Institute of Mechanical Design, Materials Science and Packaging Technologies (COMATEC)

Your project: from study to realisation

The various actors working in the institute offer a wide variety of skills, ranging from mechanical design and microtechnology to dynamic analysis of complex mechanical structures, including modelling and numerical analysis, selection/characterisation of materials, assembly techniques, and destructive/non-destructive material testing. We also have an applied nanoscience laboratory and Packaging Laboratory.

Areas of expertise


Machinery and Design

  • Mechanical design and microtechnology
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Analysis of mechanical structures
  • Dynamics of structures and systems
  • Thermomechanical calculations
  • Damage analysis
  • Assembly processes


Materials and material testing

  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Material testing
  • Non-destructive testing



  • Design and characterisation of packaging
  • Product-packaging interactions
  • Determination of gas, water vapor and aroma permeation, migration
  • Active and intelligent packaging


Applied Nanosciences

  • Engineering and characterisation of materials and nano/micro structured surfaces
  • Materials for inkjet printing
  • Functional coatings
  • Polymer nanocomposites
  • Electrode materials and surfaces
  • Development of test and measurement systems