PolyNat, Eco-design of innovative and functional bio-sourced materials
The search for alternatives to fossil resources, and the need to fight against climate change encourage the development of new materials and chemistry that are more respectful of the environment.
This is why the Carnot PolyNat aims to make the most of biomass for the eco-design of biobased materials and devices, with previously unmatched properties, and made from renewable and sustainable resources.
Our ambition is to take a step further in the understanding of the complex mechanisms involved in materials, in industrial processes, in environmental phenomena, as well as in living organisms, and contribute to the development of new engineering solutions for the 21st century increasingly complex challenges.
This pole conducts research in the fields of Physics and Nanosciences, Mechanics, Electronics, Electrical engineering, Materials science, Process engineering and Engineering and production sciences. This work has implications in areas of high societal relevance, such as health, energy transition, sustainability, industrial renewal and the information and communication society.
Cellulose Valley, a new chair in industrial excellence
It is supported by several companies: DS Smith (manufacturer of sustainable packaging solutions); Ahlstrom Munksjö (one of the global leading players in sustainable and innovative fiber-based solutions); Alphaform, part of the Guillin Group,(molded cellulose), and CITEO, a mission-driven company working to reduce the environmental impact of packaging and paper.
The MINT academic chair - Innovating for molded & Printed electronics devotes its research to plastronics, a scientific discipline that combines the technologies of plastics processing and the manufacture of electronic circuits, their interconnections and the transfer of electronic components to three-dimensional surfaces.
Glyco@Alps, diversity & complexity of sugars : molecules & materials for innovation
Glycosciences are the study of the nature, function, properties and transformation of carbohydrates. It is an emerging area with many potential applications for the challenges of society. The Glyco@Alps program foster and drive collaboration, and communication among partners to explore the potential of carbohydrates to impact biopharmaceuticals, medical diagnostics, personalized medicine, materials, environmental sustainability and innovative bio-industries. This will be achieved by understanding the connections between the structural complexity of carbohydrates and their functional versatility.