At national level


Chimie ParisTech - PSL is housed in a unique building that was built in 1920 and funded by the City of Paris and the University of Paris. Most of Chimie ParisTech - PSL's research professors conduct their research within the school, which provides a strong interaction between “students/teacher-researchers and researchers” and “training/research”.

This Parisian building houses the entire engineering cycle program as well as two research laboratories:

IPGG and the Louvre Museum

Given their membership to several networks, research teams are required to work on external sites. That’s the case for two IRCP teams.

Researchers from the Plasma Processes and Microsystems (2PM) team are working with the Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Institute (IPGG) on microfluidics. The institute that was inaugurated in 2016 received the Future Investments award (Equipex and Labex PSL).

Members of the Physico-Chemistry of Materials Witness of History team (PCMTH) are conducting part of their research at the Louvre Museum as part of the AGLAÉ project. It’s a particle accelerator that is located beneath the museum and used to study the composition and the origin of historically valuable artifacts without damaging or altering the essence of these works of art.

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The Photovoltaic Institute laboratory of Ile de France is located in Palaiseau. Created in June 2018, UMR IPVF is part of the Photovoltaic Institute of Ile de France, one of the Institutes of Energy Transition (ITE) selected by the Investment Plan for the Future. Coordinated by a teacher researcher from Chimie ParisTech - PSL, this UMR includes researchers from the CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, Air Liquide, EDF and Total. Its role in the ITE IPVF is to bring fundamental research to the core competencies of this field.

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Thanks to its close cooperation with the CNRS, Chimie ParisTech - PSL participates in 2 International Associated Laboratories (LIA), which have very close links between the research teams.

  • LIA –  IrMaCaR – Iron and Manganese Catalyzed Reactions with the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany.
  • LIA – SMOLAB – Small Molecule Lab; with the Kyoto University, Japan.

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In addition to exchange and dual-degree agreements concerning the engineering cycle, Chimie ParisTech - PSL is involved with several international engineering schools:

  • Chimie Pekin is the result of a partnership between the Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) and member schools of the Fédération Gay-Lussac (FGL). It is co-directed by a member of Chimie ParisTech.
  • Some of the school’s teacher researchers are teaching at the French-Chinese Institute for Nuclear Energy (IFCEN) and at ICARE (Sino-European Institute for Clean And Renewable Energy)