STAR Carnot Institute

who we are

The STAR Carnot institute brings together 12 academic research laboratories located in Marseille. Spanning basic research all the way to technological innovation, its scope of activities covers 5 scientific areas with numerous sectors of application.

With extensive expertise and a multi-disciplinary approach, the Carnot Star institute puts its R&D resources at the service of socio-economic challenges.

This multidisciplinary approach is subdivided into 5 operational groupings

  • Materials and Processes
  • Electronic and Photonic Components and Systems
  • Systems Security and Hazards
  • Fluid mechanics and Heat and Mass Transfers
  • Imaging and Diagnostics

 Fields of application

  • Aeronautics and Aerospace
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Micro and Nano technologies
  • Natural and Industrial Hazards
  • Health
  • ICTs
  • Transport

Carnot Star Institute laboratories

  • IF, UMR 7249: Fresnel Institute
  • ICR, UMR 7273: Institute of Radical Chemistry
  • IM2NP, UMR 7334: Provence Institute of Microelectronic Materials and Nano-sciences
  • IRPHE, UMR 7342: Institute of Research into Out of equilibrium Phenomena
  • IUSTI, UMR 7343: University Institute of Industrial Thermal Systems
  • LAM, UMR 7326: Marseille Astrophysics Laboratory
  • LMA, UPR 7051: Mechanics and Acoustics Laboratory
  • LP3, UMR 7341: Lasers laboratory, Plasmas and Photonic Processes
  • LSIS, UMR 7296: Information Sciences and Systems Laboratory
  • MADIREL, UMR 7246: Laboratory of Porous Materials, Interfaces, Reactivity and Electrochemistry
  • M2P2, UMR 7340: Laboratory of Mechanics, Modelling & Chemical Engineering
  • PIIM, UMR 7345: Laboratory of the Physics of Ionic and Molecular Interaction
what we offer

Scientific expertise

  • Design, development and characterisation of materials
  • Development of innovative processes
  • Optical and electronic components
  • Sensors and biosensors, RFID systems
  • Security and monitoring of systems
  • Complex optical systems
  • Photonic processes, lasers
  • Instability, turbulence, plasmas
  • Acoustics and vibrations
  • Complex fluids
  • Signal processing, biomedical imaging
  • IT systems and data analysis
  • Modelling, digital simulation and management of complex systems

A non exhaustive list of the major pieces of equipment available

  • Wind tunnels
  • Anechoic chambers
  • High performance laser sources
  • Materials deposit technologies, clean rooms
  • Materials and component characterisation tools
  • Space/hostile environment test platform
  • Large aspherical optics polishing tools
  • Multi-purpose production platform
  • Supercomputers

STAR Carnot Institute

Technopôle de Château Gombert Europarc
Bâtiment C
26 rue John Maynard Keynes
13453 Marseille Cedex 13

Internet site:

Dr Christophe MULLER
Tel.: +33 (0)6 68 99 44 76
Dr Sandrine GALMICHE
Operating Manager
Tel.: +33 (0)6 38 37 53 89
knowledge management
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