Goals in research, development and training

MiChem's objective is to integrate the skills of physical, molecular and theoretical chemistry laboratories on a unique approach to problems by working in the same way with diatomic molecules and nano-objects.

The fundamental chemistry of MiChem

MiChem's objective is to integrate the skills of physical, molecular and theoretical chemistry laboratories on a unique approach to problems by working in the same way with diatomic molecules and nano-objects.
The fundamental chemistry of MiChem

At the fundamental level, MiChem aims to observe, understand and predict the reactivity of objects from the sub-nanometric (or attosecond) level at the macroscopic scale, then to synthesize new molecular and supramolecular structures with controlled properties, by organizing and analyzing them according to "bottom-up" approaches. Michem develops new synthesis methods and develops state-of-the-art instruments that break all current scientific barriers.

These new concepts are applied to 5 scientific fields in particular:

  • health (thermal diagnosis)
  • environment (eco-compatible synthesis, pollutant sequestration);
  • astrochemistry
  • nanochemistry for energy and information technology (storage, photovoltaic devices and new materials for clean energy production)
  • cultural heritage (microanalysis, non-invasive methods for restoration and conservation)
An international network of experts

The strength of the scientific expertise of the various groups, concentrated in Paris Centre but strongly connected to a national and international network of scientific partners, is a unique opportunity to meet the various challenges and achieve a real evolution of chemistry. MiChem is profoundly changing the landscape of Parisian chemistry: it has 17 partners - laboratories and teams associated with the CNRS, the Sorbonne University, the Denis Diderot-Paris 07 University, Chimie Paris Tech-ENSCP, the Paris Observatory, the ENS, the Cergy-Pontoise University and INSERM. All participating units were rated A+ or A by the AERES at the last evaluation.

Technology transfer

The Michem project encompasses many aspects concerning technology transfer, exchanges with the international scientific communities, industrial relations, which include public-private partnerships and patent policy for licensing agreements.

Student training

Michem's research objectives are in symbiosis with the training of master's and doctoral students in molecular and analytical chemistry. The project aims to encompass the diversity of the student population and provide an environment of excellence that promotes the highest level of education. The proposed approach represents a paradigm shift from a discipline-based program to a student-centred environment.