Carnot IPGG Microfluidique

Carnot IPGG Microfluidique

The current period poses immense challenges for the society, particularly in the fields of health, energy, access to water and environment. Innovation in these strategic areas require major technological and scientific advances. The Carnot fields, i.e. milli- micro- and nanofluidics, complex fluids under flow and flow chemistry, are at the center of scientific progress to overcome these challenges.

Key figures

Key figures

Permanent staff (full-time equivalent) 219
PhD Students 155
Global budget 29,9 M€
Partnership incomes with industry 4,4 M€


IPGG Microfluidique Carnot Institute
6, rue Jean Calvin
75005 Paris

Business Development Manager
+33 (0)1 40 79 47 99
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Microfluidics enable manipulation of small volume of fluids using new technologies

The IPGG Microfluidique Carnot Institute supports companies in their R&D projects to offer them a competitive edge by developing new fluidic solutions

The IPGG Microfluidique Carnot Institute brings together 24 academic teams with complementary expertise in physics, chemistry and biology. This collection of talents and expertise allow us to offer a wide range of scientific skills.

Targeted markets

  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Chemicals
  • Diagnosis
  • Environment
  • Energy 


Carnot IPGG sets eight challenges:

  • Organ-on-a-chip (OOC)
  • Single cells
  • Chemistry of evolution
  • Flow chemistry
  • Energy harvesting
  • Environment and water purification
  • Microorganisms for health and environment
  • Flexible electronics

The Carnot aim is to leverage the industry's competitiveness.

Handling at a micrometric scale allows for working faster, at a lower cost, in a cleaner and safer environment

Microfluidics enables companies to reduce their costs, manufacturing time and environmental impact. The Carnot IPGG Microfluidique laboratories are involved in many industrial applications.

High-tech equipment in the service of companies

  • A microfabrication platform designed to enable users to fabricate microfluidic chips from design to manufacture and characterization in the least time possible
  • A flow chemistry platform composed of reactors with various and innovative activation modes (plasma, electrochemistry, photochemistry, microwave, sonochemistry, induction ...)
  • An analytical platform
  • A rheology platform
  • Partners benefit from support and skills of technical and research staff on each platform