On December 2017 press communications, articles and interviews were released following Prof. Alejandro A. Franco's obtention of an ERC Consolidator Grant in November 2017:
On the period December 12-22, 2017, Prof. Perla Balbuena and Prof. Jorge Seminario from Texas A&M University are visiting the LRCS, hosted by Prof. Alejandro A. Franco. Prof. Balbuena is giving an invited seminar at LRCS on December 14, 2017 in the topic of electronic and atomistic modeling of materials for rechargeable batteries. Prof. Franco was visiting them at Texas A&M a couple of years ago, hosted by Prof. Partha Mukherjee, and where he gave an invited seminar.
On December 20 and 21, 2017, they are taking place the "Scientific Days", LRCS internal traditional conference when students and postdocs present their latest progresses in the battery research field. Prof. Alejandro A. Franco's PhD students and postdocs are actively participating with scheduled presentations on multiscale modeling of lithium ion, lithium sulfur, lithium air and redox flow batteries.
On December 12 and 13, 2017, it is taking place in the Energy Hub of Amiens, hosted by the LRCS, the biannual meeting of the Alistore European Research Institute, an institute of excellence bringing together academic laboratories and industry in the field of rechargeable batteries. In this meeting, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco's PhD student Amangeldi Torayev, co-supervised with Prof. Clare Grey from University of Cambridge, is giving a talk about the pore network modeling of lithium oxygen batteries and NMR characterization.
On December 6, 2017, IFP School comes to Amiens to record a video showing sudents using the Virtual Reality tool developed by Prof. A.A. Franco and his coworkers to teach Energy Storage. This video will be included in a promotional video of the IFP School teaching activities (where Prof. Franco is involved at the Master level since 2014).
On December 5, 2017, it is taking place the last lecture of Prof. Alejandro A. Franco's lecture-series "Fuel Cells & Beyond" for the year 2017. This lecture-series is given by Prof. Franco since 2013 within the Master on Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (M.E.S.C.) programme at Université de Picardie Jules Verne (Amiens, France). In his lecture-series Prof. Franco implements innovative teaching methods, including games, interactive exercises, and since 2016, practice tools using Virtual Reality software and hardware. In this final lecture, the students are presenting their solutions to the challenges proposed by Prof. Franco in his inaugural lecture of last October. Great presentations by the students are expected !
On December 1, 2017, it is taking place Odile Capron's Private PhD defence at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her thesis is about the modeling and experimental characterization of Lithium Ion Batteries.
Prof. Alejandro A. Franco is acting as referee and member of the board of examiners (jury) àf Odile's PhD.
Alejandro A. Franco,
Full Professor &
Junior Member of the
Institut Universitaire de France
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Institut Universitaire de France
Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides (LRCS)
Université de Picardie Jules Verne - CNRS / UMR 7314
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Réseau sur le Stockage Electrochimique de l'Energie (RS2E)
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