Laboratory of Excellence ACTION

Towards smart matters and highly integrated smart structures

Founder members: FEMTO-ST (UMR 6174), LNIO (UMR UTT-CNRS), ICB (UMR UB-CNRS).

A pole of excellence with scientific skills in “Mechanics, Energy, Processes” and “information and communication technologies”
ACTION is willing to become a pole of excellence dedicated to the integration of smart capabilities (perception, processing, decision, predictive or adaptive action) within structures (cars, medical microdevices, manufacturing equipments, communication networks, etc.) in order to provide them with more sophisticated and cost-effective features :

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A reconfigurable screen equipped with some distributed piezoelectric patches for vibration control and health monitoring (DEMO1) © FEMTO-ST

A reconfigurable screen equipped with some distributed piezoelectric patches for vibration control and health monitoring (DEMO1)
© FEMTO-ST

The vibroacoustic control of a jet engine aircraft could be part of the potential applications targeted by the DEMO 1

The vibroacoustic control of a jet engine aircraft could be part of the potential applications targeted by the DEMO 1

Strategic board of the Labex ACTION
Coordinated by Michel de Labachelerie, ACTION also benefits from the recommendations of a strategic board including 5 academic and industrial expert members :

  • Prof. Hugo THIENPONT (President of the committee), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) ;
  • Dr. Sylvain ALLANO, PSA Peugeot Citroën (France) ;
  • Dr. Jean CHAZELAS, THALES DMS (France) ;
  • Dr. George AKHRAS, Royal Military College of Canada ;
  • Prof. Adrian IONESCU, EPFL (Switzerland).

ACTION key figures :

  • Creation in 2012
  • 3 research labs: FEMTO-ST, ICB Dijon, LNIO Troyes
  • 4 topics : Smart skins, Information processing systems, Mechatronics microsystems, Smart nanosensors
  • 5 technological facilities : MIMENTO Besançon, Quartz-Tech Besançon, ARCEN Dijon, NANO’MAT Troyes, PICASSO Dijon
  • Budget: 48 M€ over 8 years

More info : www.labex-action.fr
Contact : claudia.laou-huen@femto-st.fr