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Welcome to the web site of the CP2M

Laboratory of Catalysis, Polymerization, Processes and Materials. We are located at the CPE-Lyon engineering school on the campus of the DOUA in Villeurbanne, and are supported by the CNRS, CPE-Lyon, and the Université Claude Bernard-Lyon 1 (our tutelles), all part of the Université de Lyon. Created from the merger of the UMR Chemistry Catalysis Polymers and Processes (C2P2 – UMR 5265) and Laboratory of Catalytic Process Engineering (LGPC –UMR 5285), the CP2M saw the light of day on 01 January 2021. The new research unit has been created to combine the strengths of the 2 original UMR in terms of the development and implementation of advanced organometallic complexes and materials for different applications (of which homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis), advanced polymerization chemistries and processes, reaction engineering, reactor design and process automation, and new approaches to the study of chemistry.

The main areas of research

Research at the CP2M integrates expertise from the molecule to the process, and from product formulation to end-use properties.
The main areas of research include.

  • Multiscale Catalytic Systems

  • Polymers and Polymerization

  • Reactivity in Catalysis

  • Complex Colloids

  • Chemical Reaction Engineering

  • Materials and Molecular engineering

  • Process Intensification

  • Recycling , Biomass Valorization in the context of Circular Economy

Our UMR is structured around two research teams:




Visit our website pages

We invite you to visit our RESEARCH Page to find out more about their activities, or our PEOPLE page to see who does what in this new structure.
We are often on the lookout for new collaborations, so check out the JOBS page to see if there is a research project.
Otherwise, take a look at our NEWS page to learn what is going on at the CP2M at this time.

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How to join us?

Mailing address

43 Bd du 11 Nov. 1918
(B. P. 82077)
69616 Villeurbanne CEDEX FRANCE

Contact details

+33 (0)4 72 43 17 67 (team PCM)
+33 (0)4 72 43 17 94 (team MMAGICC)
+33 (0)4 72 43 17 56 (Communication)

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