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Supméca and CTR collaborate

On the scientific side, the CTR cooperates with some well-known universities, including the Institut Supérieur de Mécanique de Paris - in short: Supméca. The institute belongs to France's elite engineering education centers.

From left: Pascal Nicolay (CTR), Hugo Chambon, Amira Hedhili and Prof. Ayech Benjeddou from Supméca Paris.

Combining theory and practice 

At the Institut Supérieur de Mécanique de Paris - in short: Supméca - the combination of theory and practice is on top priority. Located near Paris, Supméca trains around 600 students to become engineers in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, materials science and production engineering. The School of Engineering was founded in 1948 and offers its students both - a scientific and applied education. Supméca is one of France's top educational institutions, which attracts many talents. Accordingly challenging are the selection procedures.


Supméca researchers collaborate with many well-known partners such as the aircraft and software company Dassault or the automotive group Renault. CTR cooperates with Supméca within the Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies (COMET) program and the COMET Center ASSIC Austrian Smart System Integration Research Center - led by CTR. The partnership between CTR and Supméca focuses on the research areas of simulation (FEM, vibration and acoustics) and piezo sensors and actuators. The students also conduct research on-site at CTR, write their scientific publications here and are actively involved in applied research projects. After Rémi Gauthier and Claude Humbert, Amira Hedhili and Hugo Chambon are currently researching at CTR. They are supervised by Prof. Ayech Benjeddou of Supmeca and CTR senior researcher Pascal Nicolay.

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Phd Student Hugo Chambon in the picture: 

Name: Hugo Chambon

University/Institute: Université Technologique de Compiègne (Fr)

Scientific advisor : Pr. Ayech Benjeddou (Supméca), Pr. Mohamed Ali Hamdi

CTR advisor: Dr. Pascal Nicolay

Phd Thesis: Modelling, simulation and optimization of layered piezoelectric acoustics devices for sensor and filtering applications

Short Abstract: SAW devices are accurate sensors for harsh environment conditions. In order to design better sensors and to speed up the design process, the CTR developed a tool based on finite elements which makes possible to simulate a full sensor from scratch.

What should be invented in future: A Smart Head Implant: An electronic device that enhance our brain ability. Boosting our memory and creativity. It should also facilitate internet browsing, communication with computers and between human beings.

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Hugo Chambon is writing his dissertation at CTR.

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