysis.                                          • European Journal of Organic Chemistry
                                                                                                     • Journal of Biological Chemistry
       The scientific fields covered include the dynamics of living organisms, the chemistry of      • Langmuir
       living organisms, synthetic chemistry, biotechnologies and nanosciences.
       ICBMS’s scientific work is based on strong partnerships with industry and numerous
       international collaborations (visiting overseas researchers, piloting or participating in
       European projects, other partnerships: USA, Canada, Australia, China, Japan, Israel,          KeY FIGUReS
       Madagascar, Vietnam).
                                                                                                     Average annual budget for 2008: 2.7me
                                                                                                     Consolidated budget including permanent salaries: 9.1me
                             AReAS oF ReSeARCH
                             • The synthesis strategy of complex functional structures and new
                               catalytic processes (enantioselectivity, biocatalysis).                                                               2009
                             • Clean chemistry issues: new reaction media, efficiency strategies,                   13                                  Teacher-Researchers: 39
                               renewable resources.                                                                                   39
                                                                                                                                                        Permanent Researchers: 19
                             • Molecules in living organisms: carbohydrates, peptides, nucleic                                                          Administrative staff: 11
                               acids, lipids.                                                       51                                      19          Technical staff: 13
                             • Studying and assessing the biological properties of complex mole-                                                        Masters students: 23
                               cular assemblies.                                                                                                        PhD students: 51
                             • Studying the organisation and dynamics of biological membranes.                    23          13                        Post-doctoral students: 13

                             • The development of new tools and specific detection methods for
                               diagnosis (biosensors, biochips, microfluidic systems).

                             eXpeRIMeNTAl ReSoURCeS
                             • Equipment: Instrumented reactors, infrared and UV-visible
                               spectrometers, polarimeter, lyophilizer, ultracentrifuge
                             • Platforms: Chemical library, Langmuir balance, mass spectrometry
                                                                                                                                                                              Laboratory Director: Nicole COTTE-PATTAT

MAP                                                                                                                                                                      Tel. : +33 (0)4 72 43 15 53 - Fax : +33 (0)4 72 43 15 84
                                                                                                                                                               Campus LyonTech la Doua - Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
Microbiology, Adaptation & Pathogenesis                                                                                                                                                                  Bat. André Lwoff
UMR 5240                                                                                                                                                                 10 rue Dubois, 69622 Villeurbanne cedex - France
       Partner establishment:
       University Claude Bernard Lyon 1
       Research body:
       Corporate partner:
       Bayer CropScience

       VoCATIoN                                                                                                      eXpeRIMeNTAl ReSoURCeS

       The aim of this unit is to understand the adaptation processes of micro-organisms from                        • Equipment:
       the molecular level through to integration into the cellular context of interactions with the                 Equipment for microbiology and molecular biology
       environment and other organisms.                                                                              • Platforms:
                                                                                                                     1- Extraction of Biomolecules
       The adaptation phenomenon involves mechanisms which make it possible to optimise the
       use of the surrounding environment for microbial development and the micro-organisms’                         2- Proteomics
       resistance to hostile conditions in this environment. Pathogenesis is considered to be                        • Others:
       a specific example of adaptation in a living organism (plants, amoeba, insects, human                         P2 Containment laboratory
       beings). A variety of micro-organisms are used as study models: bacteria, yeast and funghi.
       The parameters considered are biochemical or physical-chemical (signal molecules,
       stress, metals, contact with surfaces etc.) and, in the case of pathogenic micro-orga-
       nisms, all conditions affecting interaction with the biological partner.                                      ACHIeVeMeNTS
       The technology developed involves genetics, molecular biology, and comprehensive                              • Revelation that a plant pathogen can also be an insect pathogen,
       genomic or proteomic approaches which go so far as to include mathematical modelling.                           identification of a new compartmentalization pathway for pro-
       These studies aim to integrate the different stages of adaptive response: signal percep-                        teins and modelling of a regulation network for the early stages
       tion, transmission, gene expression regulation and cellular metabolic adjustment.                               of bacterial infection.
                                                                                                                     • Understanding a nickel/cobalt membrane efflux system.
                                                                                                                     • Confirmation of a surface sensing model between bacteria and
                                                                                                                       the colonised surface.
                              AReAS oF ReSeARCH
                              • Virulence factors of plant pathogenic bacteria.
                              • The architecture and dynamics of gene regulation networks.                           THe MAIN JoURNAlS IN WHICH THe lABoRAToRY pUBlISHeS
                              • Bacteria and metals: metabolism, homeostasis and resistance.
                                                                                                                     • Molecular Microbiology
                              • Biofilms, microbial contamination of materials.                                      • Journal of Bacteriology
                              • Mechanisms of virulence and multidrug resistance in legionella.                      • Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions
                              • Molecular genetics of yeasts.                                                        • Plant Physiology
                                                                                                                     • FEMS Yeast Research
                              • Functional genomics of plant pathogenic funghi.

                                                                                                                     KeY FIGUReS
                                                                                                                     Average annual budget: 750ke

                                                                                                                                                                                  Teacher-Researchers: 21
                                                                                                                                        4                                         Permanent Researchers 10
                                                                                                                          10                         21
                                                                                                                                                                                  Administrative staff: 3

                                                                                                                     8                                                            Technical staff: 19
                                                                                                                                                                                  Masters students: 8
                                                                                                                                                                                  PhD students: 10
                                                                                                                                                          10                      Post-doctoral students: 4
                                                                                                                                 19              3

                                          Photograph using transmission electronic microscopy of mutant tolB cells
                                                       in the plant pathogen Erwinia chrysanthemi.
                                                                                                                                                                     INSA Site Laboratory Director: Michel LAGARDE

RMND                                                                                                                                                                Tel. : +33 (0)4 72 43 82 40 - Fax : +33 (0)4 72 43 85 24
                                                                                                                                                                              Campus LyonTech la Doua - INSA de Lyon
Metabolic Regulation, Nutrition and Diabetes                                                                                                                                                     Bâtiment Louis Pasteur
                                                                                                                                                                 11 av. Jean Capelle, 69621 Villeurbanne cedex - France
       Partner establishment:
       University Claude Bernard Lyon 1
       Research body:
       Additional partner:
       Hospices Civils de Lyon

       Nutrition-related pathologies (type 2 diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome) are
       increasingly common and are considered to be a major public health issue. A certain
       number of researchers working on this field in Lyon have grouped together to create a
       clear structure with a sufficient critical mass and a research dynamic which combines
       cognitive and applied research with clinical research.
       This has resulted in the creation of the RMND (Metabolic Regulation, Nutrition and
       Diabetes) UMR (Mixed Research Unit), with 80 people divided into two complementary
       teams of comparable size who work in close collaboration.
       This UMR is equipped with two methodological and experimental platforms: The CRNH-RA
       (Centre for Research into Human Nutrition - Rhône Alpes) and the IMBL (Multi-Disciplinary
       Institute of Lipid Biochemistry) situated on the INSA Lyon campus. The IMBL is part of the          ACHIeVeMeNTS
       UMR 870 and one of the three components which make up LISA (Lipids for Industry and
                                                                                                           • Characterisation in vivo in humans of the bimodal effect (antioxi-
       Health) which received the Carnot Institute label in 2007.
                                                                                                             dant and pro-oxidant) of a marine fatty acid (omega 3) (Atheros-
       The key scientific objectives are:                                                                    clerosis, Brit J Nutr, Faseb J.).
       - to understand the mechanisms of insulin resistance and diabetes                                   • Perfection of a lipid fatty acid vector with neurobiological potential
       - to define the role of lipids and lipoproteins in the vascular complications of diabetes             (PCT patent application underway); biological effects and meta-
                                                                                                             bolism (multi-partner research agency “Neuroprotect”).
       - to propose nutrients, in particular lipid nutrients, which can prevent and/or treat these
                                                                                                           • Demonstration of the role of oxidant stress in mitochondrial ano-
         complications (bioengineering).
                                                                                                             malies involved in the development of insulin-resistance and type
                                                                                                             2 diabetes (J. Clin. Invest. 2008)

                              AReAS oF ReSeARCH                                                            THe MAIN JoURNAlS IN WHICH THe lABoRAToRY pUBlISHeS
                              • The action mechanism of insulin and the molecular causes of insu-          • Diabetes
                                lin resistance in type 2 diabetes.                                         • Free Radic. Biol. Med.
                              • Lipid signalling and the metabolism of lipids and lipoproteins in the      • J. Biol. Chem.
                                context of vascular complications of diabetes.                             • J. Clin. Invest.
                                                                                                           • J. Lipid Res.
                              • The process of adaptation to changes in the nutritional environ-
                                ment in situations of overnutrition or undernutrition.
                              • Role and metabolism of adipose tissue and skeletal muscle in
                                insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.                                    KeY FIGUReS
                              • Protection of pancreatic ß cell functions in diabetes patients.
                                                                                                           Average annual budget: 1.2ke
                              • Health impact (oxidant stress, vascular complications and inflam-
                                mation) for fatty acids of nutritional interest and their dietary intake

                                                                                                                                                                         Teacher-Researchers: 17
                                                                                                                 11                                 17                   Permanent Researchers 15
                                                                                                                                                                         Administrative staff: 3
                              eXpeRIMeNTAl ReSoURCeS
                                                                                                                                                                         Technical staff: 18
                                                                                                             6                                            15
                              • Equipment: Animal house                                                                                                                  Masters students: 6
                              • Platforms:                                                                                                                               PhD students: 11
                                                                                                                                                                         Post-doctoral students: 8
                              RIO lipidomics Platform (physico-chemical analyses)
                                                                                                                            18               3
                              Genomics technical support centre (DNA chips)

       EVS (ITUS)
                                                                                                                                                                                           INSA Site Laboratory Director: Bruno ALLARD

AMPERE                                                                                                                                                                           Tel. : +33 (0)4 72 43 82 38 / 81 98 - Fax : +33 (0)4 72 43 85 30
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Campus LyonTech la Doua - INSA de Lyon
Electrical Engineering, Electromagnetism, Automatic Control, Environmental Microbiology and Applications                                                                                       Bâtiments Saint Exupéry et Léonard de Vinci
UMR 5005                                                                                                                                                                      25 et 21 av. Jean Capelle, 69621 Villeurbanne cedex - France
       Partner establishments:
       Ecole Centrale de Lyon,
       University Claude Bernard Lyon 1
       Research body:

       The general focus of the laboratory’s research is the rational management and use of
       energy in systems in relation to their environment.
       The research carried out at Ampère covers a wide scope:                                                                                                                                                 Chopping voltage converter
                                                                                                                                                                                                          for communicating systems-on-chip
       • fields ranging from Automatic Control to Electrical Engineering, via Electromagnetism
         and Environmental Microbiology,
       • devices ranging from integrated power modules to energy systems,
       • phenomena studied with frequencies ranging from static to high frequency (GHz),
       • sectors of application ranging from transport to energy systems, via environmental                               Electro-pneumatic and electro-hydraulic test benches
         applications and bioengineering.

