The institute

IRCELYON, a joint research unit (Unité Mixte de Recherche 5256 CNRS-Université de Lyon), brings together the strengths in heterogeneous catalysis in the Lyon region and is the largest catalysis laboratory in France and Europe, with around one hundred permanent staff from all disciplines of CNRS and Enseignement Supérieur and at least as many students, interns, post-docs and visiting researchers from around thirty different countries.

Structured into 5 research teams supported by administrative and technical logistics and an unrivalled scientific platform, IRCELYON’s activities are at the heart of sustainable development, with energy, the environment and green chemistry as its major concerns, based on 4 major areas of research.

Presentation brochure 2023