The UMI-2958 GT-CNRS is an International Joint Laboratory founded in 2006 by the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) based in Atlanta. This laboratory is the first and only UMI entity located in France. It is based on the campus of Georgia Tech-Lorraine, the European campus of Georgia Tech in Metz. Activities at the Atlanta campus were begun in 2010. The UMI 2958 also involves associated laboratories, among them : the Laboratory for the Optical Properties of Materials (LMOPS), jointly operated by CentraleSupélec and the University of Lorraine, the Laboratory of Microstructures and Mechanics of Materials, (LEM3), jointly operated by Arts & Metiers Paris Tech and the University of Lorraine, and the Laboratory for MEMS, Photonics, Metrology and Mechanics (FEMTO-ST), associated to the University of Franche-Comté.