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 femto icb lnio

 Designing smart objects, obtained by integrating functions of perception, processing, decision, and action inside materials and structures requires a highly multidisciplinary approach.


The FEMTO-ST/ICB/LNIO consortium will foster a unique combination of expertise in "Mechanics, Energy, Processes" and "Information and Communication Technologies” so as to establish itself as a major international player, and a national driving force to secure the next revolution in smart embedded systems. This multidisciplinary panel should unveil unsuspected disruptive results and spur scientific revolutions, in a sustainable development approach.



FEMTO-ST institute - Franche Comté Electronique Mécanique Thermique et Optique

UMR CNRS 6174 -UFC, ENSMM, UTBM (classée A+ par l’AERES en 2011)

The activities of FEMTO-ST are centered on engineering Sciences, and are organized in 3 major fields:

  • Information & Communication (optics, acoustics, micro- & nanosystems, time-frequency, mechatronics, advanced control),
  • Materials & Structures (mechanics, surface sciences),
  • Energy (metrology & design of energy systems).

ICB - Interdisciplinary Carnot Laboratory

UMR CNRS 6303 -UB (classée A par l’AERES en 2011)

The laboratory is active in the following fields:

  • Photonics, optical communications, optical fibers, nanophotonics and lasers;
  • Nanosciences, plasmonics, nanotechnologies and nanomaterials for the health sector,
  • Metallurgy, corrosion, durability, assembly of materials especially with studies on new processes, microstructures, surfaces treatment;
  • Sustainable development, with activities on fuel cells, sensors, porous materials, cements fabricated with low CO2 emissions, nuclear waste storage and material sorting


LNIO - Laboratory of Nanotechnology, Instrumentation and Optics

UMR CNRS 6279-UTT classé A+

The main LNIO’s field of research is nano-micro-optics/photonics.

The activity is divided in 6 research topics:

  • Nano spectroscopy, instrumentation & nano sensors
  • Nano photochemistry & molecular plasmonics
  • Micro & nano photonics
  • Nano biophotonics
  • Plasmonics: modeling & simulation
  • Nanofabrication & surface functionalization