BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES


Our department brings together 15 researchers and 20 PhD students, post-doctoral fellows or engineers with profiles of theoretical and experimental physics, biophysics, materials sciences, microfluidics and smart systems integration at the millimeter, micrometer and nanometer length scales.

Our goal is to design, model, and fabricate devices for the analysis and understanding of complex systems. These complex systems can be understood in a number of different ways, namely human beings in the context of their dynamic follow-up during sport efforts and falls detection, biomolecular reaction networks involved in oncology, biological fluids analysis for biomarkers detection, or wastewater analysis for the management of environmental threats. Our work relies on the momentum in engineering sciences towards more miniaturization and integration. It aims to meet the future societal needs in terms of human health and well-being, surveillance of environmental threats, and structure health monitoring. Our  pluri-disciplinary competencies are therefore at the nexus of engineering and condensed matter physics; they allow us to carry out translational works from the proof of concept to the implementation of a technology deployed in real environment.