                                                                                                               • Voltage inverter at 300°C: Three-phase voltage inverter capable
                                                                                                                 of operating in high temperature conditions (aeronautics, rail,
                                                                                                               • BirthSIM: Birth simulator for the safe acquisition of obstetrical
                                                                                                               • Fractal model of sliding discharge: Existence of a close rela-
                                                                                                                 tionship between the fractal dimension and the geometric and
                                                                                                                 physical properties of the interface components.
                                                                                                               • Numerical dosimetry at low and medium frequencies: Evalua-
          High ambient temperature chamber for system        Silicon carbide component and passive component     tion by calculation of electromagnetic quantities (currents, fields,
          characterisation (300°C / 600°C)                   associated for high temperatures.                   energy etc.) induced in the human body.

                                    AReAS oF ReSeARCH                                                          THe MAIN JoURNAlS IN WHICH THe lABoRAToRY pUBlISHeS
                                    • Silicon carbide power integration                                        • IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
                                    • Mechatronics and embedded systems                                        • IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
                                                                                                               • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
                                    • Energy management
                                                                                                               • IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
                                    • Pressurised fluid systems and medical robotics                           • Applied Environmental Microbiology
                                    • Generic modelling methods and tools
                                    • Materials in electrical systems
                                    • Electromagnetism and living organisms                                    KeY FIGUReS
                                    • Microbiology and the environment
                                                                                                               Average annual budget: 7,400Ke
                                                                                                               60 RICL
                                                                                                               100 CICL
                                                                                                               2 patents
                                    eXpeRIMeNTAl ReSoURCeS
                                                                                                                                                                                             Teacher-Researchers: 50
                                    • Benches for the characterisation of power modules                                              13
                                                                                                                                                               50                            Permanent Researchers: 9
                                    • Fluid Power test centre                                                                                                                                Administrative staff: 7
                                    • 45 kW diagnostic platform for electrical systems                          70                                                                           Technical staff: 10
                                    • Centre for the characterisation and reliability of passive components                                                                                  Masters students: 25
                                                                                                                                                                                             PhD students: 70
                                    • Electromagnetic compatibility test centre
                                                                                                                                                                          9                  Post-doctoral students: 13
                                    • High voltage test centre                                                                                                       7
                                    • Environmental microbiology platform
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Laboratory Director: Dany ESCUDIÉ

CETHIL                                                                                                                                                                             Tel. : +33 (0)4 72 43 88 10 - Fax : +33 (0)4 72 43 88 11
                                                                                                                                                                                              Campus LyonTech la Doua - INSA de Lyon
Lyon Centre of Thermal Science                                                                                                                                                                                    Bâtiment Sadi Carnot
UMR 5008                                                                                                                                                                       9 rue de la Physique, 69621 Villeurbanne cedex - France
       Partner establishment:
       University Claude Bernard Lyon 1
       Research body:                                                                                                                                                                     Visualisation of boiling on a heated wall (simulating
       CNRS                                                                                                                                                                               an engine cylinder head) in the presence of imposed
                                                                                                                                                                                          shear flow.

                                                                                                                                                                                          The deformation of bubbles or their separation into
                                                                                                                                                                                          smaller bubbles creates flows whith thermal characte-
                                                                                                                                                                                          ristics that are still to be determined.
       The research carried out by the laboratory covers a variety of thermics and energetics fields.
       It is one of the only laboratories in France, and indeed in the world, capable of continuously                     OFFICIAL PARTNERSHIPS - DISTINCTIONS
       treating a wide range of length and temperature scales from nanostructures to buildings, and
       from ice slurry to combustion. Numerous sectors of application such as industry, transport,                        • In 2005 a joint CETHIL - EDF R and D laboratory was inaugurated. This laboratory combines
       construction and electronics require extensive scientific knowledge of thermics. The CETHIL                          the partners’ efforts in the field of “High Energy Efficiency Buildings”.
       therefore tries to find a balance between its experimental, theoretical and numerical activities                   • 2007, appointment of a CETIAT-CNRS Associate Research Director, Ahmed Bensafi.
       in order to:                                                                                                       • In 2005, the work of Séverine Gomès (CNRS Researcher working at CETHIL) in the field of
       • understand thermal exchanges: convection, conduction, radiation, phase change                                      thermal local probe microscopy was awarded a bronze medal by the CNRS.
                                                                                                                          • In 2007, Isil Ayranci, PhD student, was awarded the Young Scientists’ Award in Radiative
       • control thermal exchanges to ensure effective use: Cold production, cooling of electronic                          Transfer by the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (Elsevier).
         components, engine combustion, superinsulating materials, thermal control of photovoltaic
                                                                                                                          • In 2007, Frédéric André, CNRS Researcher, was awarded an honorable mention to the
         cells, high energy efficiency buildings etc.
                                                                                                                            Young Scientists’ Award in Radiative Transfer by the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy
       • characterise the thermal behaviour of materials using inverse methods, AFM, innovative                             and Radiative Transfer.
         optical diagnostics etc. ,                                                                                       • In 2007, the Lewis. F. Moody Award 2008 was awarded to M’hamed Boutaous, Associate
       • predict heat transfers, by developing Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS), Large Eddy                               Professor, for his conference paper entitled: “Heat Transfer and Air Diffusion Phenome-
         Simulation (LES), Molecular Dynamics.                                                                              na in a Bed of Polymer Powder Using Apparent Heat Capacity Method: Application to the
                                                                                                                            Rotational Molding Process”. This prize for the most outstanding original papers dealing
                                                                                                                            with the practice of fluids engineering was shared with E. Perrot, A. Maazouz, P. Bourgin et
                                                                                                                            P. Chantrenne, for their work on heat transfers in polymer powders.
                                                                                                                          • In 2008, Rémi Revellin, Associate Professor, was awarded the 2008 EUROTHERM Young
                                                                                                                            Scientist prize which is given in recognition of the excellence of a thesis presented in Europe
                                                                                                                            in the field of thermal sciences.
                                                                                                                          • In 2008, Best Paper Award for 2008, the prize for the best article published in the journal
                                                                                                                            « Building Simulation » was awarded to Monika Woloszyn, Associate Professor , for her
        Visualisation of flow resulting                                                                                     work entitled “Tools for performance simulation of heat, air and moisture conditions of
         from the impact of a blast of
        cold air on a heated surface.
                                                                                                                            whole buildings” carried out within the framework of an International Energy Agency
            The periodic detachment                                                                                         project, co-coordinated by the CETHIL.
               of vortices affects heat                                                                                   • In 2009, Patrick Dupeyrat, PhD student under joint supervision with the Fraunhofer ISE
               exchanges in the wall.
                                                                                                                            (Institut für Solare Energie Systeme) in Freiburg, received the prize for the Best Poster at
                                                                                                                            the 18th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference in Calcutta (India)
                                                                                                                            which is one of the three largest international conferences on photovoltaics.

                                          AReAS oF ReSeARCH                                                               THe MAIN JoURNAlS IN WHICH THe lABoRAToRY pUBlISHeS

                                          • Micro and Nanothermics                                                        • International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
                                          • Transfers with Phase Change and in Systems                                    • International Journal of Thermal Sciences
                                          • Thermo-Physical and Radiative Properties                                      • Building and Environment
                                          • Transfers in Fluids                                                           • International Journal of Refrigeration
                                          • Solar System Energetics                                                       • Combustion and Flame
                                          • Thermics and Aeraulics in Construction

                                                                                                                          KeY FIGUReS
                                          eXpeRIMeNTAl ReSoURCeS                                                          Consolidated annual budget 2009: 5me
                                          • Numerous resources in optical metrology for thermics: PIV, LIF,
                                            tunable laser and spectrometer, rapid and IR imaging, confocal
                                            microscope, sunlight simulator, flameless combustion burner etc.                                                                              Teacher-Researchers: 34
                                                                                                                                                                                          CNRS Researchers: 7
                                          • Thermal atomic force microscope with local probe: to measure
                                            temperature fields on the submicronic scale                                                     5                                             Administrative staff: 5.5
                                                                                                                                 6     3                   34                             Technical staff: 10
                                          • MINIBAT cell: Full-scale test cell to analyse the diffusion of air and
                                            humidity in residential premises under controlled external thermal                                                                            Masters students: 12
                                            conditions.                                                              36                                                                   PhD students: 36
                                                                                                                                                                                          Post-doctoral students: 6
                                                                                                                                                                7                         Teacher-Researchers on temporary contracts: 3
                                                                                                                                                    10    5,5
                                                                                                                                           12                                             Temporary staff: 5
                                                                                                                                                                   INSA Site Laboratory Director: Jean-Yves TOUSSAINT

