• Chemistry and Materials

Innovative materials

Research team - ULR 4515


The research of our team is at the interface between Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. We study innovative materials, which may contain by-products, industrial co-products or waste, and examine their behavior, durability and environmental impact. This approach is part of a value chain logic.
The recycling of mineral matter from by-products, industrial co-products or waste is a growing need in our society. One of the major challenges is to develop the economic and application potential to exploit the enormous quantities produced annually. Materials used in construction and health have a strong potential of evolution through specific applications leading to the use of more performing and innovative materials. However, this development will be achieved through controlled sustainability and new functionalities.
Given the complexity and the transversality in terms of expertise in these fields, the team's approach is to understand the complex couplings governing the interactions between materials and their environment through a multi-scale experimental approach complemented by numerical simulations.



764 Boulevard Lahure
IMT Lille Douai
59508 DOUAI



Effectif total : 42

Personnel de recherche : 26

Personnel d'appui à la recherche : 6



• Materials for civil engineering
• Innovative materials
• Bio-materials

Example(s) of projects

• Chaire ECO-SED 🡭

Example(s) of publications

See the full list of our publications here.

Collaborations/Partners/Private Clients

ARF (Activités de Recyclage et de Formulation), Carrières du Boulonnais, COLAS, EDF, EQIOM, Grand Port Autonome de Dunkerque, NEO-ECO recycling, Voies Navigables de France, Maisons et Cités SOGINORPA, Centre de compétence régional en développement durable, Centre International de Recherche en Analyse du Cycle de vie, Conseil Régional de l’Ordre des Architectes, NJC UNTEC, Roquette, CODEM

Services offers

Applications sectors

  • Science / Research

Services provided

We are unable to offer any services at this time.

Consulting services

We provide consulting services related to all our areas of expertise.


We possess a wide range of equipment:
• Experimental indentation device
• Geotechnical tests (triaxial, oedimeters, ....)
• Experimental and numerical platform for material characterization
• Material characterization devices
• Surface characterization devices
• Devices for material shaping

See the detailed list of equipment: https://www.lgcge.fr/recherches/equipements-sites-ateliers/


Affiliated institutions / organisations

Unit(s) of attachment

Regional strategic areas of activity

  • Chemistry and Materials