Main axes of research
The Department Materials Research and Technology (MRT) translates cutting-edge materials research into applicable technology.
Its activities span from Nanomaterials and enabling Nanotechnology to Sustainable Composite Materials. A transversal Central Materials Laboratory mutualises MRT's considerable expertise and equipment ranging from polymer and thin film processing to nano-fabrication, prototyping and functional measurements. MRT's research is further strengthened by a Platform for Advanced Characterization. Finally, the Department operates a Technology line, which focuses on the development of scientific instruments based on charged particle beams for nano-imaging and nano-analysis.
Current research projects
Sensors and actuators, Photocatalysis and energy harvesters, Transparent electronics and smart nanocomposites, Modelling and design of structures and multifunctional composites, Bio-based polymers and composites, Adhesion and compatibilization of fibres/matrix, Process engineering and advanced manufacturing, Functional Coatings.
Resources and collaborations
Our Central Materials Laboratory offers a unique variety of expertise and pools cutting-edge equipment for coating, thin films, particle engineering, nano-fabrication, prototyping and functional measurements.
We offer to our clients access to these expertise and equipment for their own research and innovation projects and propose via our Materials Characterisation and Testing Platform a wide range of standardized and made-to-measure services in: Molecular analysis, Surface and elementary analysis, Structure, morphology and topography, Mechanical testing and accelerated ageing, Fire behaviour and thermo-phyical analysis
Products and services
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology / Sustainable Polymeric & Composite Materials / Central Materials Laboratory / Advanced Instrumentation for Ion Nano-Analytics
Major partnerships and collaborations
national and international
- 50 Researchers (Prof., ass. Prof., Post-docs, PhD)
- 20 Doctoral students and students
- 10 Engineers
- 5 Technicians
- 5 Other
- Materials and surface treatment
Materials Research and Technology (MRT)
5, Avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux
Director of Materials Research and Technology department KREISEL Jens