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LGC briefly

A joint research unit…

The LGC is a chemical engineering research centre located in Toulouse
It is a joint research unit (UMR5503) bringing together:

  • The National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS),
  • The Institut National Polytechnique (INP)
  • and the Université Paul Sabatier (UPS)

...linked to ...

  • Industry
    • Research in association with more than 50 industrial partners
  • Technology Transfer
    • Regional centre for innovation and technology transfer (CRITT)
    • TTT (Toulouse Tech Transfer)
  • Training :
    • Schools and University
    • UPS
    • Intra-University Working group in process engineering
  • Midi-Pyrénées Region
  • International: numerous universities abroad

…and organised into 6 research departments …

The aim of research at LGC through these 6 research departments is to design, optimize and scale-up new products, materials or transformation processes to respond to industrial demand for development and product adaptation.

aided by the service for technical support for research within the LGC.

- The main function of the Service for Process Analysis (SAP) is to ensure high quality services to the research teams, but also to any company that requires technical or intellectual assistance in the field of process engineering which concern the feasibility, the improvement and the control of a process.

- The SAP is based on the scientific environment and the expertise of the laboratory. It can implement about twenty analytical apparatuses to produce "Process data".

- The LGC also benefits from an on-campus mechanical workshop that enables the design and construction of experimental rigs and pilot plants for research purposes.

A research activity…

In process industries – including the chemical, pharmaceutical, biochemical, food and wastewater treatment industries – a number of physical, chemical and/or biological operations are performed in order to transform raw materials into a final product. Multidisciplinary research conducted at LGC focuses on the understanding and the implementation of these diverse process operations combining experimental, modelling and numerical approaches. The scale of interest ranges from molecules and multiphase interfaces to micro-reaction engineering and industrial pilot plants.

…which targets the industrial processes...

Research conducted at the LGC impacts numerous industries and sectors including biotechnology, and the medical and environment sectors.

…situated on 3 Campuses…

The LGC employs more than 300 staff in 7 000m² located on 3 different campuses around Toulouse :

  • at Paul Sabatier University :
    • 1 500m² at the Faculté des Sciences et Ingénierie
    • 300m² at the Faculté de Pharmacie
  • at INP - ENSIACET :
    • 4 500m² at l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques et Technologiques (ENSIACET)
  • At INP - ENSAT :
    • 500m² at l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Toulouse (ENSAT)