If you want to know more about the institute’s research themes, read about our researchers in the Live Labs: there is augmented surgery, quantum cryptography, oceanographic data, and more.

From the vestiges of the past to the narrative : reclaiming time to remember together

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The 21st Century is marked by a profound change in our relationship with time, now merely perceived in terms of acceleration, speed, changes and emergencies. At Mines Nantes, the sociologist Sophie Bretesché has positioned herself at the interfaces…

Removing pollutants from our homes - Frédéric Thévenet, Mines Douai

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Indoor air is polluted with several volatile organic compounds, some of which are carcinogenic. Frédéric Thévenet, a researcher at Mines Douai, develops solutions for trapping and eliminating these pollutants, and for improving tests for…

Aid in interpreting medical images

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Reading and understanding computerized tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) images is a task for specialists. Nevertheless, tools exist which may help medical doctors interpret medical images and make diagnoses. Treatment and…

Ontologies: powerful decision-making support tools

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Searching for, extracting, analyzing, and sharing information in order to make the right decision requires great skill. For machines to provide human operators with valuable assistance in these highly-cognitive tasks, they must be equipped with…

Flax and hemp among tomorrow's high-performance composite materials - Chung-Hae Park, Mines Douai

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Composite materials are increasingly being used in industry, especially in the transport sectors (automotive and aeronautics). These lightweight and multifunctional materials have great potential for limiting environmental footprint, and will…

Digital commons: individual interests to serve a community - Nicolas Jullien, Télécom Bretagne

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In a world where the economy is increasingly service-based, digital commons is key to developing the collaborative economy. At Télécom Bretagne, Nicolas Jullien, an economics researcher, is studying online epistemic communities, creation communities…

Pollution control by constructed wetlands: an expanding French industry - Florent Chazarenc, Mines Nantes

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The ability of wetland areas to retain and treat a wide variety of pollutants in urban and rural areas has been known about for a number of years. Understanding how they work has facilitated the creation of biofilters such as constructed wetalnds.…

Biosensors for monitoring herbicides in water

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Water preservation and management involves detecting its pollutants. Among those most frequently found in surface water and groundwater are weed-killers, such as the well-known glyphosate. At Mines Alès, Ingrid Bazin is working on developing…

When biology meets electronics

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Since starting at Mines Saint-Etienne in 2009, researcher Róisín Owens has created unusual devices: cell cultures coupled with electronic monitoring, able to give a real-time measurement of the state of health and reactions of cells when confronted…

The internet of tomorrow: New issues, new challenges, Daniel Kofman, Télécom ParisTech

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In just a few years the internet has revolutionized daily life, becoming part of every aspect of society. However, the coming transformations may go much deeper, leading to major changes in the paradigms of vertical markets such as healthcare,…

Precision measurement and characterization, Yaneck Gottesman, Télécom SudParis

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Yaneck Gottesman, a metrologist and specialist in the analysis and characterization of components, contributes to the development of the Optics and Photonics laboratory at Télécom SudParis. The lab is equipped with innovative high-performance…

Intelligence incarnated, a bio-inspired approach in the field of robotics - Frédéric Boyer, Mines Nantes

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Using nature as inspiration is certainly the oldest scientific approach and one that still has much to reveal. Bio-inspired robotics is a research topic at Mines Nantes that uses this process. It does not aim to simply mimic, but actually to…