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UMR 6110-CNRS - U1


Offre de rechercheOriginating from the merging of two laboratories (Marseille Observatory and the Space Astronomy Laboratory), the Marseille Astrophysics Laboratory is one of the four CNRS space laboratories. It itself belongs to OAMP (Marseille-Provence Astronomy Laboratory), a structure that federates the regional astronomy laboratories specialised in Sciences of the Universe. This whole will gather together in the Technology Park in a 10,000-m2 single building by the end of 2006


Director: Olivier LE FEVRE

Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille / OAMP
Technopôle Marseille Provence à Château-Gombert
Rue Frédéric Joliot Curie
13013 Marseille
Phone : +33 (0)4 91 05 59 00
Website :



Fresnel InstitutE

Sciences and technologies in l'optics, electromagnetism and image UMR 6133

Centrale Marseille - U1 - U3

The Fresnel Institute hosts 140 researchers, teaching researchers and doctoral candidates specialising in research in Photonics, Electromagnetism and Signal and Image Processing.

The Institute comprises 8 research teams that deal with metamaterials, band-gap crystals, laser damage, light diffusion, image processing, statistical optics, biophotonics, non-linear microscopic techniques, hyperfrequency imaging, high-resolution imaging, optical filtering, production technologies for multilayer components, multidimensional signal processing, biometry etc.

Director : Hugues GIOVANNINI

Institut Fresnel
Domaine Universitaire de Saint-Jérôme 
13397 Marseille Cedex 20
Phone : +33 (0)4 91 28 83 28
Website :





Material, Microelectronics and Nanoscience Institute of Provence

UMR 7334 CNRS Aix-Marseille Université


Im2np combines the skills necessary for research and education in materials science, microelectro­nics and nanoscience. Its core skills cover physics and chemistry sciences, devices, circuits and systems.

Director : Rachid BOUCHAKOUR

Technopôle Marseille Provence Château-Gombert
IMT - 38, rue Frédéric Joliot Curie
13451 Marseille Cedex 20 
Phone : +33 (0)4 91 05 45 28
Website :



Non-Equilibrium Phenomena Research Institute - UMR 7342


This multidisciplinary institute is a mixed research unit under the joint authority of CNRS, Aix-Marseille University and Ecole Centrale Marseille; it mainly focuses on modelling complex macroscopic systems applied to aeronautics, environment, energetics and biomechanics.

IRPHE is made up of 7 research teams: aerodynamics, self-organisation in non-equilibrium systems, biomechanics, rotating and geophysical flows, atmosphere ocean structures, fragmentation, mixture and combustion, turbulent flows.

The unit is connected to the Carnot Star Institute, the Mechanics Energetics Research Federation (FR 3515) and is one of the four laboratories that are labelled LABEX MEC.


Director : Uwe EHRENSTEIN

49 Rue Frédéric Joliot Curie
BP 146
13384 Marseille Cedex 13
Phone : +33 (0)4 96 13 97 00
Website :




IUSTI is a UMR CNRS 7343 Mixed Research Unit connected to Marseille's University Polytechnics (Polytech' Marseille). This major research unit is located on the Château Gombert venue; it takes part in research development and is paired with engineering training and research masters.

It includes 67 researchers and teaching researchers, 46 doctorands, 24 technical and administrative staff.


IUSTI research focuses on engineering sciences. It covers the fields of thermics, energetics, diphasic, reactive and granular media, compressible flows, shockwaves and phase changes.

It develops toward four main lines:

  •   Transfer physics
  •   Compressible flows, shockwaves and interfaces
  •   Combustion and risks
  •   Divided media and complex fluids

New research targets are emerging toward the living environment, such as biology and health, as well as toward civil engineering.


Director: Lounès TADRIST

Laboratoire de recherche de Polytech
5 rue Enrico Fermi
13453 Marseille Cedex 13
Phone : +33 (0)4 91 10 68 68
Website :




IUSTI, UMR 7343 – Supersonic section


IUSTI's supersonic wind tunnel is a device that provides high speed flows (2000 km/h). It makes it possible to study phenomena occurring e.g. with supersonic aircraft, Airbus-type jet engines or Ariane V-type rockets. Thanks to its original design, high quality of flow is obtained for several hours, thus making this device an outstanding tool to study high speed flows that is second to none in French universities. Research is carried out in co-operation with the main actors in high speed aerodynamics (aeronautic organisations and  industries such as ONERA, CNES, Dassault Aviation, Rolls Royce...) as well as by means of domestic and international co-operation with other research teams.


