Centres and Departments

At MINES Saint-Étienne, our research model is constructed from an approach driven by industrial questions at the same time as aiming for a high academic level. It is organized around 5 Research and Academic Centres which are positioned according to their application areas; their departments, others are integrated as disciplinary teams in the CNRS UMR and a joint team CEA , the site of Lyon – Saint-Étienne and Aix- Marseille.

Centre for Biomedical and Healthcare Engineering

« Improving health through science and engineering »

Health-care engineering – Biomechanics of soft tissues – Surface bioengineering – Biomaterial engineering – Nanoparticle inhalation

Soft Tissue BIOmechanics (STBio)

Stéphane Avril

  • Prevention of aneurysm rupture
  • Biomechanical action of medical textiles
  • Numerical simulations
  • Biotribocorrosion of implants
Healthcare Engineering (I4S)

Thierry Garaix

  • Modelling,
  • Simulation and optimization of healthcare systems
  • Planning
  • Hospital logistics
  • Operational research
BIOlogical Activity of Inhaled Particles (BioPI)

Valérie Forest

  • Synthesis and manufacturing of bioceramics
  • Aerosol metrology
  • Cell culture
  • Biotoxicity
  • Bio-physico-chemical characterization of materials
Biomaterials Engineering (BioMat)

David Eglin

  • Synthesis and manufacturing of bioceramics
  • In vitro bone tissue models
  • Development of bioinstructive materials for understanding mechanisms
  • Study of the behavior and aging of orthopedic implants (Fatigue testing)

Centre of Microelectronics in Provence

« Exploring New Microelectronics Technology and Devices for Innovative Applications »

Manufacturing sciences and logistics – Secured systems and architectures – Flexible substrates and packaging – Bioelectronics

Flexible Electronics (FEL)

Thierry Djenizian

  • Heterogeneous integration on flexible substrates.
  • Ductile sensors
  • Energy harvesting
  • Electronic skin
Manufacturing Sciences and Logistics (SFL)

Nabil Absi

  • Micro-electronics for manufacture and logistics
  • Planning and scheduling
Secure Architectures and Systems (SAS)

Jean-Max Dutertre

  • Applied research to guarantee the integrity of electronic components and of their contents (such as cryptographic keys, software modules, intellectual property cores, data in memories, etc.) against “attacks”.

Common research team with the ECA-Leti.

Bioelectronics (BEL)

David Moreau

  • Tools for the neurosciences
  • Biosensors for the diagnosis
  • Toxicology and detection of toxic products

Henri Fayol Institute

« Industry and territories of the future: efficiency, resilience and sustainability »

Applied Mathematics – Computer science – Industrial engineering – Environmental sciences – Management and humanities

Computer science and intelligent systems (ISI)

Antoine Zimmermann

Inter-connection of digital contents, services, things and people

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Semantic Web
  • Data mining
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Social Networks
  • Virtual Communities
Mathematics and Operations Research for Engineering (GMI)

Mireille Batton-Hubert

Mathematics for Decision Support tools based on computational and numerical methods

  • Simulation
  • Forecasting and optimization for physic processes and industrial systems
  • Inclusion of Uncertainty
Organisation and environmental engineering (GEO)

Jonathan Villot

Environmental, economic and social performances of production systems and territories

  • Environmental assessment
  • Sustainable logistic
  • Servitization
  • Territory resilience
Responsible management and innovation (MRI)

Jean-Michel Degeorge

Global Performance through Sustainable Innovation

  • Collaborative Platforms for Sustainable Innovation CSR
  • Innovation and Value Creation in SMEs
  • Managerial and Organizational Practices

Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering

« Materials by design »

Fuel-efficient transportation – Carbon light energies – Materials performance monitoring

Mechanics and Direct Manufacturing Processes (MPE)

Julien Bruchon

  • Direct manufacturing processes
  • Multi-materials
  • Numerical and physical modelling
  • Multi-physics coupling
  • Mechanics of solids
  • Fluids and porous media
Physical mechanics and Interfaces (MPI)

Frédéric Christien

  • Durability in severe environments
  • Stress corrosion cracking
  • Hydrogen effects
  • Surface analysis
  • Sensory properties,
  • Materials for design
Physics and Mechanics for the Metallurgy (PMM)

Julien Favre

  • Innovating alloys
  • Microstructures
  • Volume and surface thermomechanical processing
  • High-resolution analysis
  • In-situ testing

Centre for Chemical Engineering

« Process Design for Energy and Environment, from fundamentals to technology »

Reactivity of solids, solid-gas interactions – Divided heterogeneous multicomponent systems – Particle dynamics and in-situ multi-scaling characterizations

Process for Environment and Geo-Ressources (PEG)

Baptiste Bouillot

  • Modelling of complex Hydrosystems
  • Recovery of Hydrometallurgical wastes
  • Depollution of Soils
Powder Science and Technology (PMMG)

Éric Serris

  • Powder Science and Technology
    • Powders and grains
    • Cement and concrete
  • Image analysis
    • Image processing
    • Image analysis
    • Image modelling
Process for solid conversion and Instrumentation (PTSI)

Loïc Favergeon

  • Multi-Scale modelling of Heterogeneous Reactors
  • Reactivity of Multi-Material Systems
  • Heterogeneous Kinetics
  • Solid-Gas Reactivity
  • Process Intensification and Instrumentation
  • Sensors