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Materials sciences department

Created in 2018, the Matrix Federative Research Structure coordinates the Materials department and brings together three research units around a common theme. It comprises four technical facilities on a single site and provides services to companies and research laboratories (molecular design, physico-chemical characterization, device development, etc.). Through the coordination of scientific activities and the pooling of all or part of the units’ resources (financial, human, material and leadership resources), the FRS makes it possible to optimize and increase the visibility of research.





 3 research units

115 staff including
49 professors and researchers

 37 PhD students

1 school doctoral

Areas of research

  • Development of molecular or supramolecular functional materials with specific electronic and/or optical properties
  • Electrochemistry, reactivity, dynamics and surface structuring
  • Molecular engineering of oligomers and polymers
  • Inorganic chemistry, materials and interfaces
  • Atomic and molecular spectroscopy, surface structuring and nonlinear optics
  • Solitons and lasers
  • Optical structuring of materials
  • Thin films and doped glasses, photovoltaic applications

4 technical facilities

  • Astral: Molecular structural analysis
  • Carma: Characterization of functional materials
  • Cristal: Thermal and crystallography analysis
  • Lasima: Lasers and imaging


  • Moltech-Anjou | Institute of Molecular Sciences and Technologies of Angers | University of Angers and CNRS
  • Lphia | Angers Photonics Laboratory | University of Angers
  • Sonas | Substances of natural origin and structural analogues | University of Angers

The Matrix FRS is involved in the regional Research, Training, Innovation program called Lumomat (Light, Molecules, Matter).


Management team

  • Éric Levillain
  • Georges Boudebs
  • Marc Sallé (Moltech-Anjou)
  • François Sanchez (Lphia)


Faculté des Sciences
2 Boulevard Lavoisier
49045 Angers Cedex 01

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