[COF-024] ERC Consolidator Project "ARTISTIC" (Advanced and Reusable Theory for the In Silico-optimization of composite electrode fabrication processes for rechargeable battery Technologies with Innovative Chemistries) (ERC Consolidator Grant, duration: 5 years, started in April 1, 2018). Prof. Franco is the PI (Principal Investigator) of this project.
[COF-023] MAGIC (CNRS PEPS, duration 1 year, started in September, 2017). Topic: Redox Flow Batteries with particle suspensions. Prof. Franco is involved in this project as the Leader.
[COF-022] Projet d'Innovation Pédagogique (Université de Picardie Jules Verne, duration 1 year, started in September, 2017). Topic: Use of Virtual Reality for the teaching of energy materials, energy conversion and storage.
[COF-021] Project on modeling of mechanical properties of silicon-based electrodes for lithium ion battery applications (Thomas Jefferson Fund project, duration 1 year, started in September 2017). Partners: Prof. Franco (LRCS) and Prof. P. Mukherjee (Purdue University).
[COF-020] POROUS4APP (EU H2020, duration 4 years, started in March, 2016). Topic: Carbonaceous materials for chemical reactors and electrochemical energy storage applications. Prof. Franco is involved in this project as the Modeling Work Package Leader.
[COF-019] CELIA (National Project coordinated by IRT Saint Exupery, duration 3 years, started in January 2016). Prof. Franco is the supervisor of the PhD student (Caroline Gaya) involved in the Work Package on the development of lithium air batteries for electric aircrafts. The PhD is funded by IRT Saint Exupery (involving the companies Airbus and Zodiac).
[COF-018] SAFT (bilateral collaborative PhD project with SAFT Batteries, duration 3 years, started in October, 2015). Co-funded by SAFT Batteries and the FEDER. Topic: physical modeling of lithium ion batteries. Prof. Franco is co-supervising a PhD student with SAFT Batteries (Mariem Maiza).
[COF-017] WONDERFUL (Region Picardie/Hauts de France, duration 3 years, started in October 2015). Topic: Multiscale Modeling and Experimental Characterization of Slurry Redox Flow Batteries. Prof. Franco is the project coordinator.
[COF-016] HELIS (EU H2020, duration 4 years, started in July 2015). Topic: Design and Optimization of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries for Automotives Applications. Prof. Franco is involved in this project as the Computational Modeling Work Package leader.
[COF-015] MASTERS (Project "Accueil Chercheur Haut Niveau", Region Picardie/Hauts de France, duration 3 years, started in October 2014) Topic: Lithium Air Batteries multiscale modeling and experimentation. Prof. Franco is the Laureate and Project Coordinator.
[COF-014] EUROLIS (EU FP7, duration 4 years). Involvement of Prof. Franco in this project in June 2014- January 2016 on the multiscale modeling of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries.
[COF-013] Task Force Lithium Air (January 2013-April 2016). European project linked with industry on electrochemical energy devices and involving LRCS/Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Oxford University, College de France and University of Montpellier as academic partners. Prof. Franco was the Modeling Work Package leader.
[COF-012] PUMA MIND (EU JTI, 2012-2015) (project coordinator until 2012; Working Package leader since February 2013). Topic: multiscale modeling of PEMFCs from the atomic scale to the system level.
[COF-011] ALIBABA (ANR “PROGELEC”, 2012-2015) (multiscale modeling WP leader). Topic: multiscale modeling of Li-ion batteries for automotive applications.
[COF-010] SIMILI ("Cellule Energie" of the CNRS -Institut of Sciences of Engineering and Systems, INSIS; 2014-2015) (Project coordinator). Topic: explorative project on the multiscale modeling of electrochemical liquid/solid interfaces in energy conversion and storage (in collaboration with Dr. M.L. Doublet's group, Université de Montpellier, France).
[COF-009] PUMA MIND (EU JTI, starting in 2012, duration: 3 years) (project coordinator until 2012). Topic: multiscale modeling of PEMFCs from the atomic scale to the system level.
[COF-008] ALIBABA (ANR “PROGELEC”, starting on January 2012, duration: 3 years) (modeling WP leader for the CEA-LITEN). Topic: multiscale modeling of Li-ion batteries for automotive applications.
[COF-007] PREMIUM ACT (EU JTI, on-going since March 2011, duration:3 years) (modeling WP leader).Topic: development physical modeling-based predictive methodology of PEMFC and Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC) durability.
[COF-006] MMM@HPC (EU PCRD 7, on-going since December 2010, duration: 3 years) (modeling WP leader for the CEA-LITEN). Topic: multi-scale physical modeling of Li-Ion batteries.
[COF-005] SIMULAYERS (Nissan Motor Co., Jan. 2010-Jan.2013) (project coordinator for CEA). Topic: multiscale modeling of electrochemical double layer and Pt loading reduction in PEMFCs.
[COF-004] CATHYMINHY (ANR “PAN-H”, 2008-2012) (modeling WP leader). Topic: physical modeling of the electrochemicaland the transport processes in PEM Fuel Cells electrodes developed from new fabrication processes.
[COF-003] MAFALDA (ANR “PAN-H”, 2009) (project coordinator). Topic: modeling of PEMFC materials degradation.
[COF-002] POLIMPAC (ANR “PAN-H”, 2007-2010) (modeling WP leader). Topic: identification and analysis of the impact of external pollutants (from atmospheric air, fuel reforming, distribution network…) on the electrochemical performance of a Pt-based PEMFC, from experiments and multiscale modeling.
[COF-001] OPTICAT (ANR “PAN-H”, 2007-2010) (modeling WP leader). Topic: fabrication and characterization of the electrochemical activity of novel multi-metallic PEMFC catalysts; multiscale modeling of the electrochemistry and degradation mechanisms in PEMFC operation conditions.
Collaborations ongoing in the field of multiscale modeling of electrochemical power generators and fundamental electrochemistry include:
Scientific collaborations within the Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides (LRCS) include:
More generally, through LRCS, Prof. Franco is involved in the French Research Network of Electrochemical Energy Storage (RS2E) and in the ALISTORE European Research Institute where he is leading, since December 2015, the Theory Open Platform.
Alejandro A. Franco,
Full Professor &
Junior Member of the
Institut Universitaire de France
+33 3 22 82 53 36
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)
FR CNRS 3459
ALISTORE-ERI, European Research Institute
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