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MATerials, Interfaces, Surfaces, Environment


MATISSE, a highly structuring scientific project

The Labex MATISSE has been built around a central theme, Materials Science. Within MATISSE, Materials Science is indeed a concern shared by chemists, physicists, Earth scientists and also specialists in Cultural Heritage.

Numerous questions are addressed on materials’ structure or properties in all scientific fields defined in the scientific program.

Among the 37 doctoral and 13 post-doctoral contracts offered in the different MATISSE calls between 2012 and 2014, 47% are true interdisciplinary research programs.

This means that not only interactions have been developed within a given field between partners that were merely working together, but that brand new projects have emerged and been built by partners working independently in different fields before the Labex.

Interdisciplinary research has been strongly encouraged in the several calls opened so far. Some examples of these interdisciplinary approaches, highlights and new research routes opened are given here (LIEN) for the different scientific axes defined in the Labex.

Learn more about MATISSE scientific axes, funded projects and visiting professors program in this section.



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4 disciplines

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Earth Science
  • Cultural heritage

18 partners


400 researchers


Direction :

Florence Babonneau

Administration :

Laurence Bonnet-Lericque

Communication :



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