+ MATEIS – Materials, Science and Engineering

Presentation

logo[MATEIS]MATEIS is a materials science laboratory at the crossroads of different disciplines, notably chemistry, physics and mechanics, for applications in MedTech, Transport (aeronautics, automobiles) and Energy.
MATEIS studies three classes of materials (metals, ceramics, polymers) and their composites by integrating volume, surface and interface characteristics.
The laboratory focuses on describing the relations between formulation, microstructure and properties through experimentation and modelling.

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  • 60 researchers and researcher-teachers
  • 66 PhD students
  • 17 post-doctoral students
  • 26 engineers and technicians
  • 160 international publications /year
  • 5 patents /year
  • TO  €4.5 M

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ADAPTED KNOWHOW

MATEIS has expertise in:
▪ Formulating  / exploring innovative processes for formulating ceramics, metals, polymers and hybrids and their applications;
▪ Characterising / developing observation techniques in environmental mode or in situ using electronic microscopy; optimising three dimensional imaging techniques (tomography);
▪ The instrumentation / design of in situ tests on the evolution of microstructures in service: thermomechanics, chemistry, and in living media (medical systems);
▪ Multiscale modelling and simulation / analysis of tests, testing ideas, explaining and reproducing a change observed experimentally and fully simulating the behaviour of a microstructure.

  • Three dimensional characterisation of materials by X-ray tomography: rebuilding materials at the micron and millimetre scales
    (Transport, Energy, Health and fault detection)
  • Gleeble thermomechanical simulator: simulation of rapid transformation (welding, continuous furnaces, etc.)
    (Transport, Energy)
  • Rapid material sintering methods: forming and sintering using different complementary techniques.
    (Transport, Energy, Health)
  • Electronic microscopes: structural and chemical characterisation of materials, 1nm to 1µm
    (Materials, Transport, Energy, Health and fault detection).

 

TECHNICAL RESOURCES

Main facilities:

  • Formulation, chiefly by sintering, of innovative powders and processes.
  • Physical characterisation: density, X-ray diffraction and diffusion, thermoelectric power, Barkhausen noise, differential calorimetry, advanced electronic microscopy, AFM.
  • Mechanical characterisation: nano-indentation, internal friction, relaxation spectroscopy, acoustic emission, various thermomechanical tests.
  • Electrochemical characterisation: potentiostats, tribo-corrosion meter, impedancemetry.
  • Characterisation of interaction with living tissues: cell cultures, bio- functionality and biocompatibility, surface plasmon resonance, confocal microscopy.

Simulation software:

  • Finite element and discrete element methods, ab-initio methods, DFT, molecular dynamics, dislocation dynamics. 

Platforms:

  • In situ 3D non-destructive characterisation of materials on the X-ray tomography platform using two laboratory tomography systems, including the first with an LaB6 electron source in France;
  • non-conventional sintering (particularly flash sintering);
  • fast thermomechanical treatments (Gleeble machine) that simulate the industrial forming of material;
  • scanning transmission electron microscopy in the framework of the Clym consortium;
  • cell and bacteria cultures;

 

REPUTATION & DISTINCTIONS

The laboratory:
- is a founding member of Ingénierie@Lyon, labelled Institut Carnot
- is involved in laboratories and facilities of excellence: EQUIPEX IVTV Engineering and ageing of living tissues, LABEX iMUST Institute for Multiscale Science and Technology, in a joint laboratory with the company ANTHOGYR, in the area of dental implantology, and in the AREVA-SAFRAN chair dedicated to studying the extension of the lifecycles of materials;
- contributes to the International Associated Laboratory CNRS ELyTLab with the University of Tohoku in Japan;
- is an associate member of the Lyon Institute of Chemistry;
- maintains its collaborations in the Rhone Alpes Region started in the framework of the Lyonnais Microscopy Consortium and the GIS Architectured Multimaterials;

and it participates in numerous national and international projects such as FUI HOBBIT co-labelled by the microtechnologies and  Plastipolis clusters in response to the strong demand for non-metallic implants in orthopaedics, and in the European projects BIOBONE (ITN), NEWGEN (COST) and LONGLIFE: advanced multifunctional zirconia ceramics for long lasting implants (FP7, coordination).
Its researchers are involved in the (joint) organisation of reputed conferences, such as the International Conference of the European Ceramic Society, the European Microscopy Conference, GFC, etc., and they regularly receive distinctions:
- CNRS Innovation Medal 2015 JEROME CHEVALIER, Director of MATEIS
- Institut Universitaire de France (2009 Karine Masenelli-Varlot and Jérôme Chevalier)
- Jean Rist Prize SF2M (2011 Laurent Gremillard, 2012 Damien Fabregue);
- Portevin Medal SF2M and the STUIJTS Prize of the European Ceramic Society (Gilbert Fantozzi);
- Roberval Prize (2010 Laetitia Fontaine and Romain Anger);
- CNRS Bronze Medal (2012 Laurent Gremillard)
- FEMS Prize and the Jean Morlet Medal of la SF2M (2013 Michel Perez)

industrial PARTNERS

The research carried out at MATEIS gives rise to many publications of which more than a quarter are generated by international academic collaborations.
It maintains strong and close relations with industrial partners in the sectors of Materials, Transport, the Environment, Energy and Health, including
EDF, SAINT-GOBAIN, MICHELIN, AREVA, SNECMA, LAFARGE, SNR, CONSTELLIUM, TOTAL, APERAM, ARCELOR MITTAL, RHODIA, SKF, PEUGEOT, TATA STEEL, HERAKLES, TEFAL, ASTRIUM and intermediate and small enterprises such as Carbone Savoie, IVOCLAR, Ballofet, MATHYS, MORGAN TECHNICAL, CERAMICS, CERAMTEC, Medical Group, Fives Stein, Rolex, Baikowski, etc

An engineering adapted to the servicesof the stakes in our partners

CCI LYON, VIBRATECH, THALES, AREVA, VOLVO, RENAULT, MICHELIN, ANNEALSYS, HUTCHINSON, EDF R&D ENERBAT, riber, SKF, EDF, PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN, SAFRAN, LUTB Transport & mobility, ST MICROELECTRONICS, ...