• Bioeconomy
  • Chemistry and Materials
  • Digital World and Robotics
  • Energy and Environment
  • Health and Nutrition

Analytical platform (PFA)



Platform missions:

• Provide UPJV laboratories with a coherent set of “heavy” equipment in the field of mass spectrometry (MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) structural analysis;

• Support their regional, national and international research programs;

• Provide researchers with our know-how in MS and NMR, especially for the implementation of specific analytical methodologies (characterization of natural or modified oligosaccharides, study of the biosynthesis pathways of natural substances from plant or microbial biomass, identification of drug degradation products or electrolytes used in batteries, deformation of complex mixtures, studies of new galenical formulations, etc.);

• Integrate into intra- and inter-institutional federative structures: Institut de Chimie de Picardie (EN 3085 🡭);

• Train and mentor staff (ITRF, EC), PhD students and post-docs in their research on the techniques accessible to the platform;

• Teaching and training (2nd and 3rd cycle students, CNAM auditors and staff of public and private institutions);

• Lead collaborative R&D contracts and services with companies and academic structures.


  • Dominique CAILLEU
  • Serge PILARD
  • David MATHIRON
    Deputy director


33 rue Saint Leu
UFR Sciences - Bâtiment Serres Transfert




• Mass Spectrometry Analysis:
o Determine molecular weight, elemental composition and check the structure of molecules;
o Detect, characterize and measure molecules in complex mixtures (biomarkers, metabolites, synthetic impurities, degradation products, electrolytes and battery gases...), by implementing couplings with liquid chromatography (LC/MS) and gas chromatography (GC/MS).

• Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Analysis:
o Analyze samples in solution (liquids) and solids (powders and gels);
o Identify molecules;
o Determine the structure of molecules.

Collaborations/Partners/Scientific clients

National: UPJV research teams and platforms, Pharmacie Centrale du CHU d'Amiens, Université d'Artois, Université du Littoral-Côte d'Opale, Université de Rouen, Université de Lille.

International: University of Bari (Italy), University of Rijeka (Croatia).

Collaborations/Partners/Private Clients

Nestlé-Purina, L’Oréal, Sanofi-Aventis, SPR, Servier, Siegfried, inov3pt.

Services offers

Applications sectors

  • Biotechnology
  • Energy
  • Agriculture
  • Education / Training
  • Chemistry / Plastics (Glue, Plastic, Rubber...)
  • Science / Research

Services provided

We provide services according to our expertise

Consulting services

Consulting services according to our expertise



Nom Modèle Marque
4 high field NMR spectrometers 600 MHz, 500 MHz, 400 MHZ et 300 MHz / BRUKER Biospin
2 QTOF high resolution mass spectrometers Synapt G2SI et Vion / WATERS
GC/MS Linkage GC Trace 1300 / ISQ / Thermo Scientific
Low Magnetic Field Time Analyzer 0.47 T Minispec mq20. / Bruker Biospin


Affiliated institutions / organisations

University of Picardie Jules Verne

Partner institution(s)

Artois University
Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale (ULCO)
Université de Rouen Normandie

Regional strategic areas of activity

  • Bioeconomy
    • Biobased chemistry
    • Biobased materials
  • Chemistry and Materials
    • Green chemistry
    • Industrial processes engineering, efficient processes
    • Organic chemistry
    • Textiles, composites, materials
  • Digital World and Robotics
    • Electronics
    • Engineering, software design, open source software
  • Energy and Environment
    • Energy efficiency and storage
  • Health and Nutrition
    • New therapeutic approaches