Institut Pascal, UMR 6602, is a joint interdisciplinary research and training unit of 330 people, supervised by the Université Clermont Auvergne (UCA), the CNRS and SIGMA Clermont. The CHU, University Hospital of Clermont-Ferrand, is also a partner of the laboratory.
Institut Pascal was born from the merging of six laboratories encompassing Engineering and Systems Sciences: Process Engineering, Mechanics, Robotics, Physics for Information Sciences, Health. The aim was to structure the field of the Engineering Sciences of the site of Clermont-Ferrand. The process was achieved in two steps (in 2012, then in January 2017).
The research unit develops knowledge and technologies that contribute to three areas of application: plants, transportation and the hospital of the future.
Institut Pascal is a member of FACTOLAB, a joint laboratory with MICHELIN. It is owner of the LabEx IMobS3 (laboratory of excellence from the PIA1 French investment program for the future). Institut Pascal is member of the CNRS network EquipEx ROBOTEX and of the LabEx GaNeX (PIA1). The unit is also member of the competitiveness clusters Céréales Vallée and ViaMéca.
The unit is organised into five research groups, called Axe:
• Process Engineering, Energy and Biosystems (GePEB department)
• Image, Perception Systems, Robotics (ISPR department)
• Mechanics, Materials and Structures (MMS department)
• Photonics, Waves, Nanomaterials (PHOTON department)
• Image Guided Therapies (TGI department)
Institut Pascal is located on the Clermont-site (Campus des Cézeaux: direction/physique, Polytech - SIGMA - CHU G. Montpied and Estaing), the Montluçon-site (IUT of Allier) and the Puy en Velay-site (IUT of Clermont).
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