21 Teaching and Research-only staff members
1 Emeritus
5 IT members
6 post-docs
28 PhD students
Know-how / Skills

Members of the MacroMolecular & Materials Chemistry department develops skills in polymer chemistry and physico-chemistry.

A word from the Head of the Department

The members of MacroMolecular Chemistry & Materials Chemistry department are talented and passionate polymer chemists and physico-chemists, biologists and pharmacists with a strong team spirit. Do not hesitate to contact us for your stimulating projects related to chemistry, physico-chemistry, formulation and synthesis of polymers. We will then share with you our broad expertise, from the synthesis of basic compounds (initiators, monomers, transfer agents) to the development of polymer and composite materials. Our interests include the study of polymerization mechanisms and kinetics, the development of green polymerization processes, the characterization of polymers and the study of polymer self-assembly. Our specialized skills and exceptional research environment will be put to good use for your applications and collaborative projects in the fields of energy, environment, sustainable development and health. Our vision is to focus our efforts on polymers with low environmental impact and polymers for life sciences in order to contribute to the long-awaited circular economy of materials and to respond to some major public health issues. Our goal is also to be strongly involved in the training of the young generation of researchers. Patrick Lacroix-Desmazes Head of Department

Research activities

The research themes developed within the department are:

  • Biofunctional and pharmaceutical polymers
  • Fluorine-phosphorus-based polymers
  • Polymer structuring
  • Bio-based polymers & green chemistry