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University of Grenoble (UGA)


A multidisciplinary institution located in the heart of the French Alps, Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) is renowned for its scientific and technological research activities, working together with national research institutions like CEA and CNRS. UGA is a partner but does not offer access to the facilities under the EXCITE project


Laboratoire 3SR conducts cutting-edge research on Solid Mechanics, mainly in the fields of material science and structure/construction engineering, in areas of high societal relevance, such as health, energy, transport, risk and civil engineering. More specifically, 3SR is a pioneer in the use and development of x-ray tomography (lab scanner, in-situ testing, image analysis including DIC, etc) since the 90’s. 

Recently, 3SR with the financial support of UGA, created in 2016 the new neutron and x-ray imaging beamline at the Laue-Langevin Institute (ILL-Grenoble), named NeXT-Grenoble. Also, 3SR develops a new Python package for image analysis (correlation, strain measurement, contact analysis, NX registration, etc), named Software for the Practical Analysis of Materials (SPAM).


3SR is internationally recognised for its innovative contributions to theoretical, numerical and experimental geomechanics.

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Twenty-four European facilities for electron and X-ray microscopy are joining hands. To better understand Earth and planetary materials and to together unveil the secret codes hidden under our feet. Curious? Like to learn more? Interested in gaining access to our EXCITE Imaging facilities? Please enter your email address and be one of the first geoscientists to be informed when we open calls for proposals. Other questions? Contact us here.

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