EVS (ITUS)                                                                                                                                                               Tel. : +33 (0)4 72 43 84 71 - Fax : +33 (0)4 72 43 87 96
                                                                                                                                                                                    Campus LyonTech la Doua - INSA de Lyon
Environment City Society                                                                                                                                                                         Bâtiment Eugène Freyssinet
UMR 5600                                                                                                                                                                 8 rue des Sports, 69621 Villeurbanne cedex - France
       Partner establishments:
       University Jean-Moulin Lyon 3,
       École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’État,
       École Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines,                                                 The INSA unit ITUS (Engineering, Techniques, Urbanisation and Society)
       University Lumière Lyon 2,                                                                             was born out of the merger of two teams within INSA specialised in
       University Jean-Monnet Saint-Étienne                                                                   humanities and social sciences: ”Environments & Urban systems” and
       Research body:                                                                                         “STOICA”.
       CNRS                                                                                                   Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, ITUS aims to tackle technical
                                                                                                              issues based on the hypothesis that anthropogenic activity, because it
                                                                                                              makes the existence of technical objects possible, defines man’s rela-
                                                                                                              tionship with the world. The team’s research therefore aims to question
                                                                                                              anthropogenic activity by studying how technical objects are produced
                                                                                                              and the rationalities at work, and in doing so, to question the concept
                                                                                                              of technique resulting from the modalities of existence of technical
                                                                                                              objects and their integration into a social and technical environment. As
                                                                                                              one form of anthropogenic activity, urban planning is one of the main fields          The spatial and technical systems which
                                                                                                              of research.                                                                          make up the street in an urban environ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ment (source: JY. Toussaint, 2003 cours
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gambetta, carrefour rue André Philip, Lyon)
                                                                                                              Our researchers work on three key themes:
                                                                                                              • “Engineering” looking at the technical as an anthropogenic mode of
                                                                                                              • “Urban spatial and technical systems” concerning the use of objects
                                                                                                                in social and urban activities;
                                                                                                              • “Technology” based on the possibility of a science of technique which
                                                                                                                questions the modes of rationality involved in athropogenic action and
                                                                                                                by the same token, the status of the technical object.
   UMR 5600 “Environment City Society” is a laboratory which studies the means by which highly urba-
                                                                                                              eXpeRIMeNTAl ReSoURCeS
   nised modern societies constitute and institute their environments (planning and sometimes layout
   of a given environment, adapted to anthropogenic activities). Its research focuses on water, nature in     • Platforms:
   cities, risks, the city, the technical and espistemology.                                                  - Observation and Measurement of Current and Ancient Environments
   UMR 5600 includes three technical platforms: One specialised in the observation and measurement            - Imaging and Geographical Information Systems
   of current and ancient environments (OMEAA), a second specialised in imaging and geographic infor-         - Survey, Documentation, Valorisation, monitoring scientific development
   mation systems (ISIG) and a third specialised in surveys, documentation, valorisation and monitoring
   scientific development (ED2VS).
   With a staff of 78 teacher-researchers, engineers and technicians, there are also over 100 PhD stu-
   dents supervised within the laboratory.                                                                    • CNRS Silver Medal (Jean-Paul Bravard, 2004)
   At the CNRS, UMR 5600 is attached to the InEE (the Institute of Ecology and Environment) and has           • CNRS Bronze Medal (Hervé Piégay, 1998) for the INSA conference:
   strong links with the InSHS (Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences). Its researchers work ei-          “Les controverses Technologiques de l’INSA” (Lyon, 8th November 2007)
   ther in CNRS section 39 “Spaces, Territories and Societies” or 31 “Man and Environments: Evolution,
   Interactions” and the teacher-researchers in sections 23 “Physical, Human, Economic and Regional
   Geography” and 24 “Space and Urban Planning” of the National Council of Universities.                      THe MAIN JoURNAlS IN WHICH THe lABoRAToRY pUBlISHeS
   - Multi-establishment, it federates the laboratories of six establishments around the CNRS: three          Les Annales de la recherche urbaine
     universities (Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Lumière Lyon 2, Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne) and three grandes           Computers and Geosciences
     écoles (École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’État, École Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences      Espaces et Société
     Humaines, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon).                                            Environnement Risque Société
   - Multi-disciplinary, it brings together geographers, developers, urban planners, sociologists, philoso-   Water Resources Research
     phers, historians, political scientists, archeologists and economists.
                                                                                                              KeY FIGUReS
                           AReAS oF ReSeARCH                                                                  Average annual consolidated budget (2008):
                                                                                                              4,103,565 e
                           • nature and society: the constitution of environments;
                           • actions, regulations and organisations: the construction of environments;
                           • techniques and user-friendliness: the production of environments.
                           Approaches:                                                                                                  1
                           • epistemology and heuristics;                                                                                                                     Teacher-Researchers: 59
                           • space, time and systems;                                                                                                                         Researchers: 6
                           • techniques and engineering.                                                        102                                                           Engineers, Technicians and Administrative Staff: 13
                                                                                                                                                                              PhD students: 102
                           Scientific input:
                           • territory and environmental sciences;                                                                                        6                   Post-doctoral students: 1
                           • engineering and urban sciences;
                           • human and social sciences.
                                                                                                                                                                      Laboratory Director: Bernard CHOCAT

LGCIE                                                                                                                                                      Tel. : +33 (0)4 72 43 81 89 - Fax : +33 (0)4 72 43 85 21
                                                                                                                                                                      Campus LyonTech la Doua - INSA de Lyon
Laboratory of Civil and Environmental Engineering                                                                                                                                         Bâtiment JCA Coulomb
EA 4126                                                                                                                                                     34 av. des Arts, 69 621 Villeurbanne Cedex - France
       Partner establishment:
       University Claude Bernard Lyon 1

       The aim of the LGCIE is to combine research in Civil Engineering with research in
       Chemistry and Process Engineering to improve how environmental issues are taken into
       account in urban planning and the management of the built environment.
       LGCIE aims to develop research within the framework of environmental engineering
       i.e. resulting from the environmental issues raised by society and which aims to provide
       concrete, rapidly operational solutions.
       Its activity mainly involves the design and management of civil engineering structures
       on the one hand, and on the other, the control of severe or chronic environmental risks
       (the effects of pollutants), in particular in water and soil environments. The fields studied
       • natural random variables and the impact of anthropogenic activity ( ground movements,
         climatic extremes, pollution),                                                                ACHIeVeMeNTS

       • vulnerabilities (civil engineering structures, soils and hydrosystems),                       • Creation and organisation every three years in Lyon of the
                                                                                                         NOVATECH conference (international conference on technologies
       • the development of curative and preventive actions in environments (remediation,                and sustainable strategies for the managment of urban storm-
         alternative management and development solutions), materials (valorisation), structures         water).
         (design and construction of less vulnerable structures, rehabilitation, repair) and systems
         (discharge and discharge environment treatment processes, matter/energy management            • Framework agreement with Suez Environnement setting out a
         processes, environmental analysis, coupling and interactions under complex loading).            priviliged partnership between the LGCIE and the group’s com-
                                                                                                         panies, in particular in the field of urban water and waste mana-

                              AReAS oF ReSeARCH                                                        THe MAIN JoURNAlS IN WHICH THe lABoRAToRY pUBlISHeS

                              • Urban and industrial pollutants emissions and transfers                • Water Sciences and Technology
                                                                                                       • Journal of Hazardous Material
                              • Coupling and interactions between geomaterials and infrastruc-
                                                                                                       • Cement and Concrete Research
                                                                                                       • Journal of Earthquake Engineering
                              • Performance engineering of multi-materials and structures              • Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

                                                                                                       KeY FIGUReS
                              eXpeRIMeNTAl ReSoURCeS
                                                                                                       Average annual budget: 1.8me
                              • Mechanical test bench                                                  Consolidated budget: 5me
                              • Chemical analysis laboratory
                              • EEDEMS platform
                              • OTHU (Urban Hydrology Field Observatory)
                                                                                                                    50               46
                                                                                                                                                             Teacher-Researchers: 46
                              • Shared Platform CSDU (Ultimate Waste Storage Centre)
                                                                                                                                                             Administrative staff: 5
                                                                                                                                                             Technical staff: 19
                                                                                                                                                             Masters students: 34
                                                                                                                                                             PhD students: 50
                                                                                                                      34             19

                                                                                                                                                              Laboratory Director: Jean-François GERARD

IMP                                                                                                                                                       Tel. : +33 (0)4 72 43 60 04 - Fax : +33 (0)4 72 43 85 27
                                                                                                                                                                     Campus LyonTech la Doua - INSA de Lyon
Polymer Materials Engineering                                                                                                                                                             Bâtiment Jules Verne
UMR 5223                                                                                                                                               21 av. Jean Capelle, 69 621 Villeurbanne Cedex - France
      Partner establishments:
      University Claude Bernard Lyon 1
      University of Saint-Etienne
      Research body:

