Materials and Manufacturing: Contributing to Sector Growth Through Research
Preserving the environment has become a crucial issue for companies in the materials and manufacturing sector: they must find ways to recycle their materials, reuse their waste and promote ecodesign. And for companies that integrate nanomaterials into their products, the challenges are even greater! ÉTS researchers work to resolve these issues and contribute to the growth of businesses in the sector.
Strategic Directions in Materials and Manufacturing at ÉTS
At ÉTS, more than 50 researchers specialized in engineering physics, chemical engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and construction engineering lead materials research activities.
The main strategic directions relate to:
- Intelligent design of traditional materials based on fundamental concepts and using tools such as modelling and simulation;
- The development of new classes of materials such as graphene, quantum materials and nanocomposites;
- The development of materials for the biomedical sector;
- Optimization of traditional manufacturing processes in terms of their efficiency and respect for the environment;
- The development of new manufacturing processes such as additive manufacturing and electrospinning;
- The miniaturization of manufacturing processes (micro-manufacturing);
- Virtual manufacturing;
- 3D printing;
- The integration of materials and manufacturing processes development within the general approach to product development.