Polytech Nantes is home to 7 world-renowned high-level research laboratories with cutting edge equipment. The strength of these research labs lies in their numerous research contracts with businesses, in particular small companies, as well as in their significant involvement in European and international collaborations.

Our laboratories have a number of academic and industrial partners both in France and abroad. French and foreigh students carry out research projects in these laboratories. The professors conduct research activities alongside their teaching missions.
Polytech Nantes welcome PhD students in its laboratories.

Fields of research


Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes (LS2N)
Digital Sciences Laboratory of Nantes (LS2N - UMR 6004)
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Institut d'Électronique et de Télécommunications de Rennes (IETR)
Electronics and Telecommunications Institute of Rennes (IETR - UMR 6164 CNRS) - Site de Nantes Download the presentation document

Institut de Recherche en Énergie Électrique de Nantes Atlantique (IREENA)
Nantes Atlantique Electrical Engineering Research Institute (IREENA - UPRES EA 4642) Download the presentation document


Institut des Matériaux de Nantes Jean Rouxel (IMN)
Jean Rouxel Materials Institute (IMN, UMR 6502 CNRS) Download the presentation document

Institut de Recherche en Génie Civil et Mécanique (GeM)
Institute of Research in Civil Engineering and Mechanics (GeM, UMR 6183 CNRS) Download the presentation document

Laboratoire Génie des Procédés Environnement - Agroalimentaire (GEPEA)
Laboratory of Bioprocess Engineering, Environment and Agrifood (GEPEA - UMR 6144 CNRS) Download the presentation document

Laboratoire de Thermique et Energie de Nantes (LTeN)
Nantes Thermokinetic Laboratory (LTeN - UMR 6607 CNRS) Download the presentation document

The Institute of Man and Technology (IHT)

Part of Polytech Nantes, the IHT plays an important role in the education of engineers, boosting interdisciplinary research in the fields of engineering, human and social sciences. Two research topics have thus been developed:
  • Risks and vulnerability
  • Objects, Businesses, and the Technologies of information and communication (OSTIC)