Our fields of study are gathered around two main themes: tribology and biomechanics.
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Tribology is the science of lubrication, friction, and wear. It studies problems related to both dry and lubricated contact. CISTEN offers services in the field of experimental and numerical tribology. Our areas of expertise include the investigation of friction and wear phenomena within complex mechanical systems, under various operational conditions, ranging from normal to extreme, and across different scales.
According to the WHO, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for around 18 million deaths every year.
CISTEN’s biomechanics activities focus on the fields of orthopedics and vascular surgery. CISTEN is involved in the research and development of new medical technologies, working in collaboration with healthcare professionals to improve orthopedic treatments and vascular surgical procedures.