École supérieure de chimie physique électronique de Lyon

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École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon
Established 1883
President Jean Dercourt
Director Gérard Pignault
Admin. staff 400
Students 700
Location Lyon, France
Website www.cpe.fr/

École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon or CPE Lyon is a French engineering school.

It is located in Villeurbanne, near Lyon.

CPE Lyon offers a high level of teaching (Master's degree) in two different disciplines :

Chemistry and chemical engineering 
conception, synthesis and manufacture of new molecules with high added value, with the necessity of being “first on the market”, and with concern for the environment and for sustainability
Electronics, telecommunications,maths, computer science 
a global education in electronics, microelectronics, computer science, image and signal processing, and telecommunications and applied math

CPE Lyon is also well known for its research in organic chemistry, analytical sciences, chemical and process engineering, microelectronics, and image processing.

Selected students can prepare a Ph.D. in one of the CPE Lyon research laboratories (50 new students per year on average).

History[edit]

  • 1883 : The École Supérieure de Chimie Industrielle de Lyon (ESCIL) is founded by Jules Raulin, student of Louis Pasteur
  • 1919 : Victor Grignard awarded in 1912 with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, becomes director of the École Supérieure de Chimie Industrielle de Lyon (ESCIL)
  • 1919 : The Institut de Chimie et Physique Industrielles de Lyon (ICPI) is founded by Professor Lepercq
  • 1933 : The École Supérieure de Chimie Industrielle de Lyon (ESCIL) is awarded with the Légion d'Honneur by the Ministry of War, for services rendered to the nation
  • 1993 : Hubert Curien, former chairman of the European Space Agency (ESA), former president of the CERN and former minister is appointed President of the École Supérieure de Chimie Industrielle de Lyon (ESCIL)
  • 1994 : The École Supérieure de Chimie Industrielle de Lyon (ESCIL) and the Institut de Chimie et Physique Industrielles de Lyon (ICPI) merged to found the École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon (CPE-Lyon)
  • 2005 : Jean Dercourt, Secretary of the French Academy of Sciences, is appointed President of the École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon (CPE-Lyon)

Alumni[edit]

Alumni of the École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon. They include, among many others :

Famous scientists

CEOs and industrialists

Other famous personalities

Facts & Figures[edit]

  • 75% of the students spend at least one year abroad
  • 75 Companies (average) attend the yearly CPE Lyon Student Recruiting Event (Journée Entreprise)
  • 11 Research Laboratories in cooperation with the CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
  • 24 000 m² dedicated to the Education, R&D
  • 500 publications per year
  • 50 PhD graduations per year
  • 30 patents per year
  • 3,37M€ revenues from contracts with the Industry in 2005

International Exchanges[edit]

Since many years CPE Lyon has been creating partnerships with 90 universities abroad including:

Notes and references[edit]

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Coordinates: 45°47′03″N 4°52′08″E / 45.78417°N 4.86889°E / 45.78417; 4.86889