National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry



European thought leadership in academia and industry

on future enabling technologies

and their transformational potential

in industrial, societal and environmental terms

INCDCP-ICECHIM responds to the technological and societal challenges of the 21st century by substantiating and developing new and emerging technologies, resulting from multidisciplinary collaborations, aiming at transforming the latest results of scientific research into globally competitive economic advantages. “New and emerging technologies” represents the main driver of INCDCP-ICECHIM’s development philosophy and the throttle of the 2019-2022 Core program addressing this field (Advanced chemistry for innovative and emerging technologies).

The innovative technologies developed by engaging national and international collaborations academic and industrial stakeholders have been articulated through RDI projects, for various applications, respectively:

  • Reduction of contaminants in wastewater;
  • Depollution of radioactive liquid wastes;
  • Depollution of aqueous effluents containing organic and inorganic pollutants;
  • Conditioning of liquid organic wastes;
  • Photocatalysis of various chemical species;
  • Elaboration of multispectral camouflages using new specific chromogen-polymeric pigments;
  • Obtaining nanomaterials with antimicrobial, antifungal and antioxidant properties by green chemistry methods and their application to reduce biocenotic stress in horticultural crops;
  • Reduction of greenhouse gases through microalgal photosynthesis;
  • Assessment of greenhouse gas emissions and adsorption;
  • Protection and enhancement of cultural heritage using nanotechnologies or nuclear technologies, digital reconstruction techniques and satellite techniques;
  • Monitoring – investigation – diagnosis (archaeometry) of various objects and objectives belonging to the cultural heritage;
  • Consolidation / conservation / restoration of the movable and immovable cultural heritage components;
  • Photochemical / anti-wear / microbiological protection in museums and art collections storage spaces;
  • Obtaining surfaces with self-cleaning properties (technical textiles, architectural coatings) and anti-reflection (solar concentrators) 3D and 4D printing using original materials;
  • Development of thermochromic systems for energy saving, luminophore materials, chromogenic materials with colour change to different stimuli (signalling-warning or safety);
  • Obtaining construction materials with special properties or innovative antimicrobial materials;
  • Obtaining (nano) composites based on biopolymers and 2d structures (for car parts, which reduce the weight of the car, fuel consumption and co₂ emissions).

International projects

National projects