As a public sector entity, LNE cames out scientific and technical research work both within its fields of competence and in pursuing avenues suggested by public authorities.
To execute its assigned technical assistance activities successfully, LNE has developed a broad array of multidisciplinary resources and skills to respond better, in its role as a reference laboratory, to the diversity of problem situations it is tasked with addressing by industrial firms, laboratories or public authorities. These challenges span consumer protection, public health and safety, environmental preservation and energy efficiency.
The Laboratory produces reference test benches, in addition to developing new reference testing and analysis resources-methods across all fields where the challenges of consumer protection, public health, environmental preservation or energy efficiency require anticipating future needs. LNE pays close attention to regulatory and standardization issues as well.
In 2016, research performed at LNE accounted for:
of LNE's total budget
publications in peer-reviewed journals
Ph.D's and engineers
LNE orients its research activities around a number of critical topics, namely:
Discover the set of research projects and PhD theses conducted on these specific topics.
Also discover the projects being carried out within the scope of the French Metrology Network at the French Metrology website:
As part of these various research and development activities, LNE has set up several technological platforms, including: