Our research results at a glance


Voice in sight!


Published: 04 December 2018

Researchers from the Laboratoire 3SR and their colleagues have released the first 3D high-resolution images of the human vocal folds thanks to X-ray microtomography coupled with a phase retrieval technique. These images reveal the complex structure of larynx tissues and open the way towards a better understanding of their virbo-mechanical properties.


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


Published: 11 October 2016

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.


The amazing coils of the entangled wire


Published: 17 October 2017

The researchers from Laboratoire 3SR and their colleagues from ILM (Lyon) have designed a new material consisting in a single long coiled elastic or super elastic wire which showed unprecedented mechanical behaviour.


Low intensity ultrasound treatment for high efficiency milk filtration


Published: 22 September 2015

The researchers from the Laboratoire de Rhéologie and their collaborators have demonstrated the efficiency of ultrasound to avoid membrane fouling during tangential ultrafiltration of skimmed milk.


Grain of snow, or no grain of snow?


Published: 07 April 2015

By coupling experimental observations and mechanical modelling, the researchers from IRSTEA Grenoble have developed a new computational method to simplify the identification of individual snow grains in the complex network of ice crystals that makes up the snow.


Liquid micro-motors: the power of non-muscular cells


Published: 06 July 2016

By coupling experimental and numerical approaches, researchers from the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Physics and their colleagues from Paris have recently elucidated the mechanisms by which a cell adapts its shape and regulates its traction forces to a substrate's stiffness.


Undulations, waves, drops: from the virtual to the real


Published: 07 April 2014

Researchers from the laboratory LEGI and their colleagues from the Virtual Assisted Atomisation Consortium have taken a big step towards the simulation of the complex flow instabilities occuring in gas assisted injection systems.


Light control of swimming algae: new perspectives for bioprocesses


Published: 27 November 2014

By studying the behaviour of swimming microalgae, the researchers from the laboratory LIPhy have highlighted an interesting photo focusing phenomenon that could serve some applications.


Four dimensional characterisation of sand deformation


Published: 11 June 2013

For the first time, the researchers from the 3SR lab were able to observe the motion of fifty thousand sand particles in 3D using x-ray micro-tomography.


3D X-ray imaging of biofilm deposition


Published: 09 January 2013

Researchers from the Laboratoire 3SR have obtained the first 3D images of a biofilm, formed on a fixed bed of biolite beads.