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Laboratory of Polymer Materials Engineering

The Laboratory of Polymer Materials Engineering (IMP - Joint research unit CNRS UMR 5223 with Lyon University and INSA Lyon)
The Laboratory of Polymer Materials Engineering (IMP - UMR CNRS 5223) is a joint research unit located in three sites of higher education: University Lyon 1, INSA-Lyon, UJM Saint Etienne.
By integrating various scientific skills related to polymer science (macromolecular chemistry, rheology, processing and reactive processing, physics ...) but also by all the research abilities required to address interfaces with other fields (catalysis, chemical engineering or biology), the IMP develops activities from basic research to applicative goals, from the synthesis of new macromolecular architectures and formulation of polymers and polysaccharides to the establishment of structure-properties relationships. To meet these scientific goals and societal-industrial achievements, the Laboratory is organized into four scientific areas of excellence: i) Chemistry of Synthetic and Natural Polymers, ii) Structure and Rheology of Polymers, Processing and Simulation, iii) Physics and Functional Properties of Polymer-based Materials, iv) Polymer Materials at the Interface with Life Sciences.
In this frame, specific researches deal with polysaccharides, in the frame of an integrated approach from the chemistry and physicochemistry of polysaccharides (chitosan, cellulose, starch, galactomannan…) and Na-DES down to the design of material and also to the biological evaluation of macromolecular systems.