INSA Lyon is one of the top ranked Universities of Technology in Europe, and operates a fully integrated Education, Research and Innovation approach. Organised around 5 thematic fields involving 21 laboratories, research at INSA Lyon involves over 500 researchers and professors, 650 Ph.D. students and carries over a thousand industrial contracts and 200 funded research projects. The group LGCIE SMS-ID (INSA) is specialized in the modeling of multi-scale aspects in microstructures and composite materials via Enriched Continuum Models. Such models allow to account for the presence of microstructure in the simplified framework of Continuum Mechanics so allowing for time compression in numerical FEM codes. The composite group of LaMCoS Lab (INSA) performs research in the field of analysis and simulation of composite forming. It is a partner of several French projects and European projects. It collaborates with several French and international companies SNECMA, SAFRAN, Eurocopter, Airbus, Solvay. 

Ingénierie des Matériaux Polymères (Polymer Materials Engineering Lab. / IMP) belongs from INSA Lyon and CNRS as UMR #5223. The total staff of this laboratory is about 220 including 100 PhD students. The researches are dedicated to polymer-based materials including composite materials based on polymers. The activities are run within four expertise: i/ polymer chemistry and formulation; ii/ rheology and polymer processing; iii/ physical properties of polymer-based materials and functional polymers; iv/ polymers for health. The IMP Lab. runs the Polymer Lyon Science & Engineering node which joins several academic labs and large companies devoted to polymer science and engineering.  The IMP Lab. was coordinator of the NANOFUN-POLY NoE Network of Excellence dedicated to Nanocstructured and Multifunctional Polymers and Nanocomposites from 2004-2008 during FP7 Programme and has the Vice-Presidency for Research of the European Center for Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites (ENCNP SA.) issued from NANOFUN-POLY NoE. In the field of composite materials based on polymer matrices, the expertise concerned: i/ chemistries and formulations of synthetic and bio-based thermoplastic and thermoset matrices; ii/ the (nano)filler/fiber - polymer interfaces (from nanoscale to composite scale); iii/ the micromechanics of the interfaces in relation to the chemistry of polymer matrices, sizing formulation, processing conditions, etc.; v/ the development of in-situ analysis methods such as microdielectrometry to follow cure kinetics and state as well crystallization processes. 

Professor Angela Madeo: 


  • 2009: PhD in theoretical and Applied Mechanics · Sapienza University of Roma
  • 2006: MS in Engineering Science and Mechanics Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Field of research: Enriched Continuum Models for microstructured and composite materials. Personal webpage Recipient of the bronze medal CNRS 2015. Junior member of the “Institut Universitaire de France”, 2016. Member of the Editorial Boards of “Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids” (SAGE) and “Mathematics and Mechanics of Complex Systems” (MSP). Author and co-author of 40 papers in international peer-reviewed journals (H-Factor: 21), 1 book, 2 book chapters.

Professor Philippe Boisse.


Fields of research: Textile composites, Simulations of composite forming processes.  Senior member of the “Institut Universitaire de France”, 2016.  Director of doctoral school MEGA of Lyon (450 Ph.D. students). President of ESAFORM (European Association for Material Forming) (2008-2012).President of AMAC (French Association for Composite Materials). Associated Editor of the Int. Journal of Material Forming (Springer). Member of the Editorial Board of Composites part B (Elsevier), Applied Composite Materials (Springer). Author and co-author of 140 international papers and 13 books and book chapters.

Prof. Jean-François Gérard.


He is co-author of more than 237 research papers, 10 chapter books, 109 invited lectures in international conferences, and 360 communications in international conferences (WoS: h/40, Cit./4392). He is also co-author of 10 patents and he supervised 62 PhD students. His research activities focus on: i) Nanostructured polymers and nanostructuration processes (Nanocomposites, hybrid organic inorganic nanomaterials, (nano)microphase separation phenomena –(nano)blends-, polymer confinement, agents for nanostructuration (oxo-clusters, ILs, etc); ii) Interfaces and interphases and multiphase polymer materials (Surfaces, adhesion processes in multiphasic materials, i.e. polymer blends, coatings, fiber-based composites); iii) Polymer-based composite materials (Interfacial phenomena (fiber sizing, micromechanics), processing – reactive or non-reactive, dispersions).

Prof. Jannick Duchet-Rumeau.

She is the head of a national research network on Polymers and Ionic Liquids. She is author of 86 papers in international journals, 5 book chapters and 100 communications in international conferences. She has supervised 30 PhD students. Her research topics are related to i) Processing of nanocomposites materials, ii) Processing of mesoporous materials with the use of carbon dioxide in supercritical medium as a foaming agent; iii) Processing of self assembled materials onto inorganic surfaces with the use of phase separation phenomena in polymer blends and of self organization phenomena (nanolithography, optical properties, etc.); iv) Processing of nanomaterials from Ionic Liquids, v) Tailoring of interfaces/interphases in the heterogeneous materials : polymer blends and fiber based composites.

Prof. Ali Daouadji,


Ph.D. in Mechanics of Materials, Central Paris; Habilitation: University of Lorraine.

Field of research: Discrete Modeling of materials.

Responsibilities: Director of the Laboratory of Civil end Environmental Engineering (around 50 members) and Chair of Granular Material Technical Committee of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (USA). Associate Editor of  Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE). Dr Daoudji autored about 60 papers and book chapters.