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The Université de Lyon unveils two new buildings on the LyonTech-la DOua campus

On The September 17, 2018

Major players in the area of higher education and research in Lyon met on September 17 for the official inauguration of two new buildings on the LyonTech-la Doua campus: Michel-Eugène Chevreul and Edgar Lederer.

The official inauguration was attended by Frédéric Fleury, President of the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1; Jean-Paul Bret, Mayor of Villeurbanne, Vice-President responsible for the universities within the Métropole de Lyon; Pierre Berat, Regional Advisor for Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, President of the Higher Education and Research Commission; Khaled Bouabdallah, President of the Université de Lyon; Frédéric Faure, Regional representative for the CNRS; Jean-François Gérard, Representative for cross-disciplinary scientific projects at the CNRS’ Chemistry Institute; Éric Maurincomme, Director of INSA Lyon; Gérard Pignault, Director of CPE Lyon; Jean-Michel Jolion, Regional representative of the DRRT Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes; Marianne Lederer, Professor emeritus at the Université Paris 3 and daughter of Edgar Lederer; and Jean-Marie Lehn, chemistry Nobel prize winner in 1987.

Chevreul: a renovated and more efficient building

Bâtiment Michel-Eugène Chevreul © Nicolas Robin
Bâtiment Michel-Eugène Chevreul © Nicolas Robin
The Michel-Eugène Chevreul building was built in 1964, and it houses the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1’s chemistry department and the IRCELYON (Institut de recherche sur la catalyse et l’environnement de Lyon) and LMI (Laboratoire multi matériaux et interfaces) laboratories.

The renovation was launched as part of a project to restore the scientific facilities, and it has improved the working and reception conditions for the users of the building, while also merging the activities of the two laboratories.

The Edgar Lederer building

Bâtiment Edgar Lederer © Nicolas Robin
Bâtiment Edgar Lederer © Nicolas Robin
The new building dedicated to chemistry and biochemical research occupies approximately 1.4 acres of floor surface and is the home of the CCRMN (Centre commun de résonance magnétique nucléaire) and the ICBMS (Institut de chimie et biochimie moléculaire et supramoléculaire) laboratories.

This building is deeply rooted in the ecocampus project, with its ambitious energy-saving goals, including recovering the heat generated by the CNRS/IN2P3 computing center to heat the building.

► These two projects, one to restore and the other to develop the university’s property assets, have highlighted the progress of the 2025 LyonTech-la Doua project, as it is one of the campuses included in the Université de Lyon’s Lyon Cité Campus program.