Welcome to Georges Friedel Laboratory

CNRSThe Georges Friedel Laboratory (CNRS UMR 5307) is a unit of the Institute for Engineering and Systems Science (INSIS) of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). Located at the École des Mines de Saint-Étienne (EMSE) and under the administrative authority of both EMSE and CNRS, the laboratory gathers all of the potential of EMSE in the fields of Materials Science, Mechanics and Process Engineering.

The laboratory at a glance:

  • 50 teacher-researchers, 60 engineers, technicians or administration people, and 90 graduate or post-graduate students.
  • 75 "Web of Science" publications a year.
  • 20 to 25 PhD Theses a year.
  • A budget of 3+ M€ a year, of which 40% comes from industry.

The Georges Friedel Laboratory was born 01/01/2013 from the association of two former laboratories: the Claude Goux Laboratory (LCG, UMR 5146) and the Processes and Granular Media Laboratory (LPMG, FRE 3312).


Phone: +33 4 77 49 97 59

Fax: +33 4 77 42 00 00

Regular mail:

Laboratoire Georges Friedel
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne
158 cours Fauriel
42023 Saint-Etienne Cedex 2