PolyNat

Carnot institute

PolyNat Carnot Institute is devoted to the design of new biosourced functional and innovative materials and devices. Our strategy is built around four scientific and technological challenges: extraction/valorisation and functionalisation of biosourced building blocks, controlled self-assembly and nano-organisation, manufacturing and development processes. Our research combines experimental and modelling / simulation approaches from the proof of concept to the production at a pilot scale.

Competences

Core business

Materials
Mechanics and processes
Chemistry

Hight competences

Micro and nano technologies / systems
Energy
Transport
Environment
Natural resources
Technologies for health
Key figures

Key figures

Permanent staff (full-time equivalent)
400
including PhD Students
130
Global budget
35 M€
Partnership
incomes with industry
18 M€
Contact

Contact

institut Carnot PolyNat
Cermav-CNRS, BP 53
38041 Grenoble cedex 9

Redouane BORSALI
Director
+33 (0)6 63 71 72 57

Gilles LENON
Director of partnership relations
Serge COSNIER
Scientific coordinator

Communication:
+33 (0)4 76 03 76 32

Email contact

Presentation

Eco-conception and eco-production of high-added value innovative and functional materials and devices.

    

Towards an innovative green carbohydrates engineering…  

PolyNat focuses its partnership-based research on:

  • Biosourced building blocks extraction / valorisation: molecules (oligosaccharides, aromatic compounds), biopolymers (hemicelluloses, lignins, cellulose), nanocellulose (nanocrystals, microfi brils, nanofi brils), fi bres and lignocellulosic particles.
  • Building blocks and materials functionalization for targeted properties: chemical, enzymatic and/or physical modifi cations.
  • Controlled self-assembly and nano-organisation: smart surfaces, three-dimensional assembly and functionalized glyconanoparticles (targeting and controlled release).
  • Production and development processes of biosourced materials: interactions at interfaces and device miniaturization.

PolyNat research strategy relies on:

  • An integrated approach from the laboratory proof of concept to the pilot scale.
  • Modelling, simulation and characterisation based on multi-scale approaches and physical-chemical coupling analysis.

PolyNat Industries Forum, an international impact

 

We aim to reinforce the links between research and industry beyond our borders in the fi eld of biosourced materials.

 

 

State-of-the-art facilities serving industrial research

  • Laboratories gathering together various scientifi c facilities and tools in:

• Chemistry and Analytics
• Materials, Characterization and Imaging
• Processes and Pilots
• Bioinformatics and Intensive Computing

  • A direct access to technological platform

Chimie-Nanobio: technological facilities devoted to nanosciences.
TekLiCell: equipments on two topics with prospects: “smart paper and future printing” and “biomaterials, bioenergy and bioprocesses”.
Rheonova: equipments for control and development of fl uids and their industrial processes.
InTechFibres: equipments for functionalized fibres and lignocellulosic particles production, bio-sourced molecules extraction, wood panelboards manufacturing and microfi brillated cellulose production.

  • An access to large European facilities in Grenoble: ESRF, ILL, clean rooms…

A network of 8 partners in Grenoble responding to the needs of the industry

1. The Research Centre of Vegetal Macromolecules (Cermav) UPR CNRS 5301
2. The Pulp and Paper Research and Technical Centre (CTP)
3. The Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Science and GraphIC ARTS (LGP2) UMR CNRS 5518
4. The Laboratory of Rheology and Processes (LRP) UMR CNRS 5520
5. The Laboratory Soils, Solids, Structures, Risks (3SR – ComHet team) UMR CNRS 5521
6. The Department of Molecular Chemistry (DCM – BEA & CT teams) UMR CNRS 5250
7. The Department of Molecular Pharmacochemistry (DPM) UMR CNRS 5063
8. The Institute of technology for forest-based and furniture sectors (FCBA)

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