A large research center in Micro and Nanotechnologies
The IEMN brings together in a single structure the bulk of regional research in a broad scientific field ranging from nanoscience to instrumentation.
Our specificity today is to make researchers with different cultures, approaches and motivations work together and build a continuum of knowledge from fundamental problems to applications. Today, nearly 500 people, including a hundred international researchers, work together.
The core of our activities is focused on micro and nanotechnologies and their applications in the fields of information, communication, transport and health. Our researchers have at their disposal exceptional experimental resources, in particular technology and characterization facilities whose capabilities and performance are at the highest European level. IEMN is part of the RENATECH network of large technology centers. RENATECH.
Our scientific policy consists not only in the deepening of knowledge but also to the establishment of a privileged partnership with industrial leaders in their markets and the development of a close partnership with regional SMEs and start-ups from the IEMN.
Thanks to the dynamism of its staff, its equipment and its multiple collaborations the IEMN has all the assets to play a major with academia and industry, role in the field of micro and nanotechnologies and their applications. The institute is one of the founding partners of the Research Institute on Software and Hardware Components for Information and Advanced Communication (IRCICA) with two other laboratories (CRISTAL and PhLAM).
The IEMN is located in different buildings in Villeneuve d'Ascq, Lille and Valenciennes. The central laboratory building houses the main technological resources and the common administrative services. The antennas located on the Faculté des Sciences de Technologie de Lille and on theUniversité Polytechnique des Hauts-de-France as well as in the YNCREA-ISEN in Lille are also dedicated to research activities. They also maintain the link between research and master's and engineering school courses. The Institute's central laboratory (LCI), designed to be the IEMN's showcase, is a modern 11,000 m2 building with two clean rooms, numerous specialized laboratories and offices.
The IEMN in a few figures
The people who make the SMI
|Effectifs en 2018
|Teachers and Researchers||122|
|Post Docs and ATER||19|
|Permanent administrative and technical staff||62|
|Non-permanent administrative and technical staff||27|
Annual budget: 30 M€
- Recurrent State credits: 3 M€
- Contracts: over 8 M€
- Salaries of civil servants: 19 M€
Annual scientific production
- 35 to 40 theses
- Over 300 articles in international journals and papers in international conferences
- 40 invited papers
- 10 letters
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(Version mise à jour le 16 novembre 2022)