Welcome to the website of the GDR SoPhy: Soft Physics for Hard Materials

The mission of the Soft Physics for Hard Materials research group is to gather the French community involved in the study of hard materials formed from soft materials. This GDR covers all the stages of synthesis, processing and characterization of materials, whether for industrial materials (cement, low-carbon concrete, catalysis support, ceramics, bioinspired composites, etc.) or biological materials (mother-of-pearl, collagen-based composites, etc.) involving various complex physical processes.