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Applied Physical Chemistry and Mechanics

Applied Physical Chemistry and Mechanics teams design innovative computational tools, equipment and systems for New Energy Technologies (NET) and for the oil industry.
Researchers investigate in particular the evolving needs of industry, by developing technologies, products and materials for:

  • Offshore wind
  • Energy storage
  • CO2 management: capture, transport, storage
  • The treatment of biomass for biofuel production
  • Vehicle electrification (behavior of batteries, power transmissions, engine friction, etc.)
  • Drilling equipment and oil production
  • Water treatment techniques in oil and gas production

Scientific skills

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Solid mechanics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Physicalchemistry of complex fluids and materials
  • Corrosion
  • Thermodynamics
  • Molecular modeling, and multi-physical and multi-scale simulation
  • Electrochemistry

Research themes

IFPEN's researchers contribute to the scientific and technical excellence, ensuring that their results can reach a great visibility among professionals worldwide


IFPEN contributes to the dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge by making its research results accessible to the broadest possible professional audience worldwide.
Articles, conferences, reference works: IFPEN promotes its research results via a dynamic scientific communication policy.
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