University of Rennes 1

The University of Rennes 1 has been in existence since 1969, but its heritage stems back to the days of the Breton university founded in 1461. The University of Rennes 1 is one of the two universities in the city of Rennes, France. It is a multidisciplinary institution consisting of three scientific areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Health; Law, Politics, Economics, Management and Administration Science; and Human Sciences (Philosophy and Communication).

The LGCGM (Laboratoire de Génie Civil et Génie Mécanique – Laboratory of Civil and Mechanical Engineering – EA 3913) are research teams from the INSA-Rennes and the University of Rennes 1 (40 researchers). All the researchers involved in ISOBIO project are from the University of Rennes 1.

The ‘Materials thermo-rheology’ research team at LGCGM have investigated eco-friendly materials such as cob, hemp concretes, hemp renders, hemp wool for more than 30 years.

Key project tasks: 

  • Characterisation of bio-based materials, resins and binders
  • Development and characterization of composite materials
  • Development and characterization of products (panel, render, plaster)