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Ecole Centrale de Lyon – Laboratory of Tribology and Dynamics of Systems (LTDS) and the Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Saint Etienne (ENISE)

The Ecole Centrale de Lyon is one of the top French “Grande Ecole d’Ingénieurs” who became a public engineering school in 1947. It is associated with the Ecole Centrale de Paris, Nantes, Marseille and Lille within the intergroup that these five schools formed about twenty years ago. The Ecole Centrale de Lyon belongs to institutions delivering the Engineer Diploma of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The objective of this school is to produce generalist engineers during training lasting 3 years within a group of 360 students. The permanent staff, whose number is around 300, are also involved in research spread amongst 6 laboratories. Around 170 PhD students work in these laboratories. Among them, the LTDS (Laboratory of Tribology and Dynamics of Systems, UMR 5513) has about 100 PhD students and 100 permanent staff. LTDS is evaluated A+ (the highest ranking) by the French Evaluation Agency for Higher Education and Research (AERES) and is one of the best research labs in its fields in the world.

The LTDS laboratory is a JRU (Joint Research Unit – UMR 5513) and its legal representative are the Ecole Centrale de Lyon (ECL), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), and the Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Saint Etienne (ENISE). All the scientific work will be carried out in the LTDS , at the ECL but the costs of the project will be borne by the members of the JRU and Centrale Innovation (C-Innov, the subsidiary of ECL), as C Innov will provide financial management on behalf of the JRU.

The scientific activities of the LTDS are divided into 3 teams:

  • Tribology, physicochemistry and dynamics of interfaces (TPCDI),
  • Mechanics of the heterogeneous media, transformation processes (MMP),
  • Dynamics, durability, reliability (DDR).
 
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