About us

Materials Institut Carnot Alsace - MICA

  • 1 industry-focused research structure,
  • The specialist in Functional Materials
    Surfaces and Interfaces, from research to industrial application.
  • The resources strength of 17 members, for a global offer

9 laboratories

- Biomatériaux et inflammation en site osseux (BIOS) - EA 4691
- Institut de Chimie et Procédés pour l’Energie, l’Environnement et la Santé (ICPEES) - UMR 7515
- Institut Charles Sadron (ICS) - UPR 22-CNRS
- Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS) - UMR 7504
- BioMatériaux BioIngénierie - UMR-S 1121
- Institut de Science des Matériaux de Mulhouse (IS2M) - UMR 7361
- Institut franco-allemand de recherches de Saint-Louis - Entité Transversale Matériaux (ISL- ETM)
- Laboratoire d'Ingénierie et Sciences des Matériaux (LISM) - EA 4695
- Laboratoire de Physique et Mécanique Textiles (LPMT) - EA 4365


- Aérial
- CRITT Matériaux Alsace
- HOLO 3

MICA in figures

  • More than 30 M€
    of research partnership turnover in 2012
  • 900 partner companies
    for R&D projects/year
  • More than 20 patents
    filed every year
  • 254 active
  • More than 700 publications
    a year
  • 59 resourcing projects
    financed since 2012

Our business

  • Provide support to companies in the design of the products and services of the future
  • Anticipate market needs with our breakthrough and incremental innovations solutions

Success stories

Laser technology for the metal functionalization of textiles

Validation of a completely new technique for creating smart, electrically conductive textiles using laser technology

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Unalterable marking on thermoplastic materials

Unalterable colour laser marking for thermoplastic materials

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A remarkable ultrahydrophobic surface area

Creation of textured silicone surfaces with remarkable superhydrophobic properties

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