      The IMP Laboratory aims to develop and combine knowledge and skills from the fields
      of Chemistry, Physics, Processes and more broadly speaking Polymer and Materials
      Science, in order to develop innovative multi- and cross-disciplinary approaches for both
      fundamental research and projects carried out in collaboration with businesses.
      By applying original and diverse methods and concepts, as well as experimental and theo-
      retical aspects, a comprehensive research approach has been developed for the field of
      chemistry and the formulation of synthetic and natural polymers, the rheology of poly-
      mers in relation to their structure and processing and moulding processes (including by
      integrating simulation approaches), the study of the physical behaviour of structural and
      functional polymer materials, and research carried out at the interface with life sciences.
      This unique framework makes it possible to develop cross-disciplinary projects invol-
      ving a variety of fields: Chemistry and the Formulation of Biosourced Polymers (Green
      Chemistry and Chemistry for Sustainable Development), Polymer & Process
      Chemistry, Functional and Polymer Chemistry, Processing & Characterisation of
      Organic/Organic and Organic/Inorganic Nanomaterials & Organised systems,
      Materials and Process Coupling – Defectology, Mobilities-Interactions & Functions,
      Polymer Surfaces and Coatings, Decoy Materials in Biological Environments, Polymers
      for Infectology Imaging (Bioengineering).                                                     • Implementation of pilot-reactors for the synthesis and formula-
      A member of numerous research networks of French and international academic labora-             tion of polymers (condensation polymers: polyesters, polyamides)
      tories, and closely linked to businesses within the framework of a number of collaborative      in collaboration with the companies TERGAL, ARKEMA and RHO-
      projects (ANR (French National Research Agency), Competitiveness Clusters etc.) the             DIA with support from OSEAO-ANVAR and the ANR – Conception
      research unit pursues innovation through excellence. It also plays a role in training its       polymers synthetised from biomass monomers.
      younger researchers through research by involving them in industrial programmes and           • Setting up of a research and development platform for paints and
      international scientific networks (IMP holds the vice-presidency of the European Center         coatings on the INSA site at Oyonnax (Project Coating Xpert with
      for Nanostructured Polymers). Furthermore the IMP makes up a significant part of the            support from the Rhône-Alpes region and a consortium of indus-
      ICL (Lyon Chemistry Institute) Polymers Department.                                             trial companies).
      The laboratory has three research sites on the campuses of INSA Lyon, University Claude
      Bernard Lyon 1 and the University Jean Monnet St Etienne, as well as the Joliot Curie
                                                                                                    THe MAIN JoURNAlS IN WHICH THe lABoRAToRY pUBlISHeS
      project centre at ENS Lyon for the Chemistry interface of Polymers-Physics-Biology and
      the INSA Lyon Plastics Conversion site at Oyonnax.                                            • Macromolecules
                                                                                                    • Journal Polymer Science (Part A & B)
                                                                                                    • Polymer
                                                                                                    • J. Colloids and Interface Science
                                                                                                    • Biomacromolecules
                            AReAS oF ReSeARCH
                            • The chemistry of synthetic and natural polymers
                                                                                                    KeY FIGUReS
                            • The structure & rheology of polymers – Processes & simulation
                            • The physical properties of polymers – functional polymers -           Average annual budget: > 3.5me
                              Mechanics, Behaviour, Electric & Dielectric materials, Optics,
                              Surfaces and Interfaces, Membranes-Transport                                            20              43                         Teacher-Researchers: 43
                                                                                                                                                                 Permanent Researchers 11
                            • Polymers at the interface with life sciences - Bioengineering
                                                                                                                                                  11             Administrative staff: 7
                                                                                                      90                                                         Technical staff: 17
                                                                                                                                                                 Masters students: Approx. 30
                            eXpeRIMeNTAl ReSoURCeS                                                                                                               PhD students: 90
                            Equipment platforms:                                                                                30                               Post-doctoral students: Approx. 20

                            • Synthesis and Formulation of Polymers (ICL Platform)
                            • Processing and Moulding Processes
                            • Physical Characterisation of Polymers and Multimaterials
                            • Modelling and Simulation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Laboratory Director: Joël COURBON

MATEIS                                                                                                                                                                                        Tel. : +33 (0)4 72 43 82 99 - Fax : +33 (0)4 72 43 85 28
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Campus LyonTech la Doua - INSA de Lyon
Materials: Engineering and Science                                                                                                                                                                                           Bâtiment Blaise Pascal
UMR 5510                                                                                                                                                                                    7 av. Jean Capelle, 69 621 Villeurbanne Cedex - France
       Partner establishment:
       University Claude Bernard Lyon 1
       Research body:

       VoCATIoN                                                                                                                                                                         An example of the observation of core-shell gold-silica nano-particles
                                                                                                                                                                                        suspended in water using an ESEM (core 5mm in diameter, highly shiny due
                                                                                                                                                                                        to the high atomic number of gold). The use of a thin object and the confi-
       MATEIS studies four classes of materials: Metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, for                                                                                            guration of the optical system makes it possible to attain high resolutions.
       structural and possibly functional applications. It optimises performance (mechanical                                                                                            Furthermore, the transmission mode provides volume information.
       resistance, corrosion etc.) of existing materials or tries to create new materials with the                                                                                      Finally the efficiency of the electron/matter interaction (related to the low ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                        celeration voltage that is characteristic of SEM) and effectiveness in detecting
       aim of downweighting structures and within the context of sustainable development.                                                                                               (related to the large collection angles of low voltage STEM in annular dark
                                                                                                                                                                                        field mode) electrons diffused through a thin liquid film which results in high
       Advances in our understanding of materials require improved understanding of:                                                                                                    contrasts and thicknesses traversed which can reach several µm.
       - the relationships between processing parameters and microstructure (defects on the
         atomic or molecular scale, crystalline and amorphous phase arrangement, defects                                                                                                References:
         related to processing: Microcavities, decohesion etc.);                                                                                                                        A. Bogner et al., Ultramicroscopy 104 (2005) 290-301
                                                                                                                                                                                        A. Bogner et al., Micron 38 (2007) 290-401
       - the relationships between microstructure and macroscopic behaviour measured using                                                                                              M. do Amaral et al., Macromolecular Rapid Com. 26 (2005) 365-368
                                                                                                                                                                                        A. Bogner et al., Journal of Colloid and Polymer Science
         diverse techniques (mechanical, electrochemical, calorimetric, dielectric, acoustic etc.);                                                                                     (2008, on line first)
       - the evolution of these microstructures in use (phase transitions, corrosion, damage etc.).
       These studies are notably based on quantitative characterisations on a very small scale
       (nano or micrometric) or which makes it possible to carry out in situ testing and use non-
       destructive testing techniques.                                                                                                ACHIeVeMeNTS
                                                                                                                                      • Development, in liaison with ESRF Grenoble,
                                                                                                                                        the Risoe National Laboratory (Denmark) and
                             AReAS oF ReSeARCH                                                                                          the University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
                                                                                                                                        of a mode of contrast imaging using Bragg,
                             • Processing of ceramics and polymers                                                                      which can visualise the three-dimensional form
                             • Quantitative microstructural characterisation                                                            and crystal orientation of grains at the heart of
                             • Relationships between microstructures / properties
                                                                                                                                      • MATEIS is home to the second Spark Plasma
                             • Degradation of materials under mechanical and/or environmental
                                                                                                                                        Sintering (SPS) system in France after the
                                                                                                                                        installation in Toulouse, operational since mid-2007. This enables
                             • Durability and non-destructive testing                                                                   us to produce large parts (80 mm diameter, 100 mm height)
                             • Materials for biomedical applications                                                                    significantly more quickly than by using traditional sintering
                                                                                                                                        techniques. We are currently perfecting the production of trans-
                                                                                                                                        parent nanostructured ceramics.
                             eXpeRIMeNTAl ReSoURCeS                                                                                   • Wet-STEM imaging mode on an Environmental Scanning Electron
                                                                                                                                        Microscope (ESEM). This makes it possible to observe nano-
                             • Processing from powders using Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS)                                               objects suspended in a liquid matrix and produces mass-thic-
                             • Structural characterisation: Electronic microscopy (CLYM                                                 kness type contrasts.
                               platform), X-ray (diffraction diffusion, tomography), acoustic
                             • Specific mechanical tests (mechanical spectrometry, Gleeble
                                                                                                                                      KeY FIGUReS
                                                                                                                                      Average annual budget: 2me

                                                                                                                                                         14                                            Teacher-Researchers: 45
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Permanent Researchers 6
                                                 3D reconstruction of an aluminium polycrystal: The different colours represent the                                                                    Administrative staff: 8
                                                 grain mapping.                                                                         59                                                             Technical staff: 16
                                                 Source: collaboration ESRF, Univ. Manchester, Risö nat. Lab. Article :
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Masters students: 11
                                                 X-ray diffraction contrast tomography: a novel technique for three-dimensional
                                                 grain mapping of polycrystals. II.                                                                                                 6                  PhD students: 59
                                                 The combined case. Greg Johnson, Andrew King, Marcelo Goncalves Honnicke,
                                                                                                                                                              11      16                               Post-doctoral students: 14
                                                 J. Marrow and Wolfgang Ludwig, J. Appl. Cryst. (2008) 41, 310–318.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Laboratory Director: Alain COMBESCURE

LAMCOS                                                                                                                                                                                   Tel. : +33 (0)4 72 43 64 26 - Fax : +33 (0)4 78 89 09 80
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Campus LyonTech la Doua - INSA de Lyon
Contacts and Structural Mechanics Laboratory                                                                                                                                                           Bâtiment Jean d’Alembert (1er étage)
UMR 5259                                                                                                                                                                           18/20 rue des Sciences, 69621 Villeurbanne cedex - France
           Research body:

           The laboratory’s scientific objective is to carry out research into the control and tes-
           ting of the behaviour of systems and mechanical structures, taking into account their
           interfaces. Extreme loading has been a key development in the context of this research.
           The operating regimes studied are both static and dynamic and the approach is based
           on the development of numerical models and specific experimental resources to help
           understand and control:                                                                                  Confrontation of particle numerical calculation                                                Simulation of the impact between
                                                                                                                    methods and tribology                                                                          a bird and an aircraft turbine blade
           - the processes governing the damage, friction and wear of mechanical components and
             their interfaces under severe and complex loading.
           - the dynamic performance of mechanical components and systems.
           - the testing of dynamic responses in complex mechanical systems.                                  ACHIeVeMeNTS
                                                                                                              Caculation codes (ROTORINSA; ELFE3D (XFEM); GEAR; LMGC 90)

