• Chemistry - Materials

Laboratoire de Génie des Procédés et des Matériaux (LGPM)

Research unit


LGPM focuses its research on materials and biomaterials, as well as the processes involved in their elaboration. The main themes are the physical mecanisms dictating material reation to an exterior sollicitation, separation and functionalization, and reactive transfers at interfaces (micro alguae). A large instrument platform allows the researchers to innovate in varied fields (biomedical, energy...)


  • Mr François PUEL

Innovation themes

Map and access

Avenue Joliot Curie

Our research areas


- surface physics and chemistry
- extraction via emulsion
- liquid liquid extraction
- analytical chromatography
- membrane processes
- tribocorrosion
- direct simulation of deep filtration
- meshless numerical methods
- simulation of bio-processes

Applications sectors

  • Energy
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry / Plastics (Glue, Plastic, Rubber...)
  • Materials (Metal, Glass, Ceramic, Composite...)

Total number of employees

Total number of employees : 67
Number of researchers : 30
Number of doctoral students : 16

Equipment(s) open to collaboration

Academics and industry:
- analysis et characterization : spectrometers (elementary analysis, ICP-AES, UV, IR, atomic absorption, X-ray fluorescence), chromatographs, MEB + EDS, environmental MEB, interferometric microscope, microtopograph, DSC coupled thermoscale, biological activity via calorimetry, DMA, mass diffusion, permeability, sorption isothermals, LASER granulometry, drop tensiometer, PIV (particle image velocimetry), deformation via image correlation
- processes : liquid liquid extraction, preparatory chromatography (gases and liquid), ultra and nano filtration, inverse osmosis, photo-bioreactors, drying, thermal treatment,high temperature wetting, surface treatment
- modelisation/simulation : direct simulation of deep filtration, multi-scale simulation of coupled transfers in porous materials, multi-physical simulation, meshless numerical methods, simulation of bio-processes.


Our results

Projects examples

Created the Chaire de Biotechnologies Blanches , MOMA project (helping the Curiosity rover find traces of life on Mars)

Industrial and scientific relations

Scientific collaborations

CNRS, CEA, INRA, School of Mathematical Sciences QUT (Australia), Universidade de Sao Paolo, Université du Québec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (Canada), Cornell University (USA), Poznan University of Life Sciences (Poland), Univeristatea Dunara de Jos de Galati (Romania), State, École Nationale d'Ingénieur de Monastir (Tunisia), Teaching University of Perm (Russia)

Private collaborations

- collaboration with several french and international companies


Establishments of affiliation