Materials Chemistry (MAT) Program

The Chemistry of Materials (MAT) curriculum is based on a common understanding of the fields of polymers and inorganic materials, which are at the core of major technological challenges linked to energy and sustainable development, healthcare and information and communication technologies.

Materials Chemistry (MAT) Program


All materials, whether organic or inorganic, functionality, reactivity or durability result from the superposition of volume, surface and interface properties. This wide range of characteristics and properties forms the basis of the program , in which the teaching has focuses on linking the fundamental and applied aspects of materials science (synthesis, structure, properties) to their economic and societal impact.

Specializations in this field and its interfaces

The skills of MAT graduates depend on the combination of UEs they choose. All graduates take the majority of their UEs in the MAT program, but some specialization profiles require UEs from other programs.

Specialization profile    On completion of this specialization, students will be able to...
Catalysis: synthesis, reactivity and processes    Master theoretical concepts and experimental methods in the field of catalysis.
Durability and corrosion of materials    Master the theoretical concepts and experimental methods for improving the service life of materials.
Formulation Master theoretical concepts and experimental methods to design and develop formulated systems.
Industrial materials    Design, synthesize and characterize materials on laboratory and industrial scales.
Soft matter and polymers    Master the theoretical concepts and experimental methods needed to build complex macromolecules and assemblies, and characterize and interpret their physico-chemical properties.
Molecular modeling and applications    Model molecular systems or materials to interpret and predict their behavior.
Surfaces, interfaces, thin films    Master theoretical concepts and experimental techniques to characterize and interpret physico-chemical phenomena at interfaces and design functional surfaces.
Inorganic synthesis    Design, develop and characterize inorganic compounds with targeted properties.
Energy transition    Evaluate, select and validate new processes that take energy issues into account.


Course leaders

Responsables administratives

  • Céline Philippon

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