Discover the research teams
Architectured Oxides and Electro-Ceramics for Energy and Electronics
Exploring functional energy and electronic materials - Targeted control of (micro)structures, interfaces, and defects - Understanding properties by characterization and modeling
Energy : Materials and Batteries
The research activity of the “Energy: Materials and Batteries” group is focused on the synthesis and characterization of materials (new materials, models or materials close to applications) and on the analysis of the mechanisms occurring during the operation of devices for electrochemical energy storage (batteries, microbatteries, supercapacitors ...). This involves developing new high-performance materials or improving the performances or properties of existing materials by adjusting their composition and / or structure.
Chemistry and Photonic of Oxide and Fluoride Materials
The activity of the "Chemistry and Photonics of Oxides and Fluorides" group is based on the design, development or multi-scale structuring and shaping of original materials dedicated to optics and photonics.
Metallurgy and Functional Materials
Team 4 “Metallurgy and Functional Materials” aims to understand the overall behavior of materials of the future (metallic alloys, intermetallics, composite materials, etc.) by bringing into play approaches relating to powder metallurgy, physical metallurgy and the chemistry and crystallochemistry of materials, the whole being associated with means of (i) calculations (thermodynamic approach of the CALPHAD type and dynamic modeling at mesoscopic scales) and (ii) development and characterizations (structural and physical).
Chemistry of Nanomaterials
The common denominator of our groups' activities is mastering nanoscale structuration, be it via solid state chemistry, solution-state inorganic synthesis, molecular species surface grafting or organic polymerization in suspension.
Switchable Molecules and Materials
Our research themes concern both multifunctional materials (photo-, piezo, thermo-commutation) as well as materials science (optimization of properties by shaping) as well as nanosciences (data processing, sensors)
The activity of the Supercritical Fluids group is structured around a central theme, which concerns the study of the combined Thermo-Hydro-Bio-Chemical (THBC) mechanisms in reactive fluid media under pressure and temperature by developing a multidisciplinary approach for the analysis and the understanding of the observed phenomena. The group supports the deployment of technologies and processes for a sustainable development and the energy transition.