The Institute of Mechanical Engineering I2M includes a large range of topics related to research fields in mechanical engineering on the campus of the University of Bordeaux, France. Although the topics are of fundamental nature, they cannot be separated from the applications as well as from training activities in the field of mechanical engineering. Recognized and supported by the INSIS department of the CNRS since its creation, I2M is constantly in step with the major advances made in the field of mechanical engineering.
I2M is part within several projects connected to design the industry of the future, functional materials, sustainable housing or to prevent deterioration of famous historical sites as the cave of Lascaux. Such projects are supported by skills acquired and developed in the field of multiscale physical phenomena within heterogeneous media and systems, either using experimental approaches (from microscopy to process instrumentation), or the numerical tools (Notus in fluid mechanics, GRANOO for granular materials modeling).