École supérieure de chimie physique électronique de Lyon

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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

  • 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

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

Famous scientists

  • Yves Chauvin (ESCIL 1954) : 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • Jean-Marie Basset (ESCIL 1965) : Member of the French Academy of Sciences (Académie des sciences), received in 1991 the award from Max Planck Society
  • Emile Kuntz (ESCIL 1965) : awarded in 2005 with the Chéreau Lavet Prize - Prize of the French Academy of Technologies
  • Jean Fréchet (ICPI-C 1966) : Henry Rapoport Chair of Organic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

CEOs and industrialists

  • Laurent de la Clergerie (ICPI-E 1994) : Founder and Chairman of the Management Board of LDLC.com
  • Bruno Bonnell (ESCIL 1981) : Founder of Infogrames Entertainment, SA, Chairman of the Board, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Chief Creative Officer of Atari, Inc..
  • Marcel Mérieux (ESCIL 1891) : Student of Louis Pasteur and founder of Institut Mérieux that became Sanofi Aventis. Institut Mérieux is a parent company of bioMérieux.

Other famous personalities

  • Jean-Christophe Rolland (ICPI-E 1991): Rowing Gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games

Facts & Figures

  • 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

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

  • Queen's University
  • École Polytechnique de Montréal
  • Université de Montréal
  • McGill University
  • University of Toronto
  • McMaster University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Université de Sherbrooke
  • University of British Columbia
  • Yuan Ze University
  • Tianjin University of Technology
  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule
  • Colombie Universidad Industrial de Santander
  • Universität Würzburg
  • Technische Universität Hamburg
  • Universität Stuttgart
  • Universität Ulm
  • Friedrich-Schiller-Universität
  • Technische Universität München
  • Universität Karlsruhe
  • Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
  • Universidad de Salamanca
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • University College London
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Durham
  • University of Hull
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Nottingham
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Royal Institute of Technology or Kungliga Tekniska högskolan (KTH)
  • North Carolina State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Purdue University
  • Tufts University
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Texas A&M University

Notes and references

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External links

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