In 2016, there are 30 permanent staff members (7 CNRS, 11 associate professors, 5 ITA, 7 BIATSS), 23 PhD students and 4 Post doctoral fellows.
In order to develop the ongoing research and to realize new research projects in the field of the laboratory, the unit is divided is three axis :
including two aspects of combustion, first environnemental issues with kinetic mechanisms of formation and/or destruction of pollutants, such as NOx, COV, PAH's, soot in flames seeded with gazeous, liquid or solid combustibles, second auto-ignition in engines with fuel formulation, pollutant formation. A new area (involving both teams 1 and 2) is focused on hygroscopic properties of soot particulates has began.
including two aspects with atmospheric chemistry and air quality. The group « Homogeneous and heterogeneous atmospheric reactivity » is working on chemical or photochemical reactions in the Atmosphere, and oxidation reactions that occur during process of air treatment by photocatalysis and cold plasma. The group "Air quality : measurements and modeling" is working on pollutant characterisation, identification of their sources of formation and their impact on pollution, transports phenomena at different scales and key factors that may explain observables.
The team is part of the common research laboratory (C3R CNRS / IRSN / Lille1 created in september 2009. Research topics are focussed on chemical physics (reactivity, thermodynamique) of species compounds that are subject to severe thermal and/or radiolitic environments in 4 domains : kinetic in gaseous phase, gas-particule interactions, radiochemistry and combusiton.