                                                                                                              CONFERENCES ORGANISED BY THE LABORATORY
Calculation-test confrontation                                                                                • ESAFORM 2008
on the behaviour of helicopter gears
                                                                                                              • Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology held in Lyon every other
                                                                                                                year for the last 30 years.
                                                                                                              • Journée Dynamique des Machines tournantes 2007
                                                                                                              • Journées transmissions mécaniques 2007
                                                                                                              • IUTAM Seminar on Modelisation of moving discontinuities
                                       AReAS oF ReSeARCH                                                        (September 2006)
                                       • Predicting and testing the dynamic behaviour of rotating machines,
                                         structures and systems.
                                       • Forming and integrity of structures under extreme loading, to
                                         provide industrial companies with tools capable of simulating a      • Alain Combescure was elected Fellow of the IACM (International
                                         component or system’s service life from production to destruction.     Association of Computational Mechanics) 2008
                                       • Functional analysis of non-lubricated and lubricated contacts and    • Benyebka Bou-Saïd was elected Fellow of the ASME (American
                                         the analysis of behavioural interactions between contacts and          Society for Mechanical Engineering) 2008
                                         mechanical systems.                                                  • Julien Réthoré received the AUM and CSMA 2006 thesis prize
                                       • Response of bodies in contact and their interfaces to tribological
                                       • Contact and impact biomechanics                                      THe MAIN JoURNAlS IN WHICH THe lABoRAToRY pUBlISHeS
                                                                                                              • International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering
                                                                                                              • International Journal of Solids and Structures
                                                                                                              • ASME Journals
                                       eXpeRIMeNTAl ReSoURCeS
                                                                                                              • IMechE Journals
                                       Equipment:                                                             • Wear
                                       • Multifonction rotor bench                                            • Journal of Sound and Vibration
                                       • Forming limit curve measuring device
                                       • Rolling mill                                                         KeY FIGUReS
                                       • PEDEBA Simulator
                                                                                                              Annual budget excluding salaries: 1.9m e
                                       • Scanning Electron Microscope Electronique                                                                                                           Teacher-Researchers: 47
                                       • Dilatometry under high temperatures and stress                                               5     5                                                Permanent Researchers 7
                                       • 3D image correlation system                                                                                                                         Administrative staff: 5
                                       • Hopkinson bars to measure the behaviour of materials                                                                                                Technical staff: 16
                                                                                                               70                                                                            Masters students: 25
                                         and transient dynamic failure.                                                                                                        7
                                                                                                                                                                                             PhD students: 70
                                       • Stamping simulation modules for metals and composite fibres
                                                                                                                                                                           5                 Post-doctoral students: 5
                                       • Instrumented gear test bench                                                                                             16
                                                                                                                                                 25                                          Engineers under contract: 5
                                                                                                                                                INSA Site Laboratory Director: Jean-Yves CHAMPAGNE

LMFA                                                                                                                                                   Tel. : +33 (0)4 72 43 82 64 - Fax : +33 (0)4 72 43 87 18
                                                                                                                                                                  Campus LyonTech la Doua - INSA de Lyon
Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics Laboratory                                                                                                                                         Bâtiment Joseph Jacquard
UMR 5509                                                                                                                                            27, av. Jean Capelle, 69621 Villeurbanne cedex - France
       Partner establishments:
       Ecole Centrale de Lyon,
       University Claude-Bernard Lyon 1
       Research body:

       The LMFA’s scientific activity covers a wide range of subjects in the disciplines of Fluid
       Mechanics and Acoustics and is firmly anchored in the field of Engineering Sciences.
       It balances its work evenly between tackling fundamental scientific problems in the field
       and working on the issues faced by key industrial sectors such as air and land transport,
       energy and processes. The reduction of environmental impact, the optimisation of energy
       consumption, and the development of new technologies are all the subject of close par-
       tnerships with businesses, public-sector bodies and local councils.
       The laboratory’s expertise is strongly focussed on fluid flow turbulence and transition to
       turbulence, hydrodynamic instabilities, numerical simulation, controlling internal aero-
       dynamics, coupled phenomena, aeroacoustics, numerical acoustics, multiphase flow and
       microfluidics. These themes have direct applications in the fields of turbomachinery,        • LMFA carried out the first direct numerical simulations of the
       environmental flow (atmospheric or hydrological), the reduction of transport noise, mixing     noise emitted by jet flow using Large Eddy Simulation. These
       processes and automotive motorisation.                                                         calculations have been used to reduce the noise produced by jet
                                                                                                    • Development of the SIRANE software programme which makes
                                                                                                      it possible to predict the concentration of atmospheric pollu-
                                                                                                      tants on the scale of one street in a large urban agglomeration.
                                                                                                      This software is now used in around ten major European cities.
                             AReAS oF ReSeARCH                                                      • Design of a new microfluidic micromixer for the hybridisation of
                                                                                                      DNA chips and lab-on-a-chip.
                             • Turbulence and Instability
                             • Complex fluids and transfers
                             • Acoustics
                             • Turbomachinery                                                       THe MAIN JoURNAlS IN WHICH THe lABoRAToRY pUBlISHeS
                                                                                                    • Journal of Fluid Mechanics
                                                                                                    • Physics of Fluids
                                                                                                    • JASA
                             eXpeRIMeNTAl ReSoURCeS
                                                                                                    • AIAA Journal
                             Equipment:                                                             • J. of Crystal Growth
                             • Anechoic chamber and supersonic wind tunnel
                             • Atmospheric wind tunnel
                             • Axial compressor test bench CREATE                                   KeY FIGUReS
                             • Hydraulic channels
                                                                                                    Budget of 8,8 M€ (of which 2.2m from industrial contracts)

                                                                                                                                                       Teacher-Researchers: 35
                                                                                                                                                       CNRS Researchers: 20
                                                                                                    68                                     20          Engineers, Technicians and Administrative staff: 44
                                                                                                                                                       PhD and post-doctoral students: 68

                                                                                                                                                                 Laboratory Director: Jean-Louis GUYADER

LVA                                                                                                                                                        Tel. : +33 (0)4 72 43 80 80 - Fax : +33 (0)4 72 43 87 12
                                                                                                                                                                      Campus LyonTech la Doua - INSA de Lyon
Vibrations and Acoustics Laboratory                                                                                                                                                        Bâtiment St. Exupéry
EA 677                                                                                                                                               25 bis av. Jean Capelle, 69621 Villeurbanne cedex - France

                                                                                                                                                            Noise mapping of lawnmower blades

       The LVA laboratory works on the theme of vibro-acoustics, i.e. the study of noise-gene-
       rating phenomena resulting from the vibrations of structures or the vibrations caused by
       exposure to noise. The laboratory’s work focuses on understanding these phenomena,
       their theoretical prediction and their experimental characterisation. There are four key
       areas of research:
       • the studying of phenomena of sound transmission by structures in light (aerial acous-
         tics) or heavy (submarine acoustics) fluids for excitation conditions from acoustic waves,
         mechanical forces or turbulence fields,
       • the development of predictive methods which take into account random behaviour at
         medium frequencies and the interest of considering energy quantities in order to obtain      • Party to several European networks and contracts (Visper,
         robust forecast methods,                                                                       Silence, Cantor etc.).
       • the identification of the vibratory or acoustic sources which cause sound emission           • Creation of an international conference in our field of research
         phenomena using inverse problems,                                                              (NOVEM 2000 et NOVEM 2005).
       • the characterisation of sound perception which integrates the human factor that is so        • French member of the European Doctorate in Sound and
         important when looking at noise-related issues. This perception analysis forms the             Vibration which groups together major European laboratories
         basis of the concept of noise quality used increasingly commonly in industry.                  to award this European Doctorate.
       A more recent area of research is coupling with new intelligent, granular materials etc.
       to create multi-material structures with high insulation or acoustic absorption perfor-
       mance.                                                                                         THe MAIN JoURNAlS IN WHICH THe lABoRAToRY pUBlISHeS

       The laboratory has built up strong links with major French and European industrial com-        • JSV
       panies in the transport sector. The dual demands of developing fundamental studies and         • ACTA ACUSTICA
       applications characterise the laboratory’s work and make it a key member of the Carnot         • JASA
       Institute labelled I@L.                                                                        • APPLIED ACOUSTICS
                                                                                                      • J. ACOUSTICS and VIBRATION (ASME)

                                  AReAS oF ReSeARCH                                                   KeY FIGUReS
                                  • Acoustic Radiation and Transmission                               Average annual budget: 500k€
                                  • Calculation methods for medium frequencies
                                  • Source identification
                                  • Sound perception                                                                     1,5
                                  • New materials for acoustics

                                  eXpeRIMeNTAl ReSoURCeS                                                                                         2
                                  • Sound perception test unit
                                  • Reverberant room                                                           Teacher-Researchers: 9
                                                                                                               Administrative staff: 2
                                  • Engine vibroacoustic bench
                                                                                                               Technical staff: 1
                                                                                                               Masters students: 8
                                                                                                               PhD students: 10
                                                                                                               Transfer engineers: 1.5

         Vibratory and acoustic
         environment simulator
    STI pole

                                                                                                                                                                        Laboratory Director: Jean-Marie GORCE

CITI                                                                                                                                                          Tel. : +33 (0)4 72 43 64 15 - Fax : +33 (0)4 72 43 62 27
                                                                                                                                                                         Campus LyonTech la Doua - INSA de Lyon
Centre for Innovation in Telecommunications and Integration of services                                                                                                                    Bâtiment Claude Chappe
EA3720                                                                                                                                                           6 av. des Arts, 69621 Villeurbanne cedex - France

