École nationale supérieure des industries chimiques (ENSIC, Nancy)

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The École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques (ENSIC) is an Engineering School dedicated to Chemical Engineering in Nancy, France.

Ensic Nancy is one of the seven schools of the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL), France's largest technological university.

It was founded by Albin Haller in 1887 to provide engineers for the rapidly expanding chemical industry. One of its early professors, Victor Grignard, obtained the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1912 for his invention of the organo-metallic compounds known as "Grignard's reagents". After the Second World War, ENSIC introduced to France chemical engineering principles developed in the English-speaking world.

The school created a foundation in December 2008 to support its activities, called Fondation ENSIC, with the participation of Arkema.

ENSIC Nancy in numbers[edit]

  • 450 masters-level engineering students
  • 200 internships in France and abroad
  • 100 professors, assistant professors and CNRS researchers (permanent staff)
  • 180 graduate students

Engineering programs[edit]

ENSIC Nancy offers two masters-level engineering degrees accredited by the Commission des titres d'ingénieur (France) and by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK).

  • " Ingénieur des Industries Chimiques" (I2C) three years after a 2-years preparatory program of intensive study.
  • " Ingénieur des Techniques de l'Industrie" (FITI) : cooperative industrial-academic training program in Chemical Engineering Technology

Continuing education[edit]

  • A 2-year program open to Chemical Engineering technicians with 3-5 years of professional experience.
  • 60 selected topical-courses delivered by the ENSIC Continuing Education Center.

Research laboratories[edit]

2 Laboratories:

  • LCPM: Laboratoire de Chimie Physique des Réactions (Polymer Science and Macromolecular Physical Chemistry)
  • LRGP : Laboratoire de Réactions et Génie des Procédés

Research activities[edit]

Research Activities in the following fields:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Chemical reaction engineering
  • Chemical kinetics and catalysis
  • Separation processes
  • Transport phenomena
  • Characterisation and synthesis of polymers
  • Modelling and process control
  • Chemical engineering in rheologically complex media
  • Formulation and product engineering
  • Bioorganic chemistry, biotechnology and bioengineering
  • Photochemistry and photophysics
  • Safety, health, energy and environment
  • Micro- and nanotechnology

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Coordinates: 48°41′58″N 06°10′48″E / 48.69944°N 6.18000°E / 48.69944; 6.18000