Rhodia creates the Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Innovation Center


To mark the 75th anniversary of the birth of Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1991, Rhodia announces the creation of the Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Innovation Center on its Pessac site in the greater Bordeaux area. This facility will be officially inaugurated during a ceremony organized on December 11, 2007. In this way, Rhodia pays tribute to this eminent research scientist who, for 20 years, made a substantial contribution to the scientific and technical strategy of Rhône-Poulenc - and, subsequently, of the Rhodia Group - as a member of the company's Scientific Council and Board of Directors. The aim of the Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Innovation Center is to support the major innovation projects pursued by Rhodia. It will rely on a breeding ground of expertise on the area of physical chemistry and micro technologies. The center already hosts the Laboratory of the Future, one of the joint research units run by Rhodia, the CNRS¹, and the University of Bordeaux , supported by the Aquitaine region and the French State.

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