Tec 21, the Laboratory of Excellence for mechanical and process engineering in Grenoble

The Tec 21 research community is a group of research laboratories/centers located in Grenoble (France), specialising in mechanical and process engineering. The team is made up of 250 permanent scientists including 80 technical staff members. This provides a great range of scientific expertise in many disciplines from fluid and solid mechanics to process engineering, including areas like soft matter physics and biomechanics.

For many years, our community has been involved in diverse applications, collaborating with industry and public authorities:


  • Environmental engineering
  • Process engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Health
  • Space and aeronautics
  • Energy production and saving
  • Biorefinery

We develop modelling, simulations, analytical experiments as well as instrumentation techniques in our research


We believe that working together towards an innovative multidisciplinary approach to science is essential in order to tackle challenging questions, as well as to develop new solutions for engineering applications.

Mechanical and process engineering contributions to 21st century social issues

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