The Laboratory of Research on Macromolecules was approved aware of 2000. It includes faculty in the departments of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics, divided between academic centers of Immama and Chetouane. Structured around polymer science, skills affect the areas of experimentation and modeling. The research scope covers the physics of composite materials based on polymers and liquid crystals, conducting polymers physics, modeling polymer solutions, the physical chemistry of surfaces, interfaces and confined environments, hydrogels for biomedical applications, and simple and complex fluids.
Research activity / training under the auspices of the Research Laboratory of Macromolecules has become one of the most important and essential activities at the Faculty of Science of the University of Tlemcen. Thirty six senior researchers (06) professors, seven (07) lecturers and fifteen (15) lecturers and lecturers provide guidance about thirty students enrolled in first and second post-graduations. A post-graduate in polymer physics has been operational since 1998 and provides annually training of ten new students. On average, five (05) memories magister and doctoral thesis are supported annually. This work lead to publications in international journals with referees. The Laboratory of Research on Macromolecules is represented each year at numerous conferences both in Algeria and abroad through oral communications and posters.
Our polymers research activity is characterized also by an international collaboration of leading with a type of agreement CNRS / DRS (Tlemcen / Lille, 1997-2000), a CMEP agreement PICS program (International Cooperation Program Scientifique) and currently an International Associated Laboratory (LIA).
The research / training activity started in the early 1980s, and its history is marked by three distinct phases. An upswing during the 1980s, marked by intense collaboration with the Institute Charles Sadron Strasbourg (France). Many theories have been supported under a program CMEP (Mixed Committee Evaluation and Outlook) between the French CNRS and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Algeria. This program was operational from 1987 to 1990. No less than three (03) State doctoral theses and five (05) University doctoral theses were defended in the context of collaboration between our laboratory and the institute Charles Sadron Strasbourg. These results were crowned by the holding of the first Euro-Mediterranean conference on polymers in Tlemcen Exact Sciences Institute in 1991.
The situation of our country in the 1990s has had a negative impact on the continued collaboration with foreign teams. Not only trade declined and foreign visiting professors have stopped, but many researchers trained in Tlemcen chose to migrate abroad, particularly in France and to stay forever. However, with the dedication of some teachers researchers stayed in Tlemcen, substantive work and lengthy process was initiated during the second half of the decade 1990. This work has helped revive research activity / training despite the situation very difficulties experienced by the entire Algerian academic community. An acute awareness was felt by the group remained in Algeria to rely on itself and develop a postgraduate making profitable existing resources program. Thus, physical specialty polymers has been introduced in the fourth year of physics DES, followed, shortly after, a post-graduation in the same specialty. Later, a chemistry post-graduation and physical chemistry of polymers has emerged in the chemistry department. Research in the field of polymers has been a renewed dynamism in the second half of the 1990s with the launch of a research program CNRS / DRS in 1997 between Lille and Tlemcen. In 2000, the research activity of the polymers made a leap forward by the setting up of the Laboratory for Research on Macromolecules (LRM) and the launch of a PICS program, practically the first of its kind between the CNRS french and Algeria.
This dynamism has placed our group among the most active in Tlemcen and enhance research in the field of polymers at an international level through the launch of the first International Associated Laboratory (LIA) between the French CNRS and the Maghreb.