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david.gregoire @ univ-pau.fr



sophie.hontebeyrie @ univ-pau.fr



Marie-Laure RIUS

marie-laure.rius @ univ-pau.fr

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Multidisciplinary Institute for Applied ResearchPresentation

Key Numbers

  •     260 people (among which 150 permanents)
  •     30 Ph.D thesis defended each year
  •     200 publications / an
  •     5 patents / an
  •     1 Joint Industrial Unit with Total
  •     2 Joint Teams with Inria
  •     3 industrial chairs
  •     1 IUF member


The Fédérative structure IPRA (FR CNRS-UPPA 2952) gathers pluridisciplinary competencies in mathematics, engineering and geosciences from four laboratories and one joint service unit located in Pau, Anglet and Tarbes, aiming at :

  •     experimenting thanks to technological platforms (PVT, pulsed power, metrology, etc.) ;
  •     modeling thanks to the understanding of complex physical phenomena;
  •     simulating experimentaly and numericaly in order to improve and to reproduce complex behavior laws;
  •     to enhance the value of works conducted in laboratories thanks to an intense partnership with the socio-economic actors.

Know How

They are used to promote synergy around strategical development axis :

Geo-resources and energy transition

The rarefaction of conventional oil resources does not only encourage to consider new energy sources but also to envisage the exploration and the production of fossil resources in more and more hostile environments. IPRA's laboratories, in partnership with Total and Inria, the Carnot Institut ISIFoR, competitiveness cluster Avenia, mainly contribute to the exploration and to the sustainable production of subsurface resources as well as to the major issues related to energy transition such as deep geothermy or subsurface energy storage.              



The Southern Aquitaine region is an important industrial basin for aeronautic and we take advantage of the presence of major aeronautic companies and of the global competitiveness cluster Aerospace Valley. Several laboratories develop cutting-edge research activities with applications in propulsion and reliability




Environmentally Responsible Buildings


This product chain, is strongly supported in domains of materials, energy building and safety of (littorales) infrastructures. It is particularly developed in the framework of activities for Energy Transition INEF4 in the sectors of the rehabilitation of buildings, sustainable building, physical and urban architecture.





IPRA is a highly integrated research federation, able to arbitrate the fundings requests to its academic supervisor. Its governance is organized around a director's board (the directors and the vice-directors, 11 people) meeting once or twice a month, and around the IPRA council constituted of 15 elected members and 7 appointed members, meeting at least twice a year.