Scientific theme and general objectives

The BioMMat team is performing research on the mechanical behavior of bio-materials. The term bio-material is here referring to organic materials or artificial materials that may be used in medical engineering. Our research aims to tackle different challenges:

  • Understand, model and analyze the mechanical/thermo-mechanical behavior of these materials while continuously pushing back the current knowledge frontiers.

  • Understand, predict and analyze the influence of different parameters on the created objects such as spatial architecture, boundaries interaction in composite materials, fabrication process, etc.

  • Designing architectured material mimicking the required mechanical properties depending on the aimed application (surgical flaps reinforcement, prosthesis, brace, etc.).


The BioMMat team expertise is thus well known in the scientific community in the field of artificial materials such as Nickel Titanium Shape memory alloy, silicone elastomers, bioresorbable elastomers, etc. Current prospects are oriented toward studying organic materials in and ex vivo such as cartilage, urethra, arteries.


Research topics
  • Mechanical properties experimental study of architectured material and their constitutive materials.

  • Mechanical behavior models of the constitutive materials.

  • Mechanical behavior model of the architectured materials.

  • In vivo and ex vivo study of organic material mechanical properties.


Team members
Presentation of team members (introductory sentence)

Our team is composed of :


Team coordinator(s)

Permanent members

Others members

PhD students

Anciens membres de l'equipe

Camille Linardon (2010-2013) - PhD Student

Marie Rebouah (2011-2014) - PhD Student

Thierry Rey (2011-2014) - PhD Student

François Tissot (2011-2016) - PhD Student

Gabriel Anthérieu (2012-2015) - PhD Student

Quentin Brèche (2013-2016) - PhD Student

Edouard Girard (2013-2018) - PhD Student - Surgeon

Estephanie Grassi (2014-2018) - PhD Student

Henrique Ramos (2014-2018) - PhD Student

Ali Elahi (2015-2018) - PhD Student



Vincent Delobelle (2013-2015) - Post-doc

Guilherme Machado (2013-2015) - Post-doc

Primary collaborations and grants

French Academic Partners

Laboratorys GEM (Nantes), IBMM (Montpellier), IMP (Lyon), Inst.Phys Rennes, LIMATB (Lorient), LMGC (Montpellier), LRP (Grenoble), MATEIS (Lyon), SIMAP (Grenoble), TIMA (Grenoble).

International Academic Partners

Academy of Science Praha (Czech Republic), University of Malaya (Malaisia), University of Southampton (United Kingdom), University of Western Australia (Australia).

Clinical Partners

University Hospital of Grenoble, Clinical Investigation and Technological Innovation Center, Hopital Pitié Salpétrière Paris.

Industrial Partners

Demeure Orthopédie (Grenoble), Uromems (Grenoble).


Labex CEMAM (The Center of Excellence of Multifunctional Architectured Materials)



Address: TIMC-IMAG laboratory, BioMMat team, Pavillon TAILLEFER, IN3S, 38706 LA TRONCHE CEDEX - FRANCE