French National Research Agency – ANR


The ANR (French National Research Agency) is a research funding organisation. The Agency was established by the French government in 2005 to fund research projects, based on competitive schemes giving researchers the best opportunities to realise their projects and paving the way for groundbreaking new knowledge. The role of the Agency is to bring more flexibility to the French research system, foster new dynamics and devise cutting edge-strategies for acquiring new knowledge. By identifying priority areas and fostering public-private collaborations, the ANR also aims at enhancing the general level of competitiveness of both the French research system and the French economy.


ICSM teams are involved in 11 ANR projects, 6 being in progress:

  • " DYNAMISTE: DYNamics of AluMIno-SilicaTEs Fluids " (Oct. 2015 – Mar. 2020)
    This project, coordinated by Magali Duvail (LMCT), focuses on:
    • the characterization of alkali solutions of aluminosilicates by using experimental and theoretical multiscale approaches,
    • the understanding of the geling processes occurring in such fluids.
    Teams involved: LMCT, L2IA, L2ME and LNER.
  • "VECT'OLEO: Laboratoire de structuration des corps gras naturels pour la vectorisation de composés bioactifs végétaux en nutrition topique et orale" (projet ANR Labcom Sept. 2014 – Aug. 2017)
    The Labcom VECT'OLEO will develop ternary systems [vegetable oil + natural complexant + bioactive compound] offering increased performance in terms of concentration and stability through better control of the mesoscopic organization of oily systems. This Labcom will establish a lasting exchange of knowledge, creativity and analytical tools to drive the innovative and more efficient creation of Oléoactifs® that will be on the food and cosmetic markets via OLEOS.
    Team involved: L2IA.
    Further information on the LabCom website
  • "SILEXE: Liquides ioniques pour le recyclage de métaux par procédé d'extraction/électrodéposition" (Oct. 2013 – Apr. 2017)
    This project, coordinated by Stéphane Pellet-Rostaing (LTSM), focuses on:
    • the development of an efficient process for the extraction and purification of strategic metals: tantale, lithium, rare earth elements,
    • the study and the use of ionic liquids at room temperature, using lipohilic and/or hydrophobic ligands.
    Team involved: LTSM.
  • "GTM: Materials for thermo management" (Jan. 2014 – Jun. 2017)
    This project, coordinated by Sébastien Donet (CEA Liten), proposes a passive solution to develop a thermal buffer reservoir (based on SiC) coupled with precious metals coating directly on honeycombs ceramics. It aims at maximizing the time slot catalytic activity of the post-treatment systems used in automotive vehicles.
    Team involved: LHYS.
  • "CELADYCT: Charged properties of colloids by electroacoustics and dynamic conductivity : experimental and multiscale theoretical approach" (Feb. 2013 – Feb. 2017)
    This project, coordinated by Emmanuelle Dubois (PECSA – UPMC), aims at developing theoretical and experimental tools allowing the determination of the charge properties of colloidal systems. More precisely, this project focuses on non-transparent and nano-colloidal systems thanks to the charged species response under acoustic waves or oscillating electric field.
    Teams involved: L2IA, LSFC and LMCT.
  • "ILLA: Active liquid-liquid interfaces" (Feb. 2013 – Aug. 2016)
    This project, coordinated by Olivier Diat (L2IA), is a fundamental project combining for the first time synthesis of a "reporter" extractant, non linear optics spectroscopy (SHG) coupled with surface tension measurements, and simulations (molecular dynamics) on the same systems.
    Teams involved: L2IA and LMCT.
  • "FANTA-SiC: Fluoro-alkane Amphiphile diblocks for Non-aqueous soft-Templating Approaches – a route to SiC with controlled porosity" (Jan. 2013 – Jan. 2016)
    This project, coordinated by Julien Cambedouzou (LDD), associated fundamental studies (understanding the organisation of fluorinated amphiphilic molecules at the molecular scale in totally anhydrous and anoxic media) and a strong applied stake: the production of SiC with moulded shape and controlled porosity.
    Team involved: L2ME (LDD).
  • "MEMFIS: Extraction of Radioelement using Innovative Functionalized Membranes" (Feb. 2011 – Feb. 2015)
    This project, coordinated by Agnès Grandjean (LNER), aimed at providing a method of complexation-filtration membrane for decontamination of radioactive waste, competitive with current processes.
    Team involved: LNER.
  • "CATASURF: Catalytic surfactants for the design of oxidizing polyphasic microdispersed reaction media. Application to microreactors" (Nov. 2010 – Nov. 2014)
    This project, coordinated by Véronique Rataj (University Lille 1, France), aimed at developing new "green" catalytic processes for fine-chemicals manufacture with a low environmental impact involving H2O2 as the oxidant.
    Team involved: L2IA.
  • "NEQSON: Non Equilibrium Sonochemistry" (Oct. 2010 – Oct. 2013)
    This project, coordinated by Serguei Nikitenko (LSFC), focused on the fundamental research of sonoluminescence and sonochemistry to reach the highest yield of excited and/or ionized species during the cavitating event.
    Team involved: LSFC.
  • "COMP-ACT: New Actinide compounds: from precursors to model materials" (Jan. 2009 – Jan. 2012)
    This project has ended in 2012.
    Team involved: LIME.