Grenoble has always been at the forefront of development in energy technologies, starting with hydroelectric power. Research in this strategic area needs to offer solutions that take society's concerns into account. Grenoble Institute of Technology's laboratories carry out work in a thriving industrial setting, supported by ambitious regional and national policies.
Grenoble Institute of Technology's environmental research is based on engineering science at work in experiments and modeling, focusing on natural environments (pollution management and treatment, natural hazards and vulnerability, impacts of climate change, etc.) and on industrial environmental issues (clean processes, sustainability and recycling, renewable energies, etc.).
Grenoble Institute of Technology is a world-renowned player in the area of materials and process engineering. Its research particularly focuses on metallurgy, polymers, paper, crystals, ceramics, thin films and composites.
New product design must these days consider the full life cycle from manufacturing to maintenance, transport and even disposal and recycling. Not an easy task, but Grenoble Institute of Technology's production systems research aims to provide industrialists with the design tools they need.