Multiscale Modeling of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage
Multiscale Modeling of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

Doctoral school courses

Prof. A.A. Franco is delivering a module within the Université de Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV) Doctoral School, devoted to PhD students. See below.

Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics: Applications to Physics, Chemistry and Biology

  • Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics: Applications to Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Prof. A. A. Franco) (since 2014; 20 h per year).


Most of the systems found in the Universe are not in thermodynamic equilibrium, thus they are changing or can be triggered to change over time, and are continuously and discontinuously subject to flux of matter and energy to and from other systems. Systems not in thermodynamic equilibrium offer a large diversity of intriguing behaviors, such as the self-organization processes arising from "disorder" systems, and the autocatalytic reactions in biological systems. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics is a modern scientific theory which aims to describe systems that are not in thermodynamic equilibrium. Even if still under development, this theory already offers a very powerful tool for the understanding of the dynamic physicochemical mechanisms and processes in a large diversity of application domains in Chemistry, Physics and Biology.


This multidisciplinary UPJV Doctoral School module created and given by Prof. A.A. Franco, introduces the fascinating Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics Theory and aims to teach the PhD students on how to use it in their day-by-day scientific work to describe, analyze, understand and predict physicochemical mechanisms and processes. Within a highly interactive and comprehensive approach, the lectures aim stimulating the students to think "out of the box" and to develop their creativity within a transversal view of sciences.


Prof. A.A. Franco's lectures are enriched with epistemological concepts and practical application exercises, including numerical simulations on cases of interest for the students' PhD thesis.


The detailed 2014 program is available for download herebelow.

UPJV Doctoral School - Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics - Prof A. A. Franco
This is the detailed program of the Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics Lectures-Series by Prof. A.A. Franco within the UPJV Doctoral School.
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The Quizzes and exercises related to Prof. A.A. Franco's lectures are available in the APPLETS section (see also the program file hereabove).


Alejandro A. Franco,

Full Professor & 

Junior Member of the 

Institut Universitaire de France



Phone number:

+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

33, rue St. Leu

Amiens, France





Réseau sur le Stockage Electrochimique de l'Energie (RS2E)

FR CNRS 3459





ALISTORE-ERI, European Research Institute

FR CNRS 3104



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