The research team was formed in September 2012 by regrouping all the school's permanent assistant professor, who were joined by teachers recruited since then. This team is led by Alain-Jérôme FOUGERES, an HDR teacher-researcher, and is in line with the school's strategic axes. In September 2016, the team counted 8 doctors, 1 research engineer,1 associated doctor and 3 postgraduate PHd students.
In order to respect the researchers' autonomy, each teacher-researcher is also associated to a research laboratory (laboratories of our academic partners : UTBM, UBFC, UHA, INSA, UCL). Furthermore, following the agreement of an association between ESTA and UTBM in 2014, recognition of the team within UTBM is under way.