CEMEF, centre of excellence

CEMEF, which stands for Centre de Mise en Forme des Matériaux, or Centre for Material Forming, is a leading research centre in the field of material forming.

CEMEF's organization chart

The research centre was created in 1974 and is located in the Sophia Antipolis science park, near Nice in the south of France .  
It is a research laboratory of Mines ParisTech and has been associated with CNRS, the French National Centre for Scientific Research since 1979. As a laboratory of MINES ParisTech, it is part of Institut Carnot-Mines.

Its research contracts are managed by Armines, a non-profit organization.

Its software programmes are marketed by the scientific software publishers, Transvalor and Sciences Computers Consultants.

Its educational programmes and activities are evaluated by an Industrial Guidance Committee each year.

On June 31st, 2013, it has 163 people.

CEMEF combines: :

  • top-level research
  • teaching and training via research
  • active collaboration with international industry

CEMEF develops global approaches in materials forming, combining:

  • physics
  • physical chemistry
  • mechanics
  • thermics
  • modelling
  • numerical simulation
B.P. 207 - 06904 Sophia Antipolis Cedex
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