Research laboratory

Tutelle secondaire CHU Clermont-Ferrand
Membre de Clermont Auvergne INP

Nuées Ardentes 2021

The Institut Pascal participated in the 2021 edition of the Nuées Ardentes, a festival sponsored by Clermont Auvergne University whose objective is to bring about the meeting of art, science and the imagination while creating an emotion in order to promote knowledge sharing.

Among other things, the team MACCS of the ISPR research axis has captured the attention of the public by presenting several of their robots (NAO or the articulated hand).

ESCA platform of Institut Pascal

"In a cubic centimeter of matter, one atom in 10 million is on the surface, but in a cubic nanometer, nearly 80% of the atoms are on the surface."

The ESCA platform is composed of several means of physicochemical characterization of surfaces.
Electronic spectroscopies (XPS, UPS, EELS, EPES ...) allow the elemental and functional chemical analysis of the extreme surface (≤10 nm) of all types of solid materials.
The ultra-high vacuum chamber (UHV) is coupled to a surface preparation chamber: deposition of ultra-thin layers, ion erosion and plasma treatment of surfaces.


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The MECD Institute has been awarded the Institut Carnot label

IP is a partner of the MECD Institute. Through its 4 Technical Centers, its 4 university laboratories and its CTL Network, the MECD Institute is developing an R&D offer that anticipates the major challenges of the construction sector.

IP at Charade

At the invitation of the Departmental Council, the Pascal Institute is testing its 3D reconstruction and vision guidance algorithms on the Charade circuit.


Institut Pascal celebrates the 80th anniversary of the CNRS: made by amateurs with the heart, inspired by young dancers whom we warmly thank. It was a real pleasure to share this adventure with them.

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Focus on our plateforms

PACEM (electromagnetic compatibility) and PAVIN (intelligent vehicles) platforms within UCA Partner


Core departements

M3G department

ISPR department

GePEB department

PHOTON department