Applied Mechanics department
tribology, functionalization of surfaces

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Tribology, Functionalization and Characterization of Surfaces


The aim of our TFCS team is to better understand interfacial phenomena in a situation in which two sliding solids are in contact and to provide new and innovative solutions for real problems that in turn will enable control of friction.

Goals and Research Areas

In order to obtain a given friction component in a controlled and predictive manner, the team explores two parallel pathways:
› Surface texturing by femtosecond laser;
› Specifically, the grafting of synthesized organic molecules.

Implementing our work

The multidisciplinary and experimental aspect of this theme has led the team to numerous collaborative academic projects in various scientific fields, as well as to strong partnerships with industry (theses, creation of startups, patent registration, etc.).

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