SCIENTIFIC AXIS 3: Foster a decisive technological leap in engineering and control of light-induced surface modification effects

The third scientific axis aims at improving, assessing or developing surfaces with new functions, and link the effects of surfaces properties with flow properties. The research teams will both exploit the fabrication and the properties (optical, chemical, mechanical, physical...) of micro and nanostructured surfaces, in order to develop functionalised surfaces according to the targeted applications..



The Axis 3 teams are working to develop a new generation of smart laser structuring tools relying on advanced process control via dynamic programmable beam engineering with the perspective of processing on ultimate scales. Mastering the following fundamentals allows intelligent process control impacting micro and nanoscale processing technologies:
  • Controlling temporal and spatial ultrashort laser pulse in order to create and master new techniques for direct surface functionalisation;
  • Linking the effects of the surface roughness properties, channel geometry, Reynolds number and surface structure obtained from light engineering with flow properties to go on long-term towards the development of a non-Newtonian viscosity model, to be applied to rheologically complex bio-liquids;
  • Developing micro and nano-structured and functional surfaces with optical, mechanical, chemical and physical properties, and extending functionalities to 3D designs for sensing and imaging;
  • Assessing the material’s surface in terms of structural and microstructural features and multifunctional properties.