The laboratoire d'excellence for mechanical

and process engineering

Tec 21 research community is a group of 7 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 in:


  • Environmental engineering
  • Process engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Health
  • Propulsion and aerospace
  • Energy management and conservation
  • 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.