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Balard Conferences 2021

The fourth edition of the Balard Conferences, on the theme "Materials for Health, Environment and Energy" will take place from June 15 to 18, 2021 in Montpellier (France).

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PhD defense of Elisa RE

Elisa RE (LHYS) will defend her Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Design and development of hybrid materials based on nano-oxides of uranium and thorium" on Monday, May 17th, 2021 at 10.00 am (ICSM Auditorium).

HDR defense of Michael CARBONI

Michaël CARBONI (LHYS) will defend his HDR dissertation entitled "Développement de matériaux poreux et cristallins de type MOFs pour l’énergie et l’environnement " on Thursday, May 20th, 2021 at 10.00 am (ICSM Auditorium).


Hybrid Systems for the Separation (LHYS)

Our team is focused on the interactions and organization between metals and organic ligands.
We have developed different subject in this area.


Infrared spectrometer

Two spectrometers:

  • Perkin Elmer's IR-FT100 spectrometer,
  • Bruker's IR Vertex 70 spectrometer.

The Institute for Separation Chemistry in Marcoule (ICSM)

Created in January 2007, the Institut de Chimie Séparative de Marcoule (ICSM) is a Joint Research Unit (UMR 5257) between the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the University of Montpellier (UM) and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM). ICSM is composed of 8 research teams or laboratories working in close collaboration.

Separation chemistry, a branch of physical chemistry, is a key part of the "green chemistry". The science required is the emerging "Nanoscience" as defined by Bernard Bigot (Haut-Commissaire à l’Energie Atomique at the launching of the ICSM as a project in July 2004). The last scientific report 2017-20 (click here to read it) gives an overview of the recent work published. The 8 active research teams still work in the direction of the scientific open questions as defined and published by the French Academy in 2007.