Région Normandie

Normandy is the first Region to have approved, as early as June 2016, the joint elaboration of the Regional Scheme for Economic Development, Business, Innovation and Internationalization (SRDEEII) and the Regional Scheme for Higher Education, Research and Innovation (SRESRI) for more efficiency and readability of regional policies.

The ambition is to make Normandy a territory of excellence, innovation and experimentation through public and private research and the training of its students.

Hervé Morin, president of Région Normandie, declared :

« Je tiens à féliciter Svetlana Mintova pour l’obtention de cette distinction de très haut niveau. Cette bourse vient couronner ses recherches et ses travaux remarquables sur les matériaux poreux. Je suis heureux que la Région se soit engagée à soutenir son projet, la mise en œuvre d’un centre des zéolithes nanométriques et nanomatériaux poreux apparentés. Ces travaux participent à l’excellence de la Normandie en matière de recherche »

« I would like to congratulate Svetlana Mintova on receiving this very high level award. This grant is a recognition of her remarkable research and work on porous materials. I am pleased that the Region has committed to supporting her project, the implementation of a center for nanoscale zeolites and related porous nanomaterials. This work contributes to Normandy’s excellence in research. »


LCS (Laboratoire catalyse et spectrochimie)

The Catalysis and Spectrochemistry Laboratory (LCS) has built its reputation on the operando spectroscopy of the catalyst, i.e. the observation of the material in the chemical reactor, in real time, during the reaction. Since 2009, the LCS has also been recognized worldwide for its research into the design of microporous materials, such as zeolites, with very specific properties. With a very strong pole in infrared spectroscopy, but also in NMR and Raman spectroscopy, the LCS occupies a unique place in the field of automotive depollution, in energy production and in the field of bioresources.


ENSICAEN, Caen National Engineering School is one of 204 French engineering schools accredited as of September 1ᵉʳ, 2020 to award an engineering degree. Located in Caen, Normandy, the school was founded in 1976 under the name « Institut des sciences de la matière et du rayonnement ».

ENSICAEN offers a classical engineering education, but also provides continuing education and work-study programs. The research of the establishment is specialized in several axes: photonics, materials, computing, instrumentation, chemistry and particle physics.


The University of Caen Normandie – UNICAEN, is a major player in promoting and developing higher education and research in Normandy. The University of Caen Normandie is part of Normandie Université and welcomes more than 30,000 students each year on several campuses in the Caen area and in the regions of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, Alençon, Lisieux, Saint-Lô and Vire.

The University of Caen, like many of its counterparts, has experienced very strong growth since the inauguration of its new premises in June 1957. It has grown from 4,000 students to approximately 25,000 in 2005, and more than 32,000 fifteen years later.

Total Energy

TotalEnergies is a broad energy company that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is more affordable, more reliable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Created in 1924, active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.

TotalEnergies is transforming itself and strengthening its ambition to be a major player in the energy transition and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Beyond the implementation of current technologies contributing to the energy transition, reaching the global objective of carbon neutrality requires a global innovation effort.

In support of its transformation strategy, TotalEnergies has significantly refocused its R&D in recent years. Since 2021, more than 50% of our R&D has been devoted to new energies (renewables, biomass, batteries, etc.) and to reducing our environmental footprint (methane, CCUS, water, biodiversity, etc.)


The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) is one of the most important research institutions in the world. To meet the major challenges of the present and the future, its scientists explore life, matter, the universe and the functioning of human societies. Internationally recognized for the excellence of its scientific work, the CNRS is a reference in the world of research and development as well as for the general public.

Our mission: Advancing knowledge and serving society is the role entrusted to CNRS by the French government. This is a national mission that the CNRS intends to accomplish while respecting ethical rules and committing itself to professional equality.


The Groupe Français des Zéolithes  is an association governed by the law of July 1, 1901.

The purpose of this association is to promote and stimulate fundamental and applied research related to the science of zeolites and microporous solids.


The International Zeolite Association (IZA) was organized in 1973 at the 3rd International Molecular Sieve Conference to promote and encourage the development of all aspects of zeolite science and technology.


The objects of The Federation of the European Zeolite Associations (FEZA) are to improve communication and collaboration between researchers in Europe, to generally advance education for the benefit of the public in the study of zeolite molecular sieves, including the technology and application thereof in the areas of chemistry, geology, chemical engineering and other branches of science or engineering, the undertaking of research and the publication of the useful results of such research.