About us

Tec 21, the Laboratoire d'Excellence for mechanical and process engineering


Our scientific community regroups 7 research laboratories located in Grenoble (France), and is financed by the French government as part of its "investissement d'avenir" (investment for the future) programme.

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.


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

For many years, our community has been involved in diverse applications, collaborating with industry and public authorities in 7 different applications areas: