Professional training


L’Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI) of Paris is a school of higher education whose objective is to train versatile engineers in physics, chemistry and biology for industry and research. It is also a center of basic and applied research, open to the industrial world and covering a vast field of physical, chemical and biological sciences ( A model of excellence and exception for France, ESPCI is a founding member of ParisTech since its creation in 1991 and Paris Sciences et Lettres (2010). ESPCI is also registered as a continuing vocationa ltraining organization under number 11752272475.

In this major school, Analytical and Bioanalytical Sciences and Miniaturization Laboratory (UMR CBI 8231 CNRS - ESPCI), led by Professor Valerie Pichon, has for main research theme the design and study of new analytical and bioanalytical strategies to meet societal demands: increasingly fast, low-cost, easy-to-set up analyzes, very small and / or very complex samples, trace or ultra-trace analyzes. The applications concern all fields (health, environment, food safety, human safety ...). Thus, the chromatographic, electrokinetic methods and sample pretreatment, as well as the data processing and the validation of these methods form part of the research and teaching axes of the members of the laboratory. In addition to participating in the organization of various national and international congresses on these topics, it has for many years been an organizer of training courses in the field of separation techniques. In accordance with the ESPCI guideline, these internships systematically combine high-level theoretical content, made accessible by an adapted pedagogy, and an experimental approach to allow easy handling of the methods presented.

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Today, the following training courses, for technicians or engineers in French industry or public institutes, are :

 Sample preparation for trace organic compounds

 Initiation to liquid chromatography

 Liquid chromatography, advanced level

 Liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry

 Gas chromatography

 Multi-dimensional chromatography (GCxGC, LCxLC)

 Capillary electrophoresis

 Exploitation of analytical results - tools for the validation and characterization of separative methods

 Design of experiments


Practical information

Headmistress : Pr. Valérie Pichon
email : valerie.pichon (arobase)
CBI’s Administrator : Isabelle Borsenberger +33 (0)1 40 79 46 35
Administrator Assistant : Hélène Dodier +33 (0)1 40 79 46 35