PSA Peugeot Citroën to Create Materials and Processes Competency Centre

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PSA Peugeot Citroën to Create Materials and Processes Competency Centre in Lorraine with Three Academic Partners

PSA Peugeot Citroën has announced the creation of an OpenLab with three academic partners: Unité Mixte Internationale Georgia Tech-CNRS (UMI 2958), Ecole Nationale Supérieur d’Arts et Métiers, Metz and the Centre de Recherche Publique (CRP) Henri Tudor in Luxembourg. The partners were selected for their recognised capabilities in robotics and in innovative materials and processes, such as nanomaterials, surface treatments and composites.
The Materials & Processes OpenLab will be coordinated by UMI GT-CNRS and housed in the Georgia Tech-Lorraine building in Metz.

The letter of intent will be signed on 19 May at Georgia Tech-Lorraine in Metz by Sylvain Allano, PSA Peugeot Citroën Executive Scientific Director, Abdallah Ougazzaden, Director of UMI GT-CNRS, Jean Chretien, Director of Ecole Nationale Supérieur d’Arts et Métiers, Metz and Marc Lemmer, Managing Director of CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg.

The Lorraine Regional Council, the Department of the Moselle, the Metz Métropole Urban Community and the Metz Municipality will participate in the event. The signature ceremony is part of the Arts et Métiers Convention, to be held in Lorraine from 20 to 22 May.

To remain on the leading edge of automotive products and services, PSA Peugeot Citroën is creating a network of OpenLabs to strengthen its scientific partnerships with the world’s most advanced scientific laboratories.

OpenLabs are designed to pool the Group’s research teams and testing resources with those of partner laboratories in joint research structures. They will make it possible to explore major themes concerning the future of the automobile and to closely track the latest scientific discoveries worldwide.

Media Contact:
PSA Peugeot Citroën: Laure de Servigny
+33 (0)1.40.66.35.42. – +33 (0)6.70.18.88.75.
laure.deservigny@mpsa.com

Georgia Tech-Lorraine: Marie-Pierre Delaleux - +33 (0)3 87 20 39 42
mapy@georgiatech-metz.fr

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