New materials with new functionalities and improved performances will be critical drivers of innovation
The demands of multifunctionality often create a bottleneck which cannot be overcome by using traditional materials. Associating materials and tailoring their geometries provides an innovative strategy to meet these new engineering challenges. The design, processing, and characterization of "Multifunctional Architectured Materials" is the main goal of the Labex "Grenoble-CEMAM". This new paradigm calls for an interdisciplinary approach and a close partnership between academia and industry.
CEMAM funds six Interdisciplinary Research Projects (IRPs), with each one investigating fundamental scientific questions and new pathways to significant technological leaps that can only be achieved though a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach. These IRPs cover various fields, all identified as European priorities (SNRI) related to energy, nanotechnologies, ecotechnologies, health ...
IRP 2: Thin Films engineering
IRP 3: Structural weight saving
IRP 4: Thermal functionalisation of buildings
IRP 5: Multifunctional materials for electrochemical generators