Advanced Materials for Catalysis and Health

The team "Advanced Materials for Catalysis and Health" (MACS) is one of the 11 teams that constitute the Charles Gerhardt Institute in Montpellier (ICGM - UMR 5253). It brings together about 80 people, including 35 researchers and faculty members, 14 technicians, engineers and administrative, thirty doctoral and ten postdocs. The team is located at 2 sites respectively located at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Montpellier (104, rue de la Galéra) and the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Montpellier (15, avenue Charles Flahault). The lessons are taught by members of the team in the University Montpellier, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie Nîmes University and the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes. The students of the team are linked to the research training dispensed by doctoral schools: Chemical Sciences Balard, GAIA (Biodiversity, Agriculture, Food, Environment, Earth, Water) and CBS2 (Chemical and Biological Sciences for Health).

MACS is also one of the teams Pôle Balard labeled "Institut Carnot".

Team event

Research Skills

The research activity of the MACS team, structured into four thematic groups, is mainly focused on the controlled development of textured and functional materials for catalytic processes and health and relies heavily on the exploitation of renewable resources. The optimization of materials and their performance is obtained by a fine characterization and precise understanding resulting from the synergy between experimental analysis and computational multiscale modeling.

Word from the team manager

Team members "Advanced Materials for Catalysis and Health" (MACS) develop their skills to the understanding and mastery of physical and chemical interactions involved in the self-assembly of synthetic precursors or from renewable resources to develop adaptable platforms, structuring and fonctionnalising textured materials used in heterogeneous catalysis and health applications.
Research conducted within the team cover the fields related to sustainable industrial chemistry, environmental protection and human health. This research is directed towards the intensification of catalytic processes for the refining, petrochemical and automotive pollution control and development of new tools for diagnosis in medical imaging, therapy, and new actions in tissue repair engineering (ex: on bone and joint reconstruction) and screening for diseases.

Eric Clot Team manager

Research activities

The striking specificity of the research conducted within MACS lies in the close link between the developments of textured and hybrid nanomaterials, complementary methods for characterization and molecular modeling, including quantum approaches, statistical and dynamic simulations. The research work is developed in a transverse approach around four skill groups:

MACS team

Access - Contacts

The Advanced Materials Team for Catalysis and Health (MACS) of ICGM is located on 2 sites: the National School of Chemistry of Montpellier (site Galéra) and the University of Montpellier (Faculty of Pharmacy).

Institut Charles Gerhardt - UMR5253
Équipe "Matériaux Avancés pour la Catalyse et la Santé"

Adresse postale:

ICGM - équipe MACS
240 avenue du Professeur Emile JEANBRAU
34296 Montpellier cedex 5

Nos sites de recherche:

Site de la Galéra
Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier
Parc Euromédecine
104 Rue de la Galéra
34090 Montpellier Cedex 5 - FRANCE

Site UM
MACS Faculté de Pharmacie UM
Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier
Faculté de Pharmacie - Université Montpellier
15 Av. Charles Flahault BP 14 491
34093 Montpellier Cedex 5 - FRANCE
Tramway ligne 1 (Odysseum/Mosson) - Station "Boutonnet" ( Plan du réseau ). Prendre l’avenue Pierre d’Adhemar jusqu’à l’avenue Charles Flahault. Tournez à droite et remontez jusqu’à la faculté de Pharmacie.

Accès Montpellier et sites: ENSCM

Montpellier access


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