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.

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 to tackle challenging questions, as well as to develop new solutions for engineering applications.

Tec21 is a "Laboratoire d'excellence" funded by the French "investissements d'avenir" programme"

Please visit the Labex Portal of the Université Grenoble Alpes

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