The work carried out at PC2A falls within the scope of IREPSE (Fédération de Recherches 4129), the PIA LabEx CaPPA (« Chemical and Physical Properties of the Atmosphere », ANR-11-LABX-0005-01), the CPER ECRIN (projets pluridisciplinaires ‘Environnement Climat’ de la région Hauts-de-France)  and the MéOL plateforme (plateforme nationale de Métrologie Optique de Lille).


To develop current research activities and implement new projects whose objectives are described in the scientific outlook, the unit's research policy is based on the following three research operations:


focusses on 2 aspect of combustion; first environmental issues linked to the formation and/or destruction of pollutants such as NOx, VOCs, PAHs and soot in gaseous, liquid or solid fuel flames in clean processes, and secondly to self-ignition in engines in connection with fuel reformulation and pollutant formation.


focus on studying the processes governing the formation and chemical transformation of species in the gaseous and particulate phases of the troposphere. The aim of these studies is to understand and quantify the impact of these fundamental mechanisms on climate change, as well as on indoor and outdoor air quality.


focuses on the experimental and modeling aspects 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