CSC in Strasbourg
Complex Systems Chemistry

An area emerging over the past 20 years as an outgrowth of the supramolecular chemistry developed by Jean-Marie Lehn (Nobel Prize 1987). A new concept: From structures to functions


Laboratories CSC
Research Directions

Strongly multidisciplinary:
from biomedical to material sciences, including more fundamental aspects of chemistry such as inorganic, organic and physical chemistry

Molecular units or networks incorporating information:
capable of expressing a specific property and performing a well-defined task by virtue of their architectures

Adaptive and evolvable chemistry
chemical objects and systems capable of responding to external stimuli

CSC Technological Impact

Value added to products:
New molecules and materials

Value added to
production methods

Support to reach
new environmental standards

CSC Laboratories
High Level Research and Innovation Potential

In 2010, Strasbourg was awarded an excellence cluster grant on this topic (LabEx CSC)

Teams among the best in the world

3 still active Nobel Laureates, including Jean-Pierre Sauvage in 2016
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A significant international dimension (50% of PhD students and Postdocs come from abroad)

Strong partnership with world-renowned institutions (KU Leuven, Harvard University, Max Planck Institut for Polymer Research, KIT)

Interplay of CSC Research & Education CSC Graduate School
Combining existing expertise in the CSC laboratories with the educational program