The laboratory "Unité Matériaux Et Transformations" was created in January 2010 following the merger of four former laboratories of the Lille campus. The UMET laboratory now hosts a large portion of the research in Materials Science of the the Université de Lille. The laboratory includes approximately 80 professors and assistant professors, and CNRS researchers, 40 technical and administration staff, 60 PhD students, and 15 temporary contracts researchers or emeritus faculty.
The are six research groups:
- Matériaux Moléculaires et Thérapeutiques
- Mineral Physics
- Métallurgie Physique et Génie des Matériaux
- Polymer Systems Engineering (ISP)
- Interface Processes and Hygiene of Materials (PIHM)
All work on materials science, but with different applications.
Both the ISP and PIHM research groups are involved in ECONOMICS project.