Mathias Lechelon (CENTURI Multi-engineering platform)


His background

May 2020 – Present | Mechatronics research engineer - CENTURI mutli-engineering platform, Aix-Marseille Université

2018 – 2020 | Postdoctoral fellow - CIML & CPT, Marseille

2014 – 2017 | PhD - CIML & CPT, Marseille

2012 – 2014 | MSc Technologies for health - Université de Montpellier

2008 – 2011 | BSc General biology - Université Grenoble Alpes

I have a PhD in biophysics focusing on long range electrodynamic interactions among biomolecules. My work consisted in developing the most suitable technique to observe a change in the diffusing behavior of proteins in solution. It is during my PhD studies that I got interested in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printing. In combination with electronics and microcontrollers, I rapidly figured out that these techniques could help solving many problems and be very useful in fixing broken pieces, reproducing commercially available devices at a much lower cost, and making fully functional prototypes. I therefore developed these skills as a “maker”.


As a research engineer in mechatronics within CENTURI multi-engineering platform, I am in charge of the workshop and the machines:

  • A 3D printer (Fused Filament Fabrication);
  • A CNC router;
  • An “electronics” lab (microcontrollers, sensors, actuators).


I will help you in hardware/software development of your projects on the following aspects:

  • Design (CAD);
  • Manufacturing (CAM, 3D printing, cutting, PCB engraving, etc.);
  • Control and automatization (microcontrollers, sensors, actuators);
  • Assembling, testing, and use of the final devices.