Engineering solutions for the 21st century's increasingly complex challenges

In the last 30 years there has been an extraordinary increase in simulation and modeling tools used by design engineers, decision makers and public services. Research in mechanical and process engineering has provided a significant contribution to progress in these areas.


Today's scientific and technological challenges arise from new issues: sustainable development, alternative resource management, green technologies, environmental impact reduction, risk management, health care...


The aim of Tec 21 Laboratory of Excellence is that our research contributes to developing new engineering solutions for today’s increasingly complex challenges.

  •  gathering new knowledge and understanding, developing new concepts and methods, and improving measurement as well as simulation capabilities...
  • giving rise to educational multidisciplinary programs providing practical experience. 
  • working towards solutions having direct industrial and environmental applications.

Grafting antibiotics on cellulose for a new generation of strictly contact-active antimicrobial materials

The researchers form the Laboratory for Pulp and Paper Sciences and their colleagues have achieved the first chemical grafting of penicillin directly on the surface of micro-fibrillated cellulose films, giving them unprecedented nonleaching and contact active antimicrobial properties. (read more).

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  Tec 21 is a "Laboratoire d'Excellence" co-financed by the French Governement as part of its "Investissements d'avenir" program

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