The PCM team (Polymerization, Catalysis, Materials) includes 11 researchers, 2 teacher-researchers and 9 engineering, technical and administrative research support staff (ITA).

Its activities are based on three main axes briefly described below:

o Chemistry and polymerization processes constitute the first axis. The synthesis of polymers by different chemistries (catalysis, radical ...) as well as their crosslinking, the controlled design of macromolecular architectures, the engineering of the polymerization reaction and the polymerization processes as well as associated modeling (kinetics, materials, transfers, properties) are studied.

o The second axis concerns catalysis and catalysts. It is about designing and developing new catalysts using molecular approaches and organometallic surface chemistry and using them in catalysis in fine chemistry, petrochemical and sustainable chemistry applications.

o Materials constitute a third axis. Molecular engineering approaches to obtain inorganic materials, the production of complex colloids and structured polymer nanoparticles through the synthesis of polymers in dispersed media and the synthesis of advanced materials (vitrimers, nano-absorbents, porous polymers) are investigated.

Two transversal themes on one hand on the characterization of polymers and materials and on the other hand on the development of chemistries and polymers in a context of sustainable chemistry and circular economy complete the activities of the PCM team.

Two Joint labs are located in PCM Team : Chemistlab with Michelin / iHub Poly-9 with Arkema