HEIG-VD Laboratory of Applied NanoSciences

Avenue des Sports 20
1401 Yverdon-les-Bains


Laboratory of Applied NanoSciences (COMATEC-LANS)

The Laboratory of Applied NanoSciences is specialized in advanced materials engineering and surface micro- and submicrostructure characterization. Its interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientist develops and designs advanced materials and processes for coating, printing, and surface treatment for decorative and functional applications.


  • Advanced atomic force microscopy (AFM), optical profilometry: nano- & microstructure analysis of metals, oxides and polymer surfaces or thin films
  • Atmospheric pressure plasma surface treatment
  • Pilot tests & feasibility studies for industrial surface treatment, processing, coating, and inkjet printing
  • Polymer nanocomposites, nano- and microfiber membranes and filters
  • Electrical, optical, and wetting properties of materials and surfaces
  • Colloidal nanoparticles and nanoparticle ink characterizations 
  • Training for professionals

The research unit COMATEC-LANS belongs to the Institute COMATEC, Department of Industrial Technologies of the HEIG-VD/HES-SO. 

1 Professoren
2 Forscher / Doktoranden / Postdocs
1 Techniker