UMI 2958 - Georgia Tech & CNRS
In 2006 an international research laboratory (UMI: Unité Mixte Internationale) was created as a joint laboratory between the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). It is noteworthy that GT-CNRS UMI is the first UMI located in France.
The laboratory is based primarily in Metz, France at the Georgia Tech Lorraine campus. Laboratory space has also recently been established at the Atlanta campus. Further collaborative research activity is pursued at partner locations. In addition to the founding partners GT and CNRS, the UMI involves four associated academic partners: two French engineering schools (SUPELEC and ENSAM) and two universities (the University of Franche-Comté and the University of Lorraine). At partner locations, collaborative research takes place in CNRS laboratories co-sponsored by these academic institutions: LMOPS (Laboratory for the Optical Properties of Materials) at SUPELEC, LEM3 (Laboratory of Microstructures and Mechanics of Materials) at the University of Lorraine, and FEMTO (Laboratory for MEMS, Photonics, Metrology and Mechanics) at the University of Franche-Comté.
Currently the UMI focuses on three primary research areas: