Research is an important component of IMT Lille Douai. For this, it relies on a network of industrial and academic partners as well as on all IMT schools. Researchers from the school are also heavily involved in the activities of the laboratories of the University of Lille.
The leading partnership research structure in France, Armines is a non-profit association, created in 1967. Its 600 employees participate in the development of joint research centres with MINES schools and other partner schools by providing human, material and immaterial resources.
The MINES Carnot institute
The MINES Carnot institute brings together the research forces of the MINES Schools as well as laboratories of the Polytechnic School and of ENSTA ParisTech. The aim of its 2,000 research staff is to stimulate value creation among its economic partners and activate the innovation chain based on the work of its laboratories.
The institut Carnot Télécom & Société numérique
Having been Carnot accredited since 2006, the institut Carnot Télécom & Société numérique has more than 2000 researchers. It focuses on the technical, economic and social implications of the digital transition, in particular on the issues of communicating objects, networks and media of the future, uses and services, autonomy and personal health, the environment and even security.
CRIStAL is a member of the IRCICA Interdisciplinary Research Institute – USR CNRS 3380. Its activities are linked to major scientific and societal challenges such as: BigData, human-machine interactions, robotics, intelligent embedded systems, bioinformatics… with applications in particular in the sectors of the trade industry, health technologies, smart grids.
The laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules (PhLAM)
The laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules (PhLAM) is a mixed research unit, under the dual supervision of the CNRS and the University of Lille. Its scope of activity: light-matter interaction, with a very strong experimental component in fundamental physics, but being constantly mindful not to neglect the applications.
The Lille Centre for Sociological and Economic Studies and Research (Clersé)
The Lille Centre for Sociological and Economic Studies and Research (Clersé) is a joint research unit of the University of Lille and of CNRS (Umr 8019). Since its creation it has therefore been a multidisciplinary laboratory. It is in this perspective that the Clersé has established strong links with the Centre for Study and Research on Qualifications (Céreq).
Railenium, the Institut de Recherche Technologique (IRT) of the railway sector, brings together the skills and resources of nine research centres, eighteen companies in the railway sector and two network managers. Its objective is to improve the performance of the rail systems and trains of the future and to strengthen the competitiveness of the rail sector and its industry internationally through innovation.
The CaPPA laboratory of excellence – Physics and Chemistry of the Atmospheric Environment draws on the multidisciplinary expertise of 7 research teams (LOA, PC2A, PhLAM, SAGE, LPCA, ICARE, LASIR) to promote metrological innovation in the field of the atmospheric environment. Its first area of interest is in the “aerosol” system and its precursors to better understand their role on climate forcing and the hydrological cycle, and its second is the evolution of air quality at global, regional and local scales, with specific studies devoted to radionuclides.
The Fédération de Recherche Transports Terrestres & Mobilité [Land Transport & Mobility
The Fédération de Recherche Transports Terrestres & Mobilité [Land Transport & Mobility Research Federation] (FR3733) works to develop multidisciplinary synergies, to pool resources and personnel, to support the scientific resourcing essential to develop new and more generic knowledge, so that there is a unified response to regional, national and European calls. It is supported by the CNRS, the Hauts-de-France Polytechnic University, the University of Lille and Centrale Lille Institut.
The LGCgE brings together teams of researchers from the ComUE Lille Nord de France. The laboratory offers multidisciplinary research to meet the challenges of sustainable construction, development and ecology. This means it responds to the issues raised by construction, sustainable development, the safety of works and infrastructure, rational energy management, protection of natural resources (especially water resources), management of contaminated sites and biodiversity.
La Fédération de la Plasturgie et des Composites
La Fédération de la Plasturgie et des Composites is the representative organisation of the plastics processing sector. It brings together and represents 3,550 companies, totalling more than 130,000 employees, and defines the sector’s professional approach. The Fédération de la Plasturgie is a member of EuPC (Confédération européenne de la Plasturgie), GFI (Groupement des Fédérations Industrielles), MEDEF (Mouvement des Entreprises de France) and CPME (Confédération des petites et moyennes entreprises).
The laboratoire Central de Surveillance de la Qualité de l’Air (LCSQA)
Appointed by the ministry in charge of the environment, the Laboratoire Central de Surveillance de la Qualité de l’Air (LCSQA) [Central Laboratory for Air Surveillance and Quality] is the body responsible for ensuring the technical coordination of the air quality monitoring system in France. It is the fruit of a strong collaboration between three partners: INERIS, the Laboratoire National de métrologie et d’Essais (LNE) [National Metrology and Testing Laboratory] and IMT Lille Douai.
The research activities of the PC2A laboratory are undertaken by around sixty people in three research teams: Physicochemistry of Combustion, Physicochemistry of the Atmosphere and Nuclear Safety. They focus on laser diagnostics and chemical mechanisms in flames and clean processes, combustion in engines, homogeneous and heterogeneous atmospheric reactivity, theoretical chemistry and air quality. PC2A is part of the Institute for Multidisciplinary Research in Environmental Sciences (IRePSE).
Lille Nord-Europe University
I-SITE certified in February 2017, the Lille Nord-Europe University (ULNE) project unites 14 founding members for the creation of a major international university, ranked among the top 50 in Europe within 10 years. The project is structured around interconnected research themes (Health, planet and digital world) in an approach based on internationalisation, educational innovation and development. The scope of the I-SITE includes other objects accredited by the PIA: 4 Laboratories of Excellence, 6 Facilities of Excellence, 1ITE, 1 IDEFI, 1RHU and 1 SAAT.
The École Doctorale Sciences de la Matière, du Rayonnement et de l’Environnement
The École Doctorale Sciences de la Matière, du Rayonnement et de l’Environnement (EDSMRE) is one of the six postgraduate schools grouped within the Collège Doctoral Lille Nord de France. It offers excellent training through research, in fields as diverse as physics, chemistry, earth and life sciences, and agro-food biotechnologies. Its role is to organise and lead the training of PhD students in order to best prepare them for their future professional integration, both in the field of research and higher education and in the corporate sector.
The École Doctorale Sciences pour l’Ingénieur
The École Doctorale Sciences pour l’Ingénieur (EDSSPI) is one of six PhD schools grouped within the Collège Doctoral Lille Nord de France. It is organised into 6 fields: pure and applied mathematics; automation, computer engineering, signal and image processing; Micro and nanotechnologies, acoustics and telecommunications; computer science; mechanics, civil engineering, energy, materials; electrical engineering.
The Structure Fédérative de Recherche – Technologies pour la Santé et Médicament
The Structure Fédérative de Recherche – Technologies pour la Santé et Médicament [Healthcare Technologies and Medicines] (SFR – TSM) brings together around twenty research teams, regional hospitals, and industries in the sector to support innovative projects integrating basic research, translational research and clinical research. It covers drugs & biomaterials, e-health & medical logistics and medical devices (bio-engineering, computer-assisted movements).