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The renewal of the Georgia Tech-CNRS UMI

8 March 2018

The signing of the renewal of the International Joint Research Unit (UMI – unite mixte internationale) Georgia Tech-CNRS between the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta in the USA), Georgia Tech Lorraine campus (Metz in France) and the CNRS was celebrated on March 8th. The ceremony was hosted by the Acting deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy, Kristina Kvien.

Since 2006, year of its creation, the UMI Georgia Tech-CNRS has acquired an important visibility by an excellent scientific production and has been involved in local, national and international research programs in the area of secured networks and smart materials for optics, electronics and mechanics.
Important alliances were established with academic and industrial partners, which allowed the UMI being a bridge between France and Atlanta, contributing to the mobility of both researchers and international students.
The renewal of the Georgia Tech-CNRS UMI is also a moment when a new Director of the laboratory is being appointed, Prof. Jean-Paul Salvestrini, from Georgia Tech Lorraine.
During the 5 following years, the laboratory will focus on non-linear optics, smart materials, informatics and robotics.

Thursday, March 8th 2018, the celebration of the renewal gathered (from left to right) M. Antoine Petit – CNRS Chairman and CEO, M. Stephen Cross – Vice President Research Georgia Tech, M. Yves Berthelot - President of Georgia Tech-Lorraine, as well as the academic partners of the UMI.

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