LAboratoire de Spectrochimie Infrarouge et Raman – UMR 8516
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Message from the Director

With a history beginning in the early 1930s at the University of Lille, the LAboratory of Infrared and Raman Spectrochemistry has forged over the years a strong national and international reputation in the field of molecular spectroscopy applied to chemistry. It is one of the leading laboratories in France in this area. LASIR researchers not only have extensive expertise in molecular spectroscopy but also in indispensable associated techniques, such as classical and quantum molecular modeling and chemometrics.

The scientific strategy of LASIR is based on research programs focused mainly on the study of: chemical reactivity, dynamics of liquids and solids, micro-and nano-porous media, paramagnetic materials and physico-chemical properties of complex systems. Our work combines fundamental high quality research with novel partnership research. The main areas of applications developed in the Laboratory are related to photoactive molecular systems, supercritical media and to environment (aerosols, heavy metal complexes …). Research is funded by various research organizations and regional, national and international research programs.

The research in our Laboratory benefits largely from the facilities of our spectroscopy platforms operated by specialized engineers. These platforms are maintained at the highest technical level and are equipped with latest-generation instruments funded through the participations of LASIR in the axes highlighted by the CPER of the Nord – Pas de Calais region:”Research Institute of Industrial ENvironnement” and “Chemistry and Materials for Sustainable Development”. Some of these platforms have regional (CREST Label) or national (TGE CNRS) recognition.

I invite you to explore this new LASIR website which aims to introduce you to the research themes and to the skills and know-how present in our Laboratory. You can find much information on the Unit, including a comprehensive description of the scientific activities of the research teams of LASIR, as well as an overview of major laboratory equipments, etc …

All the members of the LASIR staff adhere to a set of values based on scientific excellence, intellectual openness to other disciplines as well as on high quality training. The Laboratory offers students who join the Master2 or doctoral training a formation, in a variety of skills, of high scientific level, thus leading to a very good employability. To its industrial partners, LASIR ensures high quality research, respect of commitments and total confidentiality.

I hope you will enjoy browsing this site. Do not hesitate to contact us for further information or for any collaborative project.