An expert council from Montpellier

The Chair relies on the expertise of researchers, engineers and technicians from Montpellier, who regularly get involved as speakers in training activities and partners of SIMEV’s Research and Development projects.

Here are listed some of the experts, who are actively involved :

  • André Ayral (IEM)
  • Marc Cretin (IEM)
  • André Deratani (IEM)
  • Marc Heran (IEM)
  • Loubna Karfane Atfane (IEM)
  • Geoffroy Lesage (IEM)
  • Julie Mendret (IEM)
  • Céline Pochat (IEM)
  • Christelle Wisniewski (UM)
  • François Zaviska (IEM)

Shared operating resources

The smooth running of the SIMEV Chair is essentially based on the pooling of personal, logistics and financial resources.

  • Chair’s office within the IEM and implication of the experts of the laboratory
  • Public funding provided by the ENSCM of about 5000 €/year
  • Accounting managed by the ENSCM, with an internal relay at the IEM
  • Involvement of paid staff through other supports for communication and dissemination activities
  • Co-financing of the Chair’s actions by the host countries (STM schools)
  • Private financing and one-off support solicited by project (ex : AFD, industrial partners)

An international multi-stakeholder network

More than 20 partner institutions in Europe, the Maghreb, sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Asia, working in collaboration with technical and social actors in the field.


SIMEV’s home institution

The Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier trains top-level chemical engineers, developing close collaborations with major industrial groups as well as with the actors of the Montpellier research cluster in the field of chemistry.

The ENSCM grants the Chair financial support on presentation of an annual file.


SIMEV’s host laboratory

The European Institute of Membranes – joint research unit under the supervision of ENSCM, CNRS and UM – is an international reference laboratory in the field of membrane materials and processes.

With a multidisciplinary approach, from the development and characterization of new membrane materials to their implementation within processes, the IEM is interested in multiple applications in the fields of water, energy, biotechnology , food and health.

Its Membrane Process Engineering Department is the largest research team on water treatment in Languedoc-Roussillon.