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LABEX MANUTECH-SISE is a laboratory of excellence belonging to the Université de Lyon located in the city of St Etienne, and has a national and international reputation in the science and engineering of surfaces and interfaces.

LABEX is part of the Université de Lyon St-Etienne’s scientific policy implemented through the IDEXLYON Program in collaboration with the French Federation FR 3411, and the Université de Lyon’s School of Engineering and Technology.

The aims of LABEX are to understand and control surface phenomena such as wear, friction, resistance to fatigue, chemical reactivity, wettability, optical properties and visual and tactile sensory perception. LABEX focuses on surface functionalities, especially tribology, optics and chemistry, and designs advanced manufacturing processes for surfaces and interfaces at different scales, such as ultra-light laser machining, thin films and assemblies.

LABEX MANUTECH-SISE is one of the rare LABEX in France form a public-private consortium, with four universities and engineering schools, and two R & D companies.

LABEX MANUTECH-SISE has a staff of 200. It belongs to the Université de Lyon, and is a partner of the CNRS (French National Scientific Research Center), Jean Monnet University, the Ecole Centrale de Lyon (University level engineering school), St-Etienne Ecole Nationale des Mines de St-Etienne (French national graduate engineering school), St-Etienne Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs (French national engineering school), and INSA (French Institute for applied science) Lyon.

LABEX MANUTECH-SISE is a partner :

  • of the VIAMECA competitiveness cluster
  • of several Instituts CARNOT
  • of CETIM (Technical Center for Mechanical Industry)

LABEX MANUTECH-SISE, centered around in 4 scientific axes, is closely associated with the EQUIPEX MANUTECH-USD (Ultra-fast Surface Design) in an Economic Interest Group aimed at creating jobs and activities, it has been a holder of the #French Tech Label since 2016.

 

The MANUTECH consortium, combining LABEX and EQUIPEX, offers an ideal combination from the scientific idea to the product and the market.

 

 

The aim of axis 2 "KNOWLEDGE BASED DESIGN" is to develop a method of selection for surface treatments and production processes to improve the operating performance of surfaces.

This axis uses an inductive approach, starting from the final application to understand the fundamental phenomena that occur at surface scales (contact, reactivity, chemical and mechanical coupling...). This approach requires the addition of a modeling approach.

 

The generic questions tackled by this axis are :

  • Which intrinsic properties of a material and its surface need to be optimized to achieve the required functional properties ?
  • CHow to control and optimize production processes and their induced effects on surfaces ?

 

The axis has three unifying topics :

  1. Reducing friction and wear in lubricated environments
  2. Surface modifications resulting from contact loadings and their consequences for engineering parts
  3. Providing surface properties to lighten structures

 

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