Introduction to the Unité Matériaux et Transformations
The laboratory "Unité Matériaux Et Transformations" was created in January 2010 following the merger of four former laboratories of the Lille campus. The UMET laboratory now hosts a large portion of the research in Materials Science of the the Université Lille1. In January 2014, the laboratory includes 52 professors and assistant professors, 11 CNRS researchers, 20 technical and admin staff, 53 PhD students, and 9 researchers on temporary contracts or emeritus, accounting for a total of about 150 members, including 83 permanent staff.
The are five research groups:
The UMET laboratory belongs to larger consortium, the "fédération de recherche Michel-Eugène Chevreul", that hosts laboratories related to materials science in Northern France. The UMET is one of the three large members of the consortium, that also includes the Unité de Catalyse et de Chimie du Solide (UCCS) and the Laboratoire de Spectrochimie Infrarouge et Raman (LASIR). Among other tasks, the consortium is in charge of running large scale experimental facilities (NMR, electron diffraction, X-ray diffraction, mass spectroscopy, vibrationnal spectroscopy...). The UMET is hosting the Centre commun de microscopie de Lille within its building and provides the associated technical staff.