Electrochemical devices for energy storage and conversion, such as batteries and fuel cells, are called to play a key role in the development of sustainable energetic networks worldwide. These clean electric power devices offer a large spectrum of applications such as in portable electronics, transportation and stationary. Development of stable and inexpensive materials and components is the most important technological challenge that nowadays battery and fuel cell developers are facing. Deep insight based on physical modeling of the materials behaviour and aging will advise us how these components with optimal specifications could be made and how they can be integrated into operating devices.
This website regularly reports Prof. Franco's ongoing research efforts on developing multiscale and multiphysics models to generate a deeper understanding of the electrochemical, transport, mechanical and thermal processes inside electrochemical power generators. In particular, regular development updates of the numerical simulation package MS LIBER-T, the new hobbyhorse of his scientific activities, are reported and technical information is provided. Furthermore, Prof. Franco's publications, presentations, courses and tutorials are available for download. Finally, the section called "MISCELLANEOUS" is devoted to estimulate the curiosity and interest of students in the wonderful field of the physico-chemistry.
Alejandro A. Franco,
+33 3 22 82 75 86
Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides (LRCS)
Université de Picardie Jules Verne - CNRS / UMR 7314
33, rue St. Leu
Réseau sur le Stockage Electrochimique de l'Energie (RS2E)
FR CNRS 3459
ALISTORE-ERI, European Research Institute
FR CNRS 3104