The work carried out at PC2A is in line with the themes of IREPSE (Research Federation 4129), the PIA LabEx CaPPA ("Chemical and Physical Properties of the Atmosphere", ANR-11-LABX-0005-01), the CPER ECRIN (multidisciplinary projects 'Environment Climate' of the Hauts-de-France region) and the MéOL platform (national platform of Optical Metrology of Lille).

To develop the current research actions and to implement new projects whose objectives are described in the scientific perspectives, the research policy of the unit is based on the three following research operations:

The themes of the team "Physicochemistry of Combustion"

The themes of the team "Physicochemistry of Combustion" concern two aspects of combustion, on the one hand environmental issues related to the mechanisms of formation and / or destruction of pollutants, such as NOx, VOCs, PAHs, soot in flames of gaseous, liquid or solid fuels, in clean processes, and on the other hand the self-ignition in engines in connection with the reformulation of fuels and the formation of pollutants

    The scientific activities of the team "PhysicoChemistry of the Atmosphere"

are focused on the study of the processes governing the formation and the chemical transformation of species in gaseous and particulate phases in the troposphere. These studies aim at understanding and quantifying the impacts of these fundamental mechanisms on climate change and on indoor and outdoor air quality.

    The scientific objectives of the "Molecular Simulations of Environmental Processes" team

are based on the C3R CNRS / IRSN / Lille1 Joint Research Laboratory created in September 2009 for 4 years. Its research focuses on the experimental aspect and the modeling of the physicochemical behavior (reactivity, thermodynamics) of chemical species subjected to severe thermal and/or radiolytic environments in four scientific fields: gas-phase kinetics, gas-particle interactions, radiochemistry and combustion.