Developing research for a sustainable nuclear industry and alternative energies


Be on the agenda

3rd Rencontres Rayonnement Radio-Chimie (R3C) 2024

The third Rencontres Rayonnement Radio-Chimie (R3C) will be held at the Musée de la Romanité in Nîmes from June 18 to 20, 2024, organized by the Marcoule Institute in Separation Chemistry and CEA Marcoule.

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Physico-chemist Researcher (F/M)

CEA DRF is hiring a researcher in experimental physical chemistry of soft matter to join the ICSM. 

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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.



ICP-MS ThermoScientific iCAP RQ

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 3 research axes gathering 8 research teams working in close collaboration (see the 2019-2022 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.