Research at CPE Lyon

CPE Lyon is located on the Doua science park, the centre for international education and research

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Research at CPE Lyon is:

  • 24 000 m² for education and research
  • 6 research laboratories for Chemistry – Chemical Engineering and Electronic - Telecommunications - Computer science 
  • 400 researchers, 150 PhD students
  • 500 publications per year
  • 16 patents per year
  • 75 thesis per year
  • 130 scientifical and technological contracts

Scientific Director, Chemistry - Chemical Engineering : Claude De BELLEFON
Scientific Director, electronics - telecommunications - computer science:
Nacer ABOUCHI

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Education through research:

Based on the 6 research laboratories and major technological resources, the research aspect is very apparent in the education provided by CPE Lyon. Consequently students complete a research project in year 4.

In the last year they can follow one of the 14 research Masters in chemistry - process engineering or electronics - telecommunications - informatics, and then follow on with a thesis.

Most laboratory researchers as well as PhD students participate in theoretical and practical teaching at the school.

Research for industry:

The key figure

CPE Lyon produced a turnover of 4 M € with industry, which puts it in 22nd position for French schools of engineering.

The Rhône-Alpes region is one of the nuclei in the chemicals, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, biotechnological and biomedical industries (Total, Solvay, Mérial, Bio Mérieux, Boiron, Sanofi Pasteur, Bluestar Silicones, ...).

It is also at the leading edge in the field of ICTs and electronics (ST Microelectronics, Orange, Sopra, Altran…) with clear orientations towards nanotechnologies, materials, optics and vision on the main sites (Grenoble, Lyon and Saint-Étienne).