History …..

IEMN (Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology) is a Joint Research Unit created on the Ist of January 1992 by

  • The National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • The University Lille 1
  • The University of Valenciennes and Hainaut Cambrésis (UVHC)
  • The Institut Supérieur d’Electronique et du Numérique (ISEN)

The main objective for the creation of IEMN was to gather in a unique structure most of the regional research going from physics of materials to instrumentation and so to create in France Northern Region a multidisciplinary Institute with an international visibility. To bring together physicists, electronics and acoustics scientists having different cultures, methods and objectives, to elaborate a continuous knowledge and know-how, from theoretical problems to applications is a specificity to our Institute nowadays.

Three missions have been assigned to IEMN:

  • Research, covering multidisciplinary activities going from Nanosciences and nanotechnologies to instrumentation through telecommunications and acoustics,
  • Education, mainly through Master and PhD,
  • Innovation and transfer to industry, in particular regional SMEs