                                                                                                                                                                        Wave propagation simulation in indoor

        The CITI works on the design, modelling and validation of the hardware and software
        required to develop ambient networks, mobile services and ubiquitous information tech-
        nology. Today networks use increasingly heterogeneous architectures deployed in an
        uncoordinated manner by a large number of actors. Slowly, the access network planning
        and sizing phase is giving way to the implementation of self-organisation and self-confi-
        guration mechanisms. In parallel, the number of communicating objects has rocketed,              • Simulators: Development of simulation environments used by the scientific community
        and beyond simple access networks the concept of an ambient network in which objects                      – SocLib: System-on-chip simulator
        interact with each other and their environment in a way that is spontaneous and clear to                  – Wsim: Microcontroller simulator (instruction accuracy) with energy consump-
        the user is being developed.                                                                                tion.
        As a result, the design, modelling and optimisation of these infrastructures has changed                  – Wsnet: Protocol simulation of sensor networks.
        profoundly and requires new models, new approaches, and new concepts based on the                         – Wiplan: indoor environment propagation simulation.
        distributed algorithms and learning which are the key to the mobile embedded informa-
        tion technology of the future.                                                                   • Hardware developments:
                                                                                                         - Wireless sensor communication module and integrated platform for the design and
        Along with this spectacular increase in application needs, new access technologies are             optimisation of applications for sensor networks.
        also confronted with the problem of the saturation of radio resources and increasingly           - Multi-standard radio-software receiver with Orange labs, equipped with front-end RF 4
        stringent requirements in terms of energy consumption and electromagnetic pollution.               channel reception and a reconfigurable radio.
        The CITI develops its research in five major areas: Networks and protocols, digital com-
        munication, embedded systems, middleware, and security.                                          • Main national and European projects:
                                                                                                         - Participation in several national ANR (French National Research Agency) projects for
                                    Research at the CITI is carried out by two research teams in asso-
                                                                                                           sensor networks including
                                    ciation with the INRIA (the French National Institute for Research
                                                                                                                   . ARESA: Protocols and systems for large-scale sensor networks;
                                      in Computer Science and Control): The Swing (Smart Wireless
                                                                                                                   . BANET: Protocols and systems for body area networks.
                                         Networking) team which works on adaptive architectures for
                                                                                                         - Participation in the IST Muse I and Muse II projects for the deployment and adminis-
                                           ambient networks and the Amazones (Ambient Middleware
                                                                                                           tration of services in ADSL bridges. These vast projects bring together world leaders
                                            Architectures: Services Oriented, Networked, Efficient and
                                                                                                           in telecommunications (Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Siemens, Thomson, France Telecom
                                            Secured) team which looks at middleware for mobile objects
                                                                                                           R&D, Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica, Telecom Italia, TNO Telecom, TeliaSonera, Portugal
                                            and embedded systems.
                                                                                                           Telecom Inovação, British Telecom, Telekomunikacja Polska, IBBT, NTUA, INRIA,
                                                                                                           ACREO, BUTE, LTH, UC3M, HHI).
                                                                                                         - Participation in the IST MOSAR project alongside the INSERM and the Institut Pasteur
                                     AReAS oF ReSeARCH                                                     to use sensor networks to study the development of the bacteria responsible for the
                                     • Networks and protocols                                              current increase in nosocomial infections and diseases.
                                     • Digital communication                                             - Leader of the IAPP iPLAN project for the development of a femtocell deployment tool for
                                     • Embedded systems                                                    indoor/outdoor environments.
                                     • Middleware
                                     • Security
                                                                                                         THe MAIN JoURNAlS IN WHICH THe lABoRAToRY pUBlISHeS
                                                                                                         • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
                                     eXpeRIMeNTAl ReSoURCeS                                              • IEEE Wireless Communications
                                                                                                         • IEEE Transactions on Communications
                                     • Equipment:                                                        • IEEE Communication Letters
                                             Hardware platforms:                                         • IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
                                             - Meshed networks
                                             - MIMO:2x2 [0-6GHz] radio bench                             KeY FIGUReS
                                             - Wireless sensors
                                             - Radio software boards                                     Average annual budget: 700 ke

                                                                                                                                                         Teacher-Researchers: 20
                                                                                                                                       20                Permanent Researchers 2
                                             Software platforms:                                         20-25
                                                                                                                                                         Administrative staff: 3
                                             - OSGi development                                                                                          Technical staff: 5
                                             - ARM development                                                                                           Masters students: 15-20
   Wireless communication module
                                                                                                                                                         PhD students: 20-25
   for a sensor network developed                                                                                                           3
   by the CITI                                                                                                                         5                 Post-doctoral students: 5
                                                                                                                                                                                         Laboratory Director: Isabelle MAGNIN

  CREATIS                                                                                                                                                                   Tel. : +33 (0)4 72 43 85 63 - Fax : +33 (0)4 72 43 85 26
                                                                                                                                                                                      Campus LyonTech la Doua - INSA de Lyon
  Research Centre for Image Acquisition and Processing for Health                                                                                                                                        Bâtiment Blaise Pascal
  CNRS UMR 5220 - INSERM U 630                                                                                                                                            7 av. Jean Capelle, 69621 Villeurbanne cedex - France
             Partner establishment:
             University Claude Bernard Lyon 1
             Research body:
             CNRS, INSERM
             Other partners:
             Hospices Civils de Lyon, Centre Léon Bérard

             VoCATIoN                                                                                            ACHIeVeMeNTS

             The specificity of the laboratory is its cross-disciplinary approach to medical imaging             • 3D stent deployment - The volume imaging and morphological
             research embodied by the presence of researchers from three scientific disciplines:                   and functional imaging teams (partners: HCL, GE Healthcare) have
             information and communication sciences and technologies, engineering sciences and the                 proposed a new method for movement correction / reconstruction in
             science of living organisms.                                                                          x-ray angiography which makes it possible to see ‘clearly’, measure
                                                                                                                   and check the full deployment of a 3D stent, in vivo in a coronary
             The unit’s research approach can be explained as follows:
             • the Life Sciences team identifies the major unanswered questions in its researchers’
                                                                                                                 • Epilepsy and NMR spectrometry - The spectroscopic NMR imaging                             3D tomographic reconstruction of a
               areas of expertise (vascular, cardiac, pulmonary, ventilation functions, bone architecture,
                                                                                                                   team has revealed, for the first time, the metabolic changes in the                       stent deployed in a coronary artery
               cerebrovascular accidents, neuro-degenerative diseases).
                                                                                                                   brain of a mouse after intoxication with soman.
             • the Methodology-Instrumentation teams optimise the observation (new markers, choice
               of imaging US, US RF, XR, PET, optical, MRI, NMR, with the development of new acquisi-            • Numerical simulation and vascular imaging - The dynamic imaging
               tion sequences) of physiopathological phenomena in order to reveal whether these are                team has chosen to focus on simulation: In collaboration with the
               normal or pathological,                                                                             EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), it has proposed a
                                                                                                                   new alternative using the lattice Boltzmann method for the numerical
             • the Signal Processing, Imaging and Modelling teams develop signal and image proces-
                                                                                                                   simulation of generalised Newtonian fluids.
               sing methods (theories, algorithms) specifically adapted to the physical mode in which
               the data is provided (US, US RF, XR, PET, optical, MRI, NMR) and to the phenomenon                • Real-time 2D ultrasound elastography - Using a new analytical esti-
               observed with the aim of quantifying this phenomenon,                                               mator which measures spatial shift in the complex 2D signal phase,
                                                                                                                   the ultrasound imaging team can measure tissue displacement and
             • the evaluation and validation of methods and results falls to the Health team which
                                                                                                                   access real-time ultrasound elastography on the thyroid.
               develops experimental protocols and adapted clinical trials.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Volume modelling of a human heart
                                                                                                                                                                                                             obtained from segmented MRI cuts
                                                                                                                 THe MAIN JoURNAlS IN WHICH THe lABoRAToRY pUBlISHeS
                                             8 AReAS oF ReSeARCH
                                                                                                                 • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
                                             • Dynamic imaging                                                   • IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control
                                             • Volume imaging                                                    • Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
                                             • Ultrasound imaging                                                • IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging.
                                             • Morphological and functional imaging                              • Stroke
                                             • Remodelling and bone tissue                                       • Radiology
                                             • NMR imaging and exploratory methodologies
                                             • NMR and optical imaging
                                                                                                                 THe lABoRAToRY’S 10 MAIN INTeRNATIoNAl CollABoRATIoNS
                                             • NMR spectroscopic imaging
                                                                                                                 Shanghai Jiaotong University, Harbin Institute of Technology,
                                                                                                                 National University of Singapore, Universidad de Los Andes Bogota,
                                             5 SITeS                                                             Université Catholique de Louvain, Technical University of Denmark
                                             INSA, HCL, ESRF, CPE, Centre Léon Bérard                            Copenhaguen, Thorax Center Rotterdam, Ecole Polytechnique
                                                                                                                 Fédérale de Lausanne, University of California San Francisco,
                                                                                                                 Stanford University.
                                             eXpeRIMeNTAl ReSoURCeS
                                                    • NMR imaging platform: 2T and 4.7T, magnet: 3.3T
                                                    • RF Ultrasound (3 - 10 MHz)
                                                    • PC Cluster - Calculator SGI ALTIX350                       KeY FIGUReS
                                                    • Access to CERMEP (Centre for Multimodal and Multi-         Average annual budget: 1.5me (excluding tax)
                                                      disciplinary Studies and Research and Imaging of Living
                                                                                                                                                                              Teacher-Researchers: 47 (including 8 with PUPH status*)
                                                      - clinical imaging: PET, MRI 1.5T
                                                                                                                                    11                                        Permanent Researchers: 14
                                                      - small animal imaging: MRI 7T, High frequency US, x-ray                                          47
                                                                                                                                                                              Administrative staff: 7
                                                        µscanner, µPET, optical
                                                                                                                                                                              Technical staff: 23 (including 9 on temporary contracts)
                                                    • Permenant access to the ESRF (European Synchrotron          67                                            14            Masters students: 20
                                                      Radiation Facility)
                                                                                                                                                                              PhD students: 67
3D image of cardiac muscle fibres obtained
                                                                                                                                                                              Post-doctoral students: 11
using diffusion weighted MRI                                                                                                                              7
                                                                                                                                    20            23

