Centre Européen
de Recherche et d'Enseignement
des Géosciences de l'Environnement



The SERENADE Labex, which stands for "Safer Ecodesign Research and Education applied to NAnomaterial Development", involves research and training on the subject of nanomaterials.

The main objectives of the research programme, which is scheduled to last 8 years, are as follows:

 develop products containing nanomaterials or nanostructured materials that take better account of hazards (exposure and danger) throughout the life cycle;

 select tests that allow a company to conceptualise the design by optimising the parameters necessary for marketing;

develop innovative processes for end-of-life products: recycling, effluent and surface water treatment.

Led by researchers from the CEREGE Sustainable Environment team, the LABEX brings together academic partners from AMU and CNRS: LCE, IMBE, LEMIRE), CEA (Cadarache, Marcoule, Grenoble), ISTerre Univ. J. Fourier and CNRS (Grenoble), INSERM and Univ. Paris Est, INRA (Nantes, Toulouse, Montpellier), INERIS, Novancia-CCI Paris School of Management, and industrial partners: ARKEMA, ALLIOS and with the support of SUEZ-ENVIRONNEMENT, CALCIA, DANONE, AFIPEC, UIC The SERENADE Labex has also close contacts with US CEINT (Consortium for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology) led by DUKE University, EPFL in Lausanne, EAWAG in Zurich, University of Vienna, University of Manchester, University of New South Wales in Australia ....

The project brings together unique skills and experimental infrastructure, which are essential for French players in the field to carry out research, development and innovation projects and to position themselves on a global scale in the field of nano-materials. Many industrial sectors are impacted by this field (electronics, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, chemicals, agri-food, etc.). The major potential technological developments will have positive spin-offs in terms of economic development and employment. The project has received the support of the TRIMATEC and RISQUES Competitiveness Clusters.


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