Director: Lounès TRADIST

Wind tunnel Manager: Pierre DUPONT


Laboratoire IUSTI

IUSTI, UMR 7343 - Groupe Supersonique

5 rue Enrico Fermi
13453 Marseille Cedex 13
Téléphone : +33 (0)4 91 10 69 65
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Mechanics, Modelling & Clean Use Laboratory
UMR 7340 - CNRS - Aix- Marseille Universities - Centrale Marseille

The laboratory’s activity is based on modelling and high-performance computing as well as experimental investigation. The main themes are dealt with by two major departments: "Digital Fluid Mechanics and Transfer" and "Clean Use and Environment". Located in 2 venues, Marseille Provence Technology Park and l'Arbois, M2MP has a staff of 36 teaching researchers (including 8 researchers from Ecole Centrale Marseille), 9 CNRS researchers, 23 habilitated researchers, 40 doctoral candidates (2005-2008), 7 post-doc/ATER, 15 postes d’accueil, 6 engineers and 4 administrative and technical employees.

Director : Patrick BONTOUX

Laboratoire de Mécanique, Modélisation & Procédés Propres
38 rue Frédéric Joliot Curie
IMT La Jetée
13451 Marseille Cedex 20
Phone : +33 (0)4 91 11 85 47




Analysis, Topology and Probability Laboratory LATP - UMR 7353


LATP is a mathematics laboratory that is made up of 4 research teams: - Fundamental Mathematics – Applied Analysis - Probabilities, Statistics and Signal Processing – Biologic Evolution and Modelling.


Director: Bruno TORRESANI

Laboratoire d’Analyse, Topologie, Probabilités
CMI - Université de Provence
39 rue Frédéric Joliot Curie
13453 Marseille Cedex 13
Phone : +33 (0)4 91 11 35 50
Website :


Responsable administrative : Marie-Christine TORT

Phone : +33 (0)4 13 55 14 00
Website :




LIF (Marseille Fundamental Computer Science Laboratory) - UMR 7279


LIF's QARMA team concentrate their research on statistical learning and multimedia information research. They develop learning models and algorithms, set up their theoretical foundations and compare them with actual tasks related to information research such as multimedia document indexation (sounds, texts, videos) or facial recognition in videos.


Person in charge : Liva RALAIVOLA

Luminy secretariat :

Executive secretary/Administration manager: Martine Quessada

Phone : +33 (0) 4 13 55 13 00

Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Marseille
CMI - Université de Provence
39 rue Frédéric Joliot-Curie
13453 Marseille Cedex 13
Phone : +33 (0)4 91 11 36 00
Website :





Mechanics and Acoustics Laboratory
CNRS own unit

LMA, whose siting in the Technology Park is in progress, is a CNRS Own Research Unit (UPR 7051) linked with the engineering and system science institute (INSIS) and within the scope of the 2008-2011 quadrennial agreement - bound by convention to the Université de Provence, Marseille Ecole Centrale and Université de la Méditerranée.

LMA’s research teams: Heterogeneous Materials and Structures, Digital Models, Modelling in Contact Mechanics, Acoustic Simulation, Active Control, Dynamics, Stochastics, Propagation and Imaging, Submarine Acoustics and Seismic Waves, Psychoacoustics, Modelling, Sound and Musical Signal Synthesis and Control.

Director : Ms. Dominique HABAULT

Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique
31, chemin Joseph-Aiguier
13402 Marseille Cedex 2
Phone : +33 (0)4 91 16 40 07
Website :



Analysis Departmental Laboratory

Public Service Laboratory of Bouches-du-Rhône Department Council

The laboratory's mission is to carry out inspections, analyses and diagnoses for the benefit of the population, and thus implement the Department Council's public health prevention policy.

  • Screening and biological follow-up of the patients from the medico-social centres (mother and child care, planning), free anonymous information and screening centres - Veneral Disease control centres and tuberculosis control centres.
  • Sanitary control of drink and bathing waters.
  • Sanitary control of foodstuff and collective food-borne infections.
  • Livestock protection from contagious diseases, and control of animal disease transmission to humans.
  • Dissemination and checking of good hygiene practices in the kitchens of public and private establishments.
  • Plant protection from parasites, import and domestic inspections.


Director : Isabelle MARTEL

Technopôle Marseille Provence Château-Gombert
28, rue Frédéric Joliot Curie - 13013 Marseille
Phone : 04 91 10 90 00 - Fax : 04 91 10 90 18
Website :



The Carnot STAR institute pools together twelve academic research laboratories located in Marseille. Its activities range from fundamental research through high-tech innovations and cover 5 scientific specialties connected to a number of fields of application. Thanks to its widespread expertise and transdisciplinary approach, the Carnot STAR institute provides its R&D potentialities to meet the challenges set by the socio-economical environment. This pluridisciplinary approach is developed into five lines of operation: - Materials and processes - Components and Electronic and Photonic Systems – System Security and Risks - Flows and Transfers - Imaging and Diagnosis. The Carnot STAR institute is made up of the following twelve laboratories: Fresnel Institute, ICR, IM2NP, IRPHE, IUSTI, LAM, LMA, LP3, LSIS, M2P2, MADIREL, and PIIM.


Director: Christophe MULLER

Institut Carnot STAR

Technopôle Marseille Provence Château-Gombert
Europarc, Bâtiment C
13453 Marseille Cedex 13
Phone : +33 (0)4 13 55 23 85
Website :


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