Research at the FSTC is structured into five research units:

Computer Science and Communications Research Unit (CSC)

The primary mission is to conduct fundamental and applied research in the area of computer, communication and information sciences.
The CSC Research Unit is divided into four laboratories:

  •  Communicative Systems Laboratory (ComSys)
  •  Interdisciplinary Lab for Intelligent and Adaptive Systems (ILIAS)
  •  Laboratory of Algorithmics, Cryptology and Security (LACS)
  •  Laboratory for Advanced Software Systems (LASSY)

Research Unit in Engineering Sciences (RUES)

The Research Unit in Engineering is an interdisciplinary group active in the classical domains of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering.
The main research activities are cooperative efforts of specialists in the classical engineering domains organized in four main clusters:

  •  Construction & Design
  •  Energy & Environment
  •  Automation & Mechatronics
  •  Geophysics


Mathematics Research Unit (RMATH)

The Mathematics Research Unit carries out research in mathematics, both on its fundamental and its applied aspects.
These are the main research directions:

  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Geometry and the Mathematical Theory of Quantization
  • Harmonic and geometric analysis
  • Probability Theory and its Applications, Mathematical Finance, Decision Theory

Physics and Materials Science Research Unit (PHYMS)

The Physics and Materials Science Research Unit focuses on condensed matter physics. Its activities cover the whole field from the electronic and spin structure of crystals and interfaces to the thermodynamics of soft matter and composites with their interphases. Experimental and theoretical groups join forces to understand and develop materials.
Main research areas are:

  •  Photovoltaics
  •  Energy Materials
  •  NanoMagnetism
  •  Physics of Advanced Materials
  •  Theory of Soft Condensed Matter Physics
  •  Complex Systems and Statistical Mechanics
  •  Theoretical Solid-State Physics
  •  Experimental Soft Matter Physics

Life Sciences Research Unit (LSRU)

Combining molecular, cellular and computational approaches, research at the LSRU focuses on the fundamental understanding of biological processes relevant to human diseases to make use of it for biomedical applications.
Main research areas are:

  •  Signal Transduction
  •  Cancer Cell Biology and Drug Discovery
  •  Molecular Disease Mechanisms
  •  Neuro Inflammation
  •  Calcium Signalling and inflammation
  •  Systems Biology




Strategic Research Priority: Computational Sciences