Hubs, Chairs, and Common Laboratories

Thematic Hubs

Hubs are project teams who work on themes emblematic of research excellence within E2S UPPA. Each hub gathers about 6 cross-disciplinary researchers for 5 years, in partnership with a local company or authority.

In the hands of the most creative researchers, hubs are intended to assert the leadership of E2S UPPA in the fields of Energy and the Environment.

They foster the creation of value and the maturation of research results in the industrial context.

Research Chairs

Over a period of 5 years on average, each chair combines research activities and advanced education around a prominent figure from the research world, the chairholder.

Numerous fields are involved at E2S UPPA:

  •     Energy and environmental transitions
  •     Architecture and Urban Physics
  •     CO2 storage
  •     History, Culture and Heritage
  •     Wave Modeling
  •     X-Ray Imaging
  •     Biomimicry
  •     Management
  •     Structural Geology
  •     Pulsed High Power
  •     Materials
  •     Energy Law

These chairs are aimed at well-known researchers with 5 to 15 years of experience after their PhD. They may involve shared funding between public or private partners and a contribution from E2S UPPA.

Within each chair, scientific projects are led by a group of three PhD students and two to four permanent researchers. Additional funds are also allocated for direct costs.

Junior Chairs

Junior Chairs are aimed at promising young researchers, generally with a first research experience, for a period of 1 to 3 years after their doctorate. The call for applications is widely publicized internationally.

The laureates are offered a position with conditional pre-tenure, for a period of five years, and start-up support including a doctoral fellowship, five one-year post-doctoral fellowships and partial coverage of direct costs. This scheme should allow the applicant, by the end of the project, to successfully apply for a Starting Grant from the European Research Council.

Joint Laboratories

UPPA participates in 6 joint laboratories with major industrial companies:

  •     The Laboratory of Complex Fluids and Reservoirs (LFCR), a joint research unit with TotalEnergies and the CNRS;
  •     The joint team with Nobatek/INEF4, on architecture and urban physics;
  •     The Applied Sciences in Electrical Engineering (SAGE) research laboratory, associated with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA);
  •     The Laboratory for the Study of Rheology and Adhesion of Adhesives for Medical Applications (LERAM), in partnership with Urgo;
  •     The International Laboratory for Molecular Mapping of Complex Matrices (IC2MC), created with CNRS, the University of Rouen, INSA Rouen and TotalEnergies, joined in 2019 by Florida State University;
  •     SEnGA on Storage of Gas Energy in Aquifers, in collaboration with Teréga (ex-TIGF).