Developing research for a sustainable nuclear industry and alternative energies


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Balard Chemistry Conferences 2023

The Balard Chemistry Conferences 2023, on the theme "From Molecule to Material", will take place from June 13 to 16, 2023 at the ENSCM (Montpellier, France).

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ECIS International Summer School

The ECIS International Summer School will be held from August 28 to September 1, 2023 at ICSM.

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Internships, PhD and Postdoc 2023

For 2023, ICSM is offering several internships, Ph.D. and postdocs. To learn more, click here.


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.


Characterization of Liquid / Gas, Liquid / Liquid or Liquid / Solid interfaces

Several techniques for characterizing solid, liquid interfaces exist at the ICSM in order to quantify sorption or transfer and exchange phenomena

The Institute for Separation Chemistry in Marcoule (ICSM)

Created in January 2007, the Marcoule Institute in Separation Chemistry (ICSM) is a Joint Research Unit (UMR 5257) between the the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the University of Montpellier (UM) and the National Graduate School of Chemistry in Montpellier (ENSCM). ICSM is composed of 8 research teams or laboratories working in close collaboration (see the 2017-2020 scientific report, pdf) format).

Credit:University Montpellier

It is also attached to the Balard chemistry cluster, which brings together the four Montpellier chemistry institutes, including the Institut Européen des Membranes (IEM), the Institut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier (ICGM) and the Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron (IBMM).

Integrated into the MUSE chemistry cluster and the Institute of Sciences and Technologies for a Circular Economy of Low-Carbon Energies (ISEC) of the CEA's Energy Direction (CEA/DES), the ICSM aims to develop fundamental research whose main objective is to "propose choices" for the development of separative chemistry processes applied to the field of decarbonized energies, by integrating the challenges of a sustainable nuclear energy and the circular economy.