Georges Friedel Laboratory UMR 5307

Welcome to Georges Friedel Laboratory

The Georges Friedel Laboratory (CNRS UMR 5307) is a unit of the Institute for Engineering and Systems Science (INSIS) of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). Located at the École des Mines de Saint-Étienne and under the administrative authority of both EMSE and CNRS, the laboratory gathers all of the potential of EMSE in the fields of Materials Science, Mechanics and Process Engineering.

LGF is an academic research actor, in strong partnership with Industry, being one of the major actors in addressing the following issue:

Durability and energy efficiency of components and factory.

From grain to factory / From material to component

The reseach unit  is structured into 6 instrument platforms and 6 technological and digital platforms to support research activities, organized into 4 research teams.

The laboratory at a glance:

  • 45 teacher-researchers, 50 engineers, technicians or administration people, and 60 graduate or post-graduate students.
  • 70 “Web of Science” publications a year.
  • 20 PhD Theses a year.
  • A budget of 2 M€ a year, of which 50% comes from industry.

The Georges Friedel Laboratory was born 01/01/2013 from the association of two former laboratories: the Claude Goux Laboratory (LCG, UMR 5146) and the Processes and Granular Media Laboratory (LPMG, FRE 3312).


Phone: +33 4 77 49 97 59

Postal address
Laboratoire Georges Friedel
École des Mines de Saint-Étienne
158, cours Fauriel
CS 62362

F-42023 Saint-Étienne cedex 2