The Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Microbiology for Materials and the Environment (LCPME) is a multidisciplinary unit which focuses its research on the study of mineral and biological interfaces in aqueous environments. The main objective aims to better understand the reactivity of solid surfaces (mineral phases, organo-mineral hybrids, nanomaterials or biological objects) in contact with aqueous media, with the desire to take into account the structural and reaction heterogeneities of the systems studied at different spatial scales, and with potential repercussions in the field of environment and materials.The unit combines disciplines relating to physico-chemistry (spectroscopies and electrochemistry) and microbiology (microbial interfaces and adhesion of microorganisms).

The LCPME is a joint research unit of the University of Lorraine and the CNRS (UMR 7564), of which the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes is a partner.

LCPME is a member of the Carnot ICEEL Institute

The LCPME equipment is co-financed by the European Union (FEDER).