• Materials sciences

Published on December 22, 2021 Updated on December 22, 2021

I-MAT - Institute of Materials Federation

The Institute of Materials (I-MAT) Federation has the aim of promoting research in cross-disciplinary topics in the 4 laboratories of CY Cergy Paris Université, ERRMECe, GEC, L2MGC and LPPI, which are founding members.
CY Cergy Paris Université
FD 4122
Research center type
Federal research structure


The federation brings together more than 70 researchers, 10 BIATSS (library, engineering, administration, technical, service and healthcare staff) and an average of 70 doctoral students and post-docs. These researchers are spread out across the 4 laboratories making up the federation and the “Microscopy and Analysis” platform


Research topics

The I-MAT Federation aims to synergise all actions jointly undertaken by at least 2 member laboratories of the Federation.

Its main missions are:
  • Active participation in fundamental and applied research by seeking synergy between laboratories,
  • Conduct of research projects, studies, expertise, services and specific training at regional, national or international level
  • Promotion of research
  • Dissemination of knowledge and training through research
  • It oversees and coordinates the activities of the Microscopy & Analysis platform
The main research topics developed between the Federation's laboratories are:
  • Materials for health
  • Materials for heritage
Materials for construction


The I-MAT federation relies on the resources of the 4 laboratories and the “Microscopy & Analysis” platform.

This platform offers imaging and analysis services in application fields such as plastics, microelectronics, metallurgy, civil engineering, living beings or cosmetics. The complementary services provided by the platform makes it possible to propose multimodal characterisation approaches by scanning a wide range of observation scales (from cm to nm).

For further information, please contact the director Sébastien PERALTA

Academic programs

The I-MAT federation participates in the training of doctoral students through the Science and Engineering (SI) doctoral school in the following specialisations: Infrared and Raman spectroscopies, Microscopies, 3D printing and Rheology.


University collaborations

  • The Research Team on Extracellular Matrix-Cell relations (Errmece), EA 1391, (Dir. Prof.  Olivier GALLET),
  • The Cergy Geosciences and Environment Laboratory (GEC), EA 4506 (Dir.Prof. Bertrand MAILLOT) ,
  • The Civil Engineering Mechanics and Materials Laboratory (L2MGC), EA 4114, (Dir.Salima AGGOUN),
  • The Physical Chemistry of Polymers and Interfaces Laboratory (LPPI), EA 2528, (Dir. Prof. Odile FICHET).

Contact information

Address :
Université de Cergy-Pontoise 5 mail Gay Lussac Neuville sur Oise 95031 Cergy-Pontoise cedex
95031 Cergy-Pontoise
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