                                                                                                                                                                              * PUPH stands for Professeur des Universités Professeur Hospitalier
                                                                                                                                                                              and is a mixed status for those working simulataneously as university
                                                                                                                                                                              professors and clinical practitioners.
                                                                                                                                                        Laboratory Director: Jean-Pierre CAMPAGNE

LIESP                                                                                                                                                 Tel. : +33 (0)4 72 43 82 19 - Fax : +33 (0)4 72 43 85 18
                                                                                                                                                                 Campus LyonTech la Doua - INSA de Lyon
Laboratory of Information Technology for Businesses and Production Systems                                                                                                          Bâtiment Blaise Pascal
                                                                                                                                                    7, av. Jean Capelle, 69621 Villeurbanne cedex - France
       Partner establishments:
       University Claude Bernard Lyon 1
       University Lumière Lyon 2

       Putting to use its expertise in the fields of information technology, industrial manage-
       ment, decision support and the design of interactive and learning systems, the research
       carried out at the LIESP aims to design, evaluate and deploy generic environments,
       models, methods and information systems as well as decision support to improve the
       performance of businesses producing goods or services. This research looks at complex
       distributed systems considered independently or simultaneously in their structural, deci-
       sional, informational and human dimensions:
       LIESP is particularly interested in:
                • the design of analytical and decision support methods and tools
                • the design and organisation of production systems
                • the design and instrumentation of their information systems
                • the integration and training of the human stakeholders in these systems.

                              AReAS oF ReSeARCH
                              • Analysis and decision support models.
                              • Organisation, piloting and integration of production systems and
                                logistics chains.
                              • Distributed and collaborative architectures.
                                                                                                    THe MAIN JoURNAlS IN WHICH THe lABoRAToRY pUBlISHeS
                              • Advanced interactive human learning systems
                                                                                                    • International Journal of Production Economics
                                                                                                    • Computers in Industry
                                                                                                    • Discrete Mathematics
                              eXpeRIMeNTAl ReSoURCeS
                                                                                                    • International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
                              • Process modelling software (ARIS Toolset etc.)                      • Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
                              • Optimisation software (C-PLEX, Lingo etc.)
                              • ERP (SAP, BAAN)
                                                                                                    KeY FIGUReS

                              ACHIeVeMeNTS                                                          Average annual budget: 800ke

                              • Creation and organisation of 4 international conferences (GISEH,                        5
                                IEEE SKIMA, ILS, IWG PLM) and the running of two international                                              45
                                reviews (the International Journal of Product Lifecycle Manage-
                                ment and the International Journal of Product Development).          45
                              • Support for the creation of 3 start-ups in 2007-2008: Kalistik,
                                Ginkyo and Oktobre. Participation with two of these companies
                                in the Quality Pact project supported by the Software Cluster and
                                                                                                                              6       3
                                the Rhône-Alpes region.
                              • Coordination of the European project WARTHE: Training Wide
                                Area Research Training in Health Engineering.                                   Teacher-Researchers: 45
                                                                                                                Administrative staff: 3
                              • Active member of the SCOPP project (Plastics Conversion
                                                                                                                Masters students: 6
                                Process Control System) within the Rhône Alpes Sud-Jura
                                                                                                                PhD students: 45
                                Plastics Conversion Competitiveness Cluster, two research
                                                                                                                Post-doctoral students: 5
                                projects within the framework of the GOSPI research, and the
                                LGF (Learning Games Factory) and SEGAREM (Serious Games
                                and Mixed Reality) projects, part of the French government’s
                                recovery plan.
                              • Involved in two ANR (French National Research Agency) projects
                                (SEMEUSE (Semantics for Service Buses) and AOC (Complex
                                Object Matching)).
                                                                                                                                                               INSA Site Laboratory Director: Attila BASKURT

LIRIS                                                                                                                                                        Tel. : +33 (0)4 72 43 63 71 - Fax : +33 (0)4 72 43 87 13
                                                                                                                                                                         Campus LyonTech la Doua - INSA de Lyon
Laboratory of Images and Information Systems Information Technology                                                                                                        Bâtiments Blaise Pascal et Jules Verne
UMR 5205                                                                                                                                                20, av. Albert Einstein, 69621 Villeurbanne cedex - France
       Partner establishments:
       University Claude Bernard Lyon 1
       University Lumière Lyon 2
       Ecole Centrale de Lyon
       Research body:

       VoCATIoN                                                                                        eXpeRIMeNTAl ReSoURCeS

       LIRIS is an information technology laboratory whose activities are grouped into two             • Video annotation platform ADVENE (
       thematic departments: Image (3D and multimedia) and Data, Knowledge and Services.               • 3D Mesh Processing Platform MEPP (
       The Image Department is divided into five teams working in three areas:
                                                                                                       • Pervasive platform PerSE (
       - cooperation analysis and geometric modelling of 3D objects
                                                                                                       • Document scanning platform DigiBOOK
       - simulation, realistic rendering and augmented reality,
                                                                                                       • Augmented reality platform OASIS
       - data extraction and object recognition.
       The Data, Knowledge and Services Department is made up of five teams working in two
       areas: Knowledge discovery and data and services engineering.                                   ACHIeVeMeNTS
       LIRIS carries out advanced research into these two scientific themes whilst developing          • 10 incubation projects since 2005 have led to the creation of 7 companies
       its know-how in a variety of fields of application such as digital recreation (video games,       in the Information Sciences and Technology sector.
       animated films, multimedia data processing etc.); biology and health (data mining,              • Organisation of the 2009 VLDB conference (the international conference
       analysis and modelling of complex systems, computing grids); culture and heritage                 of reference in the database field).
       (digital libraries, critical edition, scanning ancient documents, archiving, virtual 3D         • Participation in IXXI (the Rhône Alpes Institute of Complex Systems), with
       museums etc.); ambient intelligence (pervasive systems, sensor networks, intelligent              a Deputy Director from LIRIS.
       video surveillance etc.); human learning (personalisation, cognitive assistance, collabo-       • Participation in the ETOILE project (Hadrontherapy by light ion beams),
       rative learning support, support for the inclusion of learners in disabling situations etc.).     with a Technical Director from LIRIS.
                                                                                                       • LIRIS is also responsible for setting up, administering, and providing trai-
                                                                                                         ning at the GAMAGORA professional training laboratory for careers in the
                                                                                                         video game industry.

                                                                                                       THe MAIN JoURNAlS IN WHICH THe lABoRAToRY pUBlISHeS
                                                                                                       • IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI)
                                                                                                       • Computer Graphics Forum
                                                                                                       • ACM Transactions in Internet Technology
                                                                                                       • VLDB Journal
                                                                                                       • Information Systems
                                                                                                       • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

                                                                                                       KeY FIGUReS
                                                                                                       Average annual budget: 2me (2008)

                              AReAS oF ReSeARCH
                              • Cooperation analysis and geometric modelling of 3D objects (multi-
                                resolution & graphs; discrete geometry; algorithmic geometry).                    10       6                                  Teacher-Researchers: 87
                              • Simulation, realistic rendering and augmented reality,                     5                                                  Permanent Researchers 5
                              • Images, videos, documents: data extraction and object recognition.                                                            Administrative staff: 10
                                                                                                                                                              Technical staff: 6
                              • Knowledge discovery (data mining, modeling of complex systems,
                                knowledge engineering).
                              • Data and services engineering (security and confidentiality; mode-
                                ling, integration and querying; service composition).                                          87
    MNTe pole

                                                                                                                                                             INSA Site Laboratory Director: Gérard GUILLOT

INL                                                                                                                                                        Tel. : +33 (0)4 72 43 81 61 - Fax : +33 (0)4 78 43 85 31
                                                                                                                                                                      Campus LyonTech la Doua - INSA de Lyon
Lyon Institute of Nanotechnologies                                                                                                                                                       Bâtiment Blaise Pascal
UMR CNRS 5270                                                                                                                                             7 av. Jean Capelle, 69621 Villeurbanne cedex - France
       Partner establishments:
       CPE, Ecole Centrale de Lyon,
       University Claude Bernard Lyon 1
       Research body:                                                                                                                                                                     Production of a single electron
       CNRS                                                                                                                                                                               transistor by manipulating Si
                                                                                                                                                                                          nanocrystals using AFM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Single electron transistor using

