The Laboratory of Automatic and Process Engineering develops research in the fields of process engineering and physical chemistry. Since its creation in 1988, the LAGEP has effectively worked for the establishment of multidisciplinary research in automatic, process engineering and pharmaceutical technology. It also ensured that researchers involved in these disciplines continue to conduct high-level multidisciplinary research quality. Its objective is to continue working in this direction. This is notably reflected in the permanent staff recruitment strategy for researchers in automatic, process engineering and pharmaceutical technology.

The investigated research cover from fundamental aspects of understanding and modelization of phenomena to products development in several domains such as pharmacy, cosmetics, food and energy… Researchers, teaching and technical staff of LAGEP laboratory are settled over an area of 2500 m2 in the engineering school CPE-Lyon and 500m2 in the school of pharmacy of Lyon 1 University . They receive substantial financial support from the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, CNRS, University Lyon-1, National Research Agency, the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region, the European Community and industrial partners.