Chimie ParisTech is located in the very heart of Quartier Latin in Paris

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PhD candidates at work in Chimie ParisTech's labs

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Chimie ParisTech - PSL

Chemistry to innovate and build the world of tomorrow

Chimie ParisTech - PSL provides an original and complete education, from bachelor’s to doctorate degrees, while conducting cutting-edge research covering the entire spectrum of chemistry. The school trains innovative general chemical engineers who are committed to the major challenges facing society today.

The school’s identity

Since its creation, Chimie ParisTech - PSL has endeavored to improve the industry in France in two ways. First, by training excellent engineers and being a breeding ground for business talent. Secondly, by conducting cutting-edge research on all aspects of chemistry, from basic research to applied research. Chimie ParisTech - PSL’s program is excellent, original and complete, with a balance of skills between scientific disciplines, entrepreneurship and management. Collaborating with the leading research companies and organizations, it is home to laboratories that conduct cutting-edge research, especially in the fields of energy, materials, industrial processes and health.

Chimie ParisTech - PSL engineering program 

Chimie ParisTech - PSL aims to train high-level general engineers with a solid training in the field of chemistry and its interfaces. During their studies, Chimie ParisTech - PSL’s engineering students will acquire solid scientific and technical knowledge by interacting with both the academic world and the industry.They learn to use their knowledge and apply it throughout complex problems. They reinforce their relational and managerial skills and develop a broad multicultural openness. As soon as they graduate, Chimie ParisTech - PSL students easily integrate into the world of business or academic research on a national and international scale. The Chimie ParisTech - PSL engineering program takes into account the problems that students will face in their future job in order to “build” professionals who will come to hold important positions as their careers progress.

Others education programs 

  • Master programs managed Chimie ParisTech – PSL :  Master Chimie Paris Centre (Sorbonne Université, PSL), Master Science et Génie des Matériaux (PSL), Master Integrative Chemistry & Innovation (PSL), Master of Nuclear Energy (coaccredidation with Université Paris- Saclay) - fuel cycle.
  • PSL's master programs of PSL Chimie ParisTech participates in: Master BME, Master Energy, Master Physics 
  • PhD

Research at Chimie ParisTech - PSL 

Its founder, Charles Friedel, wanted future chemical entrepreneurs to be trained in contact with research while in college. Chimie ParisTech therefore hosts a research center that is active and recognized. Their fields range from the chemistry and physical chemistry of materials and surfaces, to process engineering, molecular chemistry, biochemistry, physico-chemical solutions, analytical sciences and modeling.Conscious of having to avoid any dispersion in a context of strong international competition, the school has focused its areas of activity on the sectors of energy, functional materials, in-silico design, medicinal chemistry and chemistry for the living. Chimie ParisTech also aims to highlight the strong technological aspect of its activities, which represents a major asset for education. The school has around one hundred permanent researchers and teacher researchers across its 3 laboratories, about a third of which are members of the CNRS.


Today’s world faces several key challenges: health, the environment and energy. Chemistry is the central discipline among the sciences of matter. As such, it plays a key innovative role in these areas and contributes significantly to the scientific, technological and societal progress of the future.This societal approach through chemistry remains a tool of choice to solve a wide range of problems. Such examples include the design and preparation of new therapeutic molecules, eco-compatible industrial production processes, tools for the control of energy sources as alternatives to fossil fuels, and quantum information processing. In this context, Chimie ParisTech - PSL wants to develop an approach that will improve the understanding of future students and the general public of chemistry, its contributions and its professions.

Staff testimonials

Christian Lerminiaux, Director of Chimie ParisTech - PSL, presents the school

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Fethi Bedioui, Director of International Relations, tells us about Chimie ParisTech - PSL

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Student testimonials

LIU Xinyi comes from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology (2023)

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LI Yaxuan, Chinese student at Chimie ParisTech - PSL, comes from Sichuan University (2023)

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Aryssa, a Malaysian student at Chimie ParisTech (2022)

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Boran, from Malaysia, obtained the engineering degree at Chimie ParisTech and is doing its PhD there (2022)

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Rajanaandini, a Malaysian student at Chimie ParisTech (2022)

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Andrei, a Russian student a Chimie ParisTech - PSL, comes from Novosibirsk State University (2020)

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Sergio, Colombian student at Chimie ParisTech - PSL, comes from Universidad Nacional de Colombia (2020)

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Chuyang, a Chinese student from Nanjing University (2020)

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Luz, Colombian, is preparing a double degree between the University of Buenos Aires and Chimie ParisTech - PSL (2020)

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Léa came to Chimie ParisTech - PSL after a preparatory class in biology (BPCST) (2019)

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