L’X sets up chair with Arkema to invent the materials of the future

École Polytechnique and Arkema have joined forces to create an international education and research chair for innovative materials.

Theoretical and experimental modeling of materials and processes is at the heart of industry concerns. As such, Arkema, École Polytechnique and the École Polytechnique (l’X) Foundation have decided to establish the “Design and modeling of innovative materials” chair, with a view to developing outstanding research that will help invent the materials of tomorrow.

Following a five-year agreement signed on November 8, 2018, this chair aims to facilitate the application and use of modeling technology in industry, and develop new perspectives in academic research promotion. The chair is led by Julie Diani, a CNRS research director working at the l’X Solid Mechanics Laboratory.

The topics of research and development to be explored by the chair will be based around polymeric materials, thermoplastic composites and adhesives, with particular attention being given to the relationships between processes, structures and properties, and to the optimization of processes and mechanical properties.