37 Researchers and teacher-researchers
2 Emeritus
19 Ingineers and technicians
10 fixed-term contracts for researchers / post-docs / ATER
27 PhD students
Know-how / Skills
  • Material development: glass and glass-ceramics, melting/quenching, hyperquenching, sputtering, (co-)evaporation, mechanosynthesis, liquid process, nanostructuring, nanopowders, nanowires, hybrid materials, thin films, surface and interfacial engineering, solid electrolytes, polymer electrolytes, ion exchange membranes, conductive ceramics, electrofilling, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)
  • Physicochemical characterization: local, electrical and mechanical characterization, NMR (measurements and calculation of parameters), neutron thermodiffraction, advanced X-ray diffraction techniques, instrumental development for in-situ/operando characterization, advanced electrochemistry techniques
  • Structure/property relationships and applications : solid ionic solid, solid electrolytes, electrical memories, sensors, thermoelectric properties, multiferroic couplings, oxygen and proton diffusion mechanisms, electromechanical coupling, mesoscopic/electronic order, dielectric/ferroelectric materials, studies of solid/liquid, solid/gas and solid/liquid/gas interfaces,
  • Theory/experiment relationships: stabilities of materials under different atmospheres, pressures and/or temperatures
  • Components and devices: durability, assembly

A word from the manager
The expertise of the Department of Chemistry of Materials, Nanostructures, Materials for Energy is based on shared experimental and modeling skills and techniques in solid state chemistry, organized materials, amorphous and glasses, nanostructures, composites, polymers and charged liquids. Although they address different scientific questions, they have common interests in materials synthesis, physico-chemistry, theory/experience relationships and structure/properties. They also share a common language, a number of equipment, synthesis/manufacturing or characterization methods (including in situ, operando and/or on large equipment), and finally application areas such as energy storage and conversion, detection. Because of the complementarity of their expertise and their interactions, they develop a complete research offer, from the isolated atom to the devices. The activities of the department revolve around 4 research themes: chalcogenides and glasses, multidimensional crystals and nanostructures with multiple functionalities, oxide materials, and electrochemistry for energy.
Frédéric Favier
Head of department
Research activities

The activities of the department are articulated around 4 research themes:

  • Chalcogenides and glasses (ChV)
  • Multidimensional crystals and nanostructures with multiple functionality (CNM2)
  • Oxide materials (OM)
  • Electrochemistry for Energy (ELFE)