       VoCATIoN                                                                                      ACHIeVeMeNTS                                                                         3 silicium nanocrystals connected
                                                                                                                                                                                          to source and drain electrodes
                                                                                                     • Ultra-compact optical link for optical                                             by nanomanipulation using
       The INL is a fundamental and applied research laboratory working in the field of micro                                                                                             an atomic force microscope.
       and nanotechnologies. Its remit is to carry out research, on a scale ranging from mate-       interconnections.                                                                    This type of nanodevice makes
                                                                                                     The first ultra-compact Si integrated                                                it possible to regulate the current
       rials through to systems, to allow the development of complete technological processes
                                                                                                                                                                                          electron by electron thanks to
       for a variety of sectors of application (semiconductors and microelectronics, telecommu-      optical link was designed, produced                                                  the chain of nanocrystals.
       nications, energy, health, biology, industrial control, defence, and the environment).        and tested within the framework of the European project PICMOS
                                                                                                     (a collaboration between IMEC, CEA-LETI, TU Eindhoven). It is
       This research is grouped into four main thematic areas (departments): Materials,
                                                                                                     composed of a very low consumption InP microlaser emitting at
       Electronics, Photonics and Photovoltaics, Biotechnology and Health.
                                                                                                     1.55µm, a Si optical guide and an InP photodetector. This link is
       The majority of the research programmes rely on the resources provided by the techno-         intended for integration into a CMOS IC.
       logical platform Nanolyon. There is also a cross-disciplinary research project specifically
       dedicated to developing tools and techniques for nanocharacterisation.                        • Ultra-thin photovoltaic (PV) cells
                                                                                                     Half the cost of a silicium PV cell can be imputed to the cost of the
                                                                                                     substrate. The use of ultra-thin Si substrates leads to a reduction
                                                                                                     in the optical path of light through the cell and thereby to a
                                                                                                     decrease in yield. The application of technologies to increase
                                                                                                     optical path length within the PV cell such as the formation of a
                             AReAS oF ReSeARCH                                                       reflector on the reverse side is indispensable.
                             • Si integration: new materials, new functions                          A reverse-side reflector (Bragg mirror) was formed on industrial
                                                                                                     PV cells 150 µm thick. The application of this reflector significantly
                             • Alternative nanoelectronic processes: new materials, discrete
                                                                                                     improved the PV cells’ infrared response and resulted in a 2% gain
                               components, predictive circuit simulation
                                                                                                     in current.
                             • Nanophotonics: Telecommunications and quantum information
                                                                                                     • SiC nanocrystals for the fluorescent marking of living cells.
                             • 3rd generation photovoltaics
                                                                                                     Stable colloidal solutions containing highly luminescent SiC nano-
                             • Microdevices/systems for health, the environment, energy and
                                                                                                     crystals were obtained from the electro-chemical etching of SiC
                                                                                                     polycrystalline substrates. It has been demonstrated that these
                                                                                                     nanoparticles are easily incorporated into biological cells and are
                                                                                                     easily detectable, opening the way to a new biocompatible marker
                                                                                                     that is perfectly stable over time.
                             eXpeRIMeNTAl ReSoURCeS
                             • Nanolyon technological platform comprised of 200m2 of clean
                               rooms and 300m2 of clean technology rooms equipped with tech-         THe MAIN JoURNAlS IN WHICH THe lABoRAToRY pUBlISHeS
                               nological resources for work on III-V, Si, SiC, organic and biochip
                                                                                                     • Applied Physics Letters
                               materials and (discrete) components.
                                                                                                     • Journal of Applied Physics
                                 - Nanocharacterisation:                                             • Optics Letters
                                 - Near field: AFM, STM, SNOM                                        • Thin Solid Films
                                 - Analytical: SIMS, FTIR                                            • Electronics Letters
                                 - Surfaces: XPS-XPD
                                 - Structural: TEM, DDX
                                 - Optical: Photoluminescence, photoreflectance                      KeY FIGUReS
                                 - Electro-optical: DLTS, charge pumping, photoconductivity,
                                   electroluminescence, electroreflectance                           Average annual budget: 3 to 3.2me (excluding salaries)

                             • CAD Platform

                                                                                                                         14                                         Teacher-Researchers: 62
                                                                                                                                                                    Permanent Researchers 22
                                                                                                                                                                    Administrative staff: 11
                                                                                                     95                                                             Technical staff: 28
                                                                                                                                                                    Masters students: 20-25
                                                                                                                                                                    PhD students: 95
                                                                                                                                             11                     Post-doctoral students: 14
                                                                                                                       20-25         28
                                                                                                                                                                          Laboratory Director: Daniel GUYOMAR

LGEF                                                                                                                                                           Tel. : +33 (0)4 72 43 81 58 - Fax : +33 (0)4 72 43 88 74
                                                                                                                                                                          Campus LyonTech la Doua - INSA de Lyon
Laboratory of Electrical Engineering and Ferroelectricity                                                                                                                                 Bâtiment Gustave FERRIE
                                                                                                                                                           8 rue de la Physique, 69621 Villeurbanne Cedex - France

                                                                                                      EXPERIMENTAL RESOURCES:
                                                                                                      • Equipment:
       LGEF develops research activities focused on multiphysics coupling and, in particular, on
                                                                                                      - Single crystal and ceramic synthesis furnaces (Bridgman and flux).
       electroactive materials and systems.
                                                                                                      - Single crystal X-ray diffraction and orientation
       This activity is divided into two closely-related areas:
                                                                                                      - Material cutting workshop
       - electro-active materials: Synthesis, experimental behaviour laws and associated
                                                                                                      - Thermal analysis modules.
         modelling, with specific research projects on ferroelectric single crystals with high
         conversion factors, nanocharged electroactive polymers (carbon nanotubes, magnetic           - UV-visible and absorption spectroscopy
         nanoparticles, Silicon Carbide nanofibres) and the multi-scale modelling of their beha-      - Temperature conversion measurement benches under electrical
         viour;                                                                                         fields and mechanical stress.
       - electro-active systems: The physics of piezoelectric systems, and in particular              - Strain measurement benches by vibrometry and interferometry.
         research projects on the modelling of the behaviour of ferroelectrics in linear and          - Finite element modelling.
         nonlinear regimes, the improvement of the performance of piezoelectric systems using
         nonlinear processing techniques for the electrical signals generated by materials in
         order to develop:
                 - semi-active control systems for narrow and broadband driving signals,              ACHIeVeMeNTS
                 - microgenerators of electrical energy from ambient vibratory or thermal             • Original nonlinear processing to improve energy conversion in
                   sources,                                                                             electroactive systems and harvest up to ten times more electrical
                 - self-powered, wireless, autonomous systems (sensor networks, vibration               energy from ambient energy (6 patents).
                   control systems, structure health control),                                        • Development of international links (China/Japan/USA). Creation
                 - small broadband piezoelectric transformers                                           of laboratories without walls with Japan and the USA.
                                                                                                      • DGA Thesis Prize 2004.
       and pyroelectric and electrocaloric coupling for cooling systems and energy harvesting.

                                                                                                      THe MAIN JoURNAlS IN WHICH THe lABoRAToRY pUBlISHeS
                                                                                                      • Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
                                                                                                      • IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency
                                                                                                      • Journal of Physics D - Applied Physics
                                                                                                      • Journal of Applied Physics
                                                                                                      • Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures

                                                                                                      KeY FIGUReS
                                                                                                      Average annual budget: 200ke
                              AReAS oF ReSeARCH
                              • Energy harvesting from ambient energy (vibratory and thermal).
                              • Modeling the behaviour of electroactive materials using fraction                            1
                                operators.                                                                                                        17                Teacher-Researchers: 17
                              • Multi-scale synthesis and characterisation of ferroelectric mate-      10                                                           Administrative staff: 1
                                rials.                                                                                                                              Technical staff: 4
                              • Nanocharged, electrostrictive and magneto-electric polymers.                                                                        Masters students: 3
                              • Self-powered wireless systems for vibration control, health control                                                                 PhD students: 10
                                and mobile equipment.                                                         3                                                     Post-doctoral students: 1
                                                                                                                       4        1


                                                                                                                                                          INSA Site Laboratory Director: Jérôme POUSIN

ICJ                                                                                                                                                                Tel. : 04 72 43 88 36 - Fax : 04 78 43 85 29
                                                                                                                                                                   Campus LyonTech la Doua - INSA de Lyon
Camille Jordan Institute                                                                                                                                                           Bâtiment Léonard de Vinci
UMR 5208                                                                                                                                              21 av. Jean Capelle, 69621 Villeurbanne cedex - France
                                                                                                                                                        jerome; -
       Partner establishments:
       University Claude Bernard Lyon 1
       Ecole Centrale de Lyon
       Research body:

       VoCATIoN                                                                                     THe MAIN JoURNAlS IN WHICH THe lABoRAToRY pUBlISHeS
       The Camille Jordan Institute is a mathematical research laboratory.                          • Inventiones
       Created through the merger of four different laboratories, it is now one of the largest      • Publications mathématiques de l’IHP
       mathematical laboratories in France. The institute’s research covers a wide scope: from      • The Annals of Probability
       the most abstract mathematics (algebra, group theory, number theory – it is home to          • Math. of Computation
       one of the rare logic teams in France) to the most applied (mathematical modelling           • Annals of Mathematics
       for biology, scientific calculations, statistics) via a number of cross-border disciplines
       (mathematical physics, the theory of partial differential equations, probabilities).
       The laboratory works in collaboration with numerous other French and international
       mathematical laboratories and with laboratories in other disciplines such as mechanics,      KeY FIGUReS
       biology, image processing and the environment.
                                                                                                    Average annual budget: 350,000 e (excluding contracts)


                             AReAS oF ReSeARCH
                             • Algebra, geometry, logic.
                             • PDE, analysis.                                                                      Teacher-Researchers: 118
                             • Mathematical modelling and scientific calculations.                                 Permanent Researchers: 124
                             • Probabilities, statistics and mathematical physics.                                 Administrative staff: 19
                             • Combinatorial and discrete structure number theory.                                 Technical staff: 3
                                                                                                                   Masters students: 60
                                                                                                                   PhD students: 50
                                                                                                                   Post-doctoral students: 2

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