IEMN is a research institute created by the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), two universities and an Engineer school of France's northern region. The IEMN scientific activity covers a large domain going from the physics of materials and nanostructures to microwaves, telecommunications and acoustics instrumentation.
The Laboratory, a fully-owned unit of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), carries out its research activities within the general context of the nanosciences, at the cross-roads of quantum optics and electronics, of physics, chemistry and biology, of materials science and device physics.
The Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology (INL) is a fundamental and applied research laboratory in the field of micro- and nano-technology. Its mission is to conduct research towards the development of fully-fledged technologies for a broad range of application sectors (semiconductors and micro-electronics, telecoms, energy, health, biology, industrial control, defence, environment).
The Master of Nanoscale Engineering offers you the opportunity to explore this challenging field in a stimulating scientific and cultural environment. The program is dedicated to a multidisciplinary and international approach and it is suited equally well for students planning an academic or an industrial career. The two-year curriculum provides both the theoretical basis and the practical expertise in all fields related to the fabrication, the characterization and the design of nanoscale structures and systems.
Three European universities - Grenoble INP, Politecnico di Torino and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne - have set up a joint 'Master's Degree in Micro and Nanotechnology for Integrated Systems'. This is a versatile degree course, given primarily in English and dedicated to micro and nanotechnology. It relies on the complementary skills of these three leading European universities, in training and research in the sphere of micro and nanotechnology.
A 'competitiveness cluster' that brings together major corporations, small and mid-sized businesses, government agencies, and organizations from the public and private sectors to develop a unique hybrid of micro- and nanotechnologies and embedded software.
A French site (in French) on nanomaterials and risks, maintained by the Ecrin Association, a nonprofit organization that is the offspring of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (CEA). The letters E.C.R.I.N. stand for 'Exchange and Collaboration Research-Industry'.
Nanostrand's overall goal is to roadmap future European standardisation activities for nanotechnology which relate to pre-normative research work in order to support European organisations to play an active role in worldwide development of nanotechnology standards.
This site presents descriptions of activities and projects currently under way in France, as well as the means that have been put in place in these fields. Web site created at the initiative of the Ministry of Research and New Technologies.