Institute of Porous Materials (IMAP)

The Institute of Porous MAterials of Paris (IMAP) is a newly created research team dedicated to the synthesis (from the discovery to the scale-up and shaping), characterization (structural, physico-chemical) of functional porous solids, mainly Metal Organic Frameworks, and their applications in health (drug delivery, biomaterials, imaging…), energy (materials for heat transfer or photovoltaics, batteries…) and environment (COcapture or transformation, separation, depollution, sensing…). The group is located at the core of Paris, at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de Paris within the frame of the Paris Research University (PSL). The team members were originally part of the Porous solids Team at Institut Lavoisier de Versailles and at the forefront of the creation of the famous MIL-n materials (Materials from Institut Lavoisier). The Porous Materials Institute of Paris (IMAP), is a joint CNRS-ENS-ESPCI laboratory. It was created in September 2016, by Dr. Serre research director (head of the team).
The research focus in the domain of porous crystalline hybrid solids, from their design to their applications from energy to biology. It was formerly the group of porous solids at Institut Lavoisier de Versailles, one of the international leaders in the field of MOFs.  IMAP is constituted of a CNRS research director (Christian Serre, head of the team), two CNRS research scientists (Georges Mouchaham) and (Antoine Tissot), a CNRS research engineer (Farid Nouar) and an Ecole Normale Supérieure research assistant (Bernard Goetz), two assistant professors, one at ESPCI (Vanessa Pimenta), one at  Ecole Normale Supérieure (Mathilde Lepoitevin), as well as undergraduate, master, PhD students and post-doctoral fellows.