Centre for Chemical Engineering

“Process Design for Energy and Environment, from fundamentals to technology”

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Research fields

Industrial and Geo-Chemical Engineering

  • Scientific fields
    • Particle design: synthesis, reactivity and transportation of divided and dispersed solids and porous materials.
    • Transport Phenomena in Multiphase Systems.
  • Applications fields
    • Industry: Free carbon energy production: nuclear, fossils and bio-sourced, Efficient plants: materials, energy and water management,
    • Geo-Sciences: Hydrology and contaminated soil management.

Human Ressources

80 persons

  • 50 permanent staff : 25 Professors or assistants and 25 technical and administrative persons
  • 30 PhD students and Post-Doct

Expertise, skills and know-how

  • Dynamics of heterogeneous and granular systems,
  • Multi-physics and multi-scale modelling, from nm3 to km3
  • Inline, in-situ and offline physico-chemical characterizations
  • Technology: from sensor to process designing, sizing and prototyping

Research units

Scientific Departments

PEG – Process for Environment and Geo-Ressources

Contact : Baptiste Bouillot,

  • Modelling of Complex Hydrosystems
  • Recovery of Hydrometallurgical Wastes
  • Depollution of Soils

PMMG – Powder Science and Technology

Contact: Éric Serris,

  • Powder Science and Technology
    • Powders and Grains
    • Cement and concrete
  • Image analysis
    • iImage processing
    • Image analysis
    • Image modelling

PTSI – Process for solid conversion and Instrumentation

Contact: Loïc Favergeon,

  • Multi-Scale modelling of Heterogeneous Reactors
  • Reactivity of Multi-Material Systems
  • Heterogeneous Kinetics
  • Solid-Gas Reactivity
  • Process Intensification and Instrumentation
  • Sensors


Physico-Chemical Characterization of Powders (PC2)

Contact: Éric Serris,

  • Crystallization Reactors
  • Fragmentation
  • Sieving
  • Controlled atmosphere furnaces
  • Instrumented press
  • Granulometry (LG, DLS, FBRM, Turbidity)
  • Flowability
  • MIP
  • Surface area analysis (BET)
  • Surface characterization (AFM, Digidrop, Zeta Potential)
  • X-Ray tomography
  • XRD (High temp, GIXRD)

Study of solids by Thermal Micro-Analysis (ESMAT)

Contact: Laetitia

  • Heat Treatment of Powders and Solid Materials
  • Thermal Analysis (DSC, DTA, Dilatometry)
  • Evolved Gas Analysis (FTIR, GPC, MS)
  • Thermogravimetry (3 TGA 1600°C, 3 TG 800°C)
  • Gas sensor test bench
  • SOFC

Spectrometry and Chemical Characterization (SAC)

Contact: Laetitia

  • Raman
  • FTIR & Raman microscopy
  • ATR probe
  • UV Spectrometry
  • XRF
  • ICP
  • Ionic Chromatography
  • GC
  • GC-MS
  • Gas Analyzer: IR, UV, MS

Hall for Energy and Water technologies prototyping (T2E2)

Contact: Jérôme

  • Hydrate loop
  • Heat treatment of wood
  • Air conditioning and CO2 capture pilots
  • Instrumentation- sensors