The synergy between IFP School and IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) research divisions, in addition to the doctoral theses, concerns teaching, software use and access to the research laboratories.
With some hundred IFPEN researchers involved in IFP School master's programs, students raise their awareness of the latest technological advances in research into technical areas relating to hydrocarbons and engines as well as new energy technologies.
Researchers’ participation in IFP School teaching extends to field trips that are a part of certain programs, in particular in the geosciences.
Many software programs developed by IFPEN are used by faculty and students at the school for supervised classwork and practical exercises:
- to simulate sedimentary basins and reservoirs: Temispack, Fraca, Heresim, Condor and Cougar
- for process control courses: real-time refining process simulator
- in the sustainable mobility domain:
- Amesim, a system modeling software program produced in partnership with Imagine
- Anaco and Anadid, softwares that analyze combustion in engines
A number of practical exercises require heavy R&I resources:
- engine test benches, a vehicle rolling road test bench, and an engine part dimensioning and metrology laboratory
- laboratories of applied chemistry and physico-chemistry (displacement loop and rheometers)