IMFT is a joint research unit (CNRS + University of Toulouse). It is one of the largest and one of the best laboratories in fluid mechanics in France, with about 65 academics, 35 technicians and engineers, 80 PhD students and 20 postdocs.
IMFT is internationally renowned in topics such as combustion, biomechanics, porous media or multiphase flows, notably with 3 on-going ERC grants (BEBOP, VITAE, and SCIROCCO).
The team Porous & Biological Media is at the forefront of international research in problems of transport in porous and biological media (bone, vascular system and microbial colonies). 8 hospital clinicians have been affiliated to the team since 2013, a unique merging at the national level between fundamental and clinical sciences.