Laboratoire d'Innovation en Chimie des Surfaces et Nanosciences (LICSEN)

LICSEN was created in January 2014 by association within the NIMBE (UMR 3685) of  the former groups LCSI (SPCSI) and LEM (SPEC)




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The LICSEN (Laboratory of Innovation in Surface Chemistry and Nanosciences) combines chemists and physicists (12 CEA staff members, 2 university associates, ~12 Ph.D students and postdoctoral fellows) around a core expertise in the field of chemical functionalization of surfaces and nanomaterials. The main objective is to provide these surfaces and nanomaterials with additional properties of interest in the fields of renewable energies and nanosciences for information and health technologies. Our studies expand from the understanding of chemical and physical mechanisms at the fundamental level up to the development of patented processes. The laboratory notably has strong interactions with industrial partners, in particular through bilateral projects and joint laboratories.

Learn more about our research topics following this link:

- Chemical Functionalization of Surfaces (Graftfast, SEEP, antibacterial surfaces, surfaces for depollution...)

- Chemistry of Nanomaterials (nanotubes, graphene and other 2D materials...)

- Materials for energy conversion & storage (batteries, fuel cells, PV...)

- Innovative Technologies for Biology & Healthcare (biosensors, implants, drug delivery)

- Organic & Molecular Electronics (organic devices and circuits, printed Electronics...)


Recent  industrial partnerships :

Start-up created in 2015

New generation of sorbent materials for the selective recovery of pollutants and strategic metals in industrial effluents

Nouvelle génération de matériaux sorbants pour la récupération sélective de polluants et de métaux stratégiques dans les effluents industriels


ANR labcom joint laboratory 2015-2019

Metal surface treatments for the aerospace industry

Traitements de surfaces métalliques pour l'industrie aéronautique


Joint laboratory 2012-2019

Intraocular implants with surface treatment capable of inhibiting cell proliferation leading to secondary cataract

Implants intra-oculaires revêtus d’un traitement capable d’inhiber la prolifération cellulaire à l'origine de la cataracte secondaire


Joint laboratory 2015-2018

Design and production of printable solutions for electronics

Conception et production de solutions imprimables pour l’électronique



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