Physical chemistry of fundamental processes
Analytical methods development (laser diagnostics, coupling of methods)
Implementation of laboratory and semi-pilot scale reactors
Applications: engines, burners, aeronautics, atmospheric pollution, health, climate...


ER1: Physical Chemistry of Combustion

Chemical kinetic and combustion in engines

Reformulation of fuels / biofuels / natural gas/hydrogen – Mitigation of polluting emissions
Experimental studies of auto-ignition in rapid compression machine
Development of detailed kinetic mechanisms of the oxidation and auto-ignition of hydrocarbons

Laser diagnostics and kinetic mechanisms: flames, clean processes

Mechanisms of production and consumption of pollutants: NOx, COV, PAH, soot
Combustion of synthetic fuels, biofuels, biomass, coal …
Development of laser diagnostics techniques
In-situ coupling of optical diagnostics with intrusive analytical methods
Development of detailed kinetic mechanisms of combustion

Soot and aeronautics

ER2: Physical chemistry of the Atmosphere

Homogeneous and heterogeneous reactivity in the atmosphere

Determination of rate constants and products of reactions of atmospheric interest
Heterogeneous reactivity and health impacts of polluting particles (pollens, soot)
Physical chemistry of atmospheric aerosol particles
Chemical and photochemical pollution in the atmosphere
Photo-catalysis in air quality improvement

Air Quality – Metrology and Modeling

Experimental characterization and numerical simulation of indoor and outdoor environments
Development of optical diagnostics techniques
Field campaign measurements
Determination of pollution levels, pollutant sources and sinks. Impacts on health and climate
Relation between weather conditions and pollution episodes occurrences

ER3: Common Research Team C3R «Chemical kinetics, Combustion, Reactivity: nuclear security» (IRSN/CNRS/Lille1)

Experimental study and modeling of reactivity of fission products (Iodine, Boron, Cesium)
Transportation of iodine in reactor primary circuit – Reactivity modeling using ab-initio methods
Experimental characterization of PAH and soot in the event of accidental fire
Source terms and radiological consequences – Modeling using molecular dynamics - Simulations
Interactions between surfaces and fission products


School doctoral of Sciences of matter, radiation and environment (SMRE).

Licence and master of chemistry, physical-chemistry

ASC : Master Erasmus Mundus Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry

AE : Atmospheric Environment (Labex CaPPA)

MOPI : Maîtrise et Optimisation des Procédés Industriels

CMN : Chimie et Matériaux du Nucléaire