Research Laboratories


 In collaboration with CNRS and Aix-Marseille Université, Centrale Marseille has established 7 research groups within which the majority of its lecturers focus their research.

Centrale Marseille’s laboratories contribute to Aix-Marseille Université’s scientific profile and its valorization in business and industry. They participate in the training of engineering students who can also be integrated through projects and internships.

Co-Management of Units

Institut Fresnel, Fresnel Profile

Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique de Marseille (LMA), LMA Profile

Institut de Rercherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Equilibre (IRPHE), IRPHE Profile

Institut des Sciences Moléculaires de Marseille (ISM2), ISM2 Profile

Groupement de Rercherche en Economie Quantitative d'Aix-Marseille (GREQAM), GREQAM Profile

Institut Mathématique de Marseille (I2M),created 1 January 2014 through the merger of the Laboratoire d'Analyse, Topologie, Probabilités (LATP), and the Institut Mathématique de Luminy (IML), I2M Profile

Laboratoire de Mécanique Modélisation et Procédés Propres (M2P2), M2P2 Profile

Other partner laboratories

Institut Matériaux Microélectronique Nanosciences de Provence (IM2NP), IM2NP Profile

lnstitut des Sciences du Mouvement (ISM), Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Marseille (LIF). LIF Profile

Research Federations 

They bring together a number of research groups. Their goal is to share resources (doctoral programmes, methods for calculation, scientific documentation) and applications for funding from local authorities and encourage scientific initiatives (...).

Research federations and co-supervision

Fédération des Sciences chimiques de Marseille (FR 1739)

The objective is to encourage collectively the development of a highly visible pole of scientific research at the national and international level, in which the many facets of modern chemistry are represented in synergy with research laboratories at the campuses of Saint Jérôme, Luminy, Timone, GLM CNRS and Arbois, and with valorization structures such as the competitivity poles of Eurobiomed, PASS, risques, Capénergie and Institut Carnot - STAR.

This Federation’s activities focus on two main themes:

  • management of shared platforms that correspond to the needs of the research community,
  • participation in the site with a programme of weekly conferences, seminars and thematic study days and funding for local scientific events.

Fédération Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (Mecanics - Energetic) de Marseille (FR 3515)

The Fédération Fabri de Peiresc seeks to develop more and more collaboration amongst its partners’ research groups in their desire to carry out shared and transversal research in the fields of mechanics and energy and test their application to the widest range of circumstances. This has led to bringing together research groups at the Château-Gombert Technopole by setting up LMA on campus. Obviously, collaboration by these groups already exists, through their involvement in the Doctoral School in ‘Sciences for Engineers: Mechanics, Physics, Micro- and Nanoelectronics’ and through regional projects. Researchers in these laboratories are mostly located at the Château-Gombert Technopole, north of Marseilles, apart from LMA which will soon move to the campus.

Fédération de recherche des unités de Mathématiques de Marseille (FRUMAM)

Other partner federations of research

Fédération ECCOREV (Continental Ecosystems and Environmental Risks) (ECCOREV)