About the laboratory

The laboratory is a joint research unit (UMR 5623) of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier University.

At the interface of chemistry, physical chemistry and biology, the activity of the laboratory is focused on:

synthesis and purification of elementary building blocks
  > study and control of molecular organization
  > applications of organized materials



© Softmat / liquid crystals

Our permanent staff consists of approximately 40 researchers, professors, engineers and technicians, and we host around 50 non-permanent researchers (PhDs, post-doctoral fellows, short term fellows, etc.).
Our research staff form four complementary teams (BIBAC, IDeAS, P3R and SMODD). Each team maintains collaborative projects with other academic laboratories and with industry.
Organisation chart

The laboratory supports and/or belongs to various technical platforms including the Institute of Chemistry of Toulouse, Technopolym, and Gala. We are well-equipped with instrumentation for the synthesis and physico-chemical characterization of materials.

Our research is internationally recognized and involves worldwide collaborations. The IMRCP is part of various international research groups and laboratories, with strong student exchange programs.
We have established durable industrial partnerships with various companies. PhD and short term positions are frequently open to work on applied subjects in collaboration with industry.

© Softmat / polymer micelles, observed by electron microscope

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