The NanoX project is both a laboratory of excellence (LabEx) and a graduate school of research (GSR/EUR). It brings together on the same campus in Toulouse about 500 physicists and chemists, and 800 students working and learning at the frontier of knowledge in the domains of nano-physics and nano-chemistry, condensed and “soft” matter physics, optics, and atomic/cluster physics.
The mastering of many aspects of the “Nano world”, from the elaboration of materials to their characterization by a whole variety of techniques, the study of matter in extreme conditions (very high magnetic field, very low temperature, ultra-high spatial and temporal resolution…), and the interplay between experimental and theoretical approaches constitute our trademark.
In Toulouse, physicists and chemists have been working hand-in-hand for more than ten years, sharing common research goals, mobilizing their knowledge and know how for technological and scientific innovation. To foster this dynamics, NanoX aims at developing ambitious scientific projects in order to bridge gaps and impulse collaborations between its teams, and above all, support new research axes and operations emerging from this dynamic interaction.
In addition, the graduate school strongly invests in the development of the attractiveness of the local masters and the doctoral school (master scholarships, experimental training programs, and links with the private sector…) as well as in building an innovative educational program based on learning by research.
Besides spectacular results on the development of knowledge in the field of science of Matter, NanoX helps to develop ambitious initiatives in the domain of the valorisation of its results ((creation of one or two start-ups per year in particular), and the diffusion of scientific knowledge toward a wide range of public.
The strength of NanoX is to integrate experimental and theoretical approaches, teaching and research, creativity and innovation within the same dynamic.
Our mission is to set up closer relationships between education (master’s and PhD programs), research laboratories and private companies. We offer to our students, teachers and scientists community an international visibility, dedicated facilities both for research and education, and mobility support for better learning and collaboration.
NanoX is a french Ecole Universitaire de recherche – EUR
The French “Plan Investissement d’avenir #3” has labeled NanoX in November 2017, out of 191 applications reviewed by an international jury. The selected projects combine universities, engineering schools and research organizations, have a strong international dimension, and stronger links with business opportunities and economic actors.
The NanoX project relies on :
- a research laboratory of excellence, the former Labex NEXT, created in 2011 and which has a significant pulling effect in basic and applied research, in the Nano, Extreme measurements and theory domains, and at the interface between chemistry, material science, technology and physics,
- the new educational program NanoX graduate school, which leads an innovative curriculum, based on “hands-on” intensive courses and in-lab immersion.
LNCMI Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses
LCAR Laboratoire Collisions Agrégats Réactivité
LCPQ Laboratoire de Chimie et Physique Quantiques
CEMES Centre d’Elaboration de Matériaux et d’Etudes Structurales
LPCNO Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie des Nano-objets
LPT Laboratoire de Physique Théorique
LCC Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination
CIRIMAT Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche et d’Ingénierie des Matériaux
IMRCP Laboratoire des Interactions Moléculaires et Réactivités Chimiques et Photochimiques
LHFA Laboratoire Hétérochimie Fondamentale et Appliquée
SPCMIB Laboratoire de Synthèse et Physico-Chimie de Molécules d’Intérêt Biologique
INSA Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse
UPS Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III
Toulouse INP- ENSIACET Ecole de la transformation de la matière et de l’énergie
CALMIP Mésocentre de Calcul Intensif
AIME Atelier Interuniversitaire de Micro Electronique
Microcaracterisation Raymond Castaing
NanoX gathers a leading scientific university: Université Paul Sabatier UPS, and two “Grande École”/engineering school: INSA Toulouse and Toulouse INP- ENSIACET, with the main french research organism: CNRS and 11 laboratories in Toulouse :
- the CEMES: Centre d’Elaboration de Matériaux et d’Etudes Structurales
- the CIRIMAT: Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche et d’Ingénierie des Matériaux
- the IMRCP: Laboratoire des Interactions Moléculaires et Réactivités Chimiques et Photochimiques
- the LCAR: Laboratoire Collision Agrégats Réactivité
- the LCC: Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination
- the LCPQ: Laboratoire de Chimie et Physique Quantiques
- the LHFA: Laboratoire Hétérochimie Fondamentale et Appliquée
- the LNCMI-T: Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses
- the LPCNO: Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie des Nano-Objets
- the LPT: Laboratoire de Physique Théorique
- the SPCMIB: Laboratoire de Synthèse et Physico-Chimie de Molécules d’Intérêt Biologique