IEMN (Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology) is a Joint Research Unit created on the Ist of January 1992 by the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the University of Lille. The main objective for the creation of IEMN was to gather in a unique structure most of the regional research going from physics of materials to instrumentation and so to create in France Northern Region a multidisciplinary Institute with an international visibility. To bring together physicists, electronics and acoustics scientists having different cultures, methods and objectives, to elaborate a continuous knowledge and know-how, from theoretical problems to applications is a specificity to our Institute nowadays. Three missions have been assigned to IEMN:

• Research, covering multidisciplinary activities going from Nanosciences and nanotechnologies to instrumentation through telecommunications and acoustics,
• Education, mainly through Master and PhD,
• Innovation and transfer to industry, in particular regional SMEs

Contact: Farid Medjdoub