The association of Ph.D. students in Chemistry and Physics (ACiD), created in December 2017, now gathers Ph.D. students, post-doctoral students, Master 2 students and interns from Rennes Institute of Chemical Sciences (ISCR) as well as from Rennes Physics Institute (IPR).


This association has been created to generate a cohesiveness between the students from ISCR and IPR. As PhD students in huge laboratories, it may be difficult for students to create a network with others when they are not part of the same scientific team. Through the organization of events, both professional and scientific during daytime, but also more informal after-work ones, ACiD wishes to offer the opportunity to meet one another and thereby to facilitate the integration of PhD students. In the end we hope it will contribute to improve motivation, quality work and well-being during their PhD, contribute to their professional flourishing (with the help of other entities: ISCR’s workgroups, the young researchers’ network of the French Society of Chemistry (SCF), the PhD Student Mediation Unit, …)  and eventually help them when time comes to find a job.

As more and more IPR PhD students join the association, a new position has been created to promote IPR’s own scientific events.

If you have any questions regarding the association, want to get involve in, or just want to chat, do not hesitate to contact us by email or through social media:


2023-2024 Members

  • President : Paul Charki (ISCR)
  • Vice-President : Antoine Vautier (ISCR)
  • Treasurer : Thomas Stephant (ISCR)
  • Vice treasurer : Dorian Morley (ISCR/IPR)
  • Secretary : Jakub Pawelko (ISCR)
  • Vice-secretary : Arige Hodroj (ISCR)
  • Communications Officers : Elodie Dureau & Célia Clementz (IPR)
  • IPR Representative : Lauriane Chonchon

Former members

Past & upcoming events


  • Forum doctorants-entreprises in collaboration with Nicomaque
    April 21, 2022

  • Ice skating session at The Blizz
    February 10, 2022

  • Climbing at The Roof
    January 27, 2022

  • PhD student welcoming day,
    October 14, 2021

  • PhD students’ Day
    June 29, 2021

  • Les innopreneurs by Réseau C.U.R.I.E.
    Friday, March 26, 2021 ?

  • PhD students Day  
    Thursday, November 19, 2020
  • PhD students welcoming day
    Friday, October 23, 2020
  • Forum Doctorant(e)s-Entreprises co-organised with Nicomaque
    Thursday, October 15, 2020 


Few examples of social events

afterwork, dinner, bowling, ice skating, climbing, laser games, BBQ, chocolate sales, ...