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M2A members involved in the theme:

B. Sorli (MC), A. Vena (MC), J. Podlecki (MC), A. Meghit (Doct MNRT/ANR SPID-LAb), Y. Belaizi (Doct MNRT), J. Methapettyparamby-Purushothama (Doct IES/LCIS VAlence), S. Dutrieux (Doct Cifre Bonetag), R. Almarouz (Doct IES/ Collab Lebanon), M.EL-Saadani (Doct CIRAD/IES), P. Choma (Doct Mines Ales/IES), A. Sandoval (Biotech Engineer- LAbex Numev)

With the advent of printed electronics and communicating systems, manufacturers are devising new applications that are ready to revolutionize the way we consume, always with the aim of improving our quality of life and comfort. These applications rely heavily on mass use of various types of reliable sensors, relatively simple wireless transmission of information, and low device production costs.

With this in mind, our research work is focused on three very promising areas with great potential: medical diagnosis, food safety and the Internet of Things.

The developed research areas are:

  • Study of materials: agropolymers, ferroelectric polymers, nano-structuring (Al2O3, TiO2, ZnO).
  • Master flexible substrates and high volume manufacturing methods (RtoR): textiles, paper, plastics. Hybrid microelectronic and printing manufacturing method.
  • Sensor feasibility: electrical characterization, physico-chemical interaction, calibration, robustness, ageing, prototyping.
  • Study of integrated communicating devices: Development of the sensor instrumentation chain, radio front-end and tracking system. (Passive and semi-passive RFID systems).



The fields of application:

  • Food safety: This is about controlling the quality of the food product throughout its life cycle, from production to storage, transport and consumption.
  • Medical diagnosis: The rising themes concern the monitoring of people's activity, their diagnosis in real time and remotely to intervene quickly, especially following the detection of falls, and in case of discomfort. Ongoing research is focused on the development of WBANs (Wireless Body Area Networks).
  • Internet of Things (IOT) and Sensor Networks (WSN): The growing interest in this type of development is strongly based on the mass use of low-cost identification and monitoring (sensor) devices that can be integrated on each object. This is referred to as a connected object or the Internet of Things (IoT). These devices must be integrated, communicating and autonomous in energy, they can also communicate with each other to create large sensor networks. Many applications are affected by this technological revolution, particularly in the traceability of goods and the development of smart cities, alert management systems....