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

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Alejandro A. Franco - Full Professor at LRCS (Université de Picardie Jules Verne & CNRS) & Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France

 

Herebelow it comes the list of the students and postdocs who Prof. Franco is supervising/has supervised at LRCS in Amiens, and at CEA in Grenoble. The names of the hosted visiting research scientists are also indicated.

Present  (@ LRCS, Amiens)

Alexis Rucci - Postdoctoral researcher (started in October 3, 2016)

Research topic: multiscale modeling of lithium ion batteries and chemical reactors.

Supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco.

Alain Ngandjong - Postdoctoral researcher (started in February 13, 2017)

Research topic: multiscale modeling of lithium ion batteries.

Supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco

Yinghui Yin - PhD student (started in October 13, 2014)

Research topic: multiscale modeling and experimental characterization of lithium air batteries.

Co-supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco and Prof. D. Larcher (LRCS).

Garima Shukla - PhD student (Started on October 1, 2015)

Research topic: multiscale modeling of redox flow batteries.

Co-supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco (LRCS) and Dr. A.V. Salsac (UTC).

 

Past position: Engineer (December 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015)

Research topic: multiscale modeling and experimental characterization of fabrication and microstructure formation in lithium ion battery electrodes.

Co-supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco and Dr. M. Morcrette (LRCS).

 

Vigneshwaran Thangavel - PhD student (started on October 1, 2015)

Research topic: multiscale modeling of lithium sulfur batteries.

Co-supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco and Dr. M. Morcrette (LRCS).

 

Past position: MSc. student (February 9 - August 31, 2015)

Research topic: multiscale modeling and experimental characterization of liquid/solid electrochemical interfaces.

Co-supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco and Prof. D. Larcher (LRCS).

Mariem Maiza - PhD student (started on October 13, 2015)

Research topic: multiphysics modeling of lithium ion batteries (in collaboration with SAFT Batteries).

Supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco.

 

Caroline Gaya - PhD student (started on January 4, 2016)

Research topic: design, characterization and modeling of lithium air batteries for aircraft applications (in collaboration with IRT Saint Exupery).

Supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco.

Amangeldi Torayew - PhD student (started on February 15, 2016)

Research topic: mediators transport modeling and experimental characterization in Li-O2 and Li-S batteries.

Co-supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco (LRCS) and Prof. C. Grey (University of Cambridge).

 

Past position: MSc. Student (June 2014 - February 2015)

Research topic: multiscale modeling of aging mechanisms in PEM fuel cellsSupervised by Prof. A.A. Franco.

 

Zeliang Su - PhD student (started on October 3, 2017)

Research topic: 3D and 4D characterization of lithium air and lithium sulfur batteries.

Co-supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco and Dr. A. Demortière (LRCS).

Simon Malifarge - PhD student (started in November 3, 2014)

Research topic: modeling of high energy density negative electrodes in lithium ion batteries (in collaboration with Renault).

Co-supervised by Dr. C. Delacourt (LRCS) and Prof. A.A. Franco.

Rasmus Andersson - PhD student at Chalmers University (Sweden) (started in October 2015)

Research topic: multiscale modeling of highly concentrated electrolytes for lithium ion batteries

Co-supervised by Prof. P. Johansson (Chalmers University) and Prof. A.A. Franco (LRCS).

Oscar Guerrero - PhD student at Instituto Politecnico Nacional (Mexico City) (visiting us since August 28, 2017)

Research topic: Virtual Reality tools for data analysis of multiscale simulations of electrochemical energy devices

Supervised at LRCS by Prof. A.A. Franco.

 

Simon Herbulot - MSc. student (started in October 2017)

Research topic: cognitive psychology applied to the use of Virtual Reality for teaching chemistry

Co-supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco and Dr. E. Loup-Escande (UPJV).

Julio Cesar Espinosa Angeles - MSc. student (started in October 2017)

Research topic: electrochemical characterization of lithium air batteries.

Supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco.

Aleksandra Grzelak - MSc. student (started in October 2017)

Research topic: characterization of redox flow batteries with particle suspensions.

Co-supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco, Prof. E. Baudrin (LRCS) and Prof. D. Larcher (LRCS).

Past  (@ LRCS, Amiens)

Noémie Chen - MSc. student (April 3-July 31, 2017)

Research topic: Electrochemical characterization of Lithium Air Batteires

Supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco 

Adelphe Mastiegui - MSc. student (February 6-July 31, 2017)

Research topic: Kinetic Monte Carlo modeling of electrochemical reactions in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries.

Supervised by Prof. A. A. Franco

Kush Chadha - MSc. student (February 6 - July 31, 2017)

Research topic: Kinetic Monte Carlo modeling of Redox Flow Batteries.

Supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco

Marouan Handa - MSc. student (February 6 - July 31, 2017)

Research topic: modeling of flowing particles suspensions in Redox Flow Batteries.

Supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco

Dr. Jorge Vazquez Arenas - Researcher at Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico City) - Visiting Professor (July 3 -31, 2017)

Research topic: multiscale modeling of lithium ion batteries. 

Hosted by Prof. A.A. Franco.

Abbos Shodiyev - MSc. student (June-September 2016)

Research topic: microstructurally-resolved modeling of transport mechanisms in Li-air and Li-S batteries

Supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco.

Diego Del Olmo Diaz - MSc. student (October-December 2016)

Research topic: Kinetic Monte Carlo modeling of electrochemistry in Redox Flow Batteries.

Supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco.

 

Yih-Chyng Wu - MSc. student (October-December 2016)

Research topic:  experimental characterization of Redox Flow Batteries.

Co-supervised by Prof. D. Larcher (LRCS) and Prof. A.A. Franco.

Ruijie Zhao - MSc. student (February 2-July 29, 2016)

Research topic: multi-scale modeling of lithium-O2 batteries

Supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco.

Aoxiang Geng - MSc. student (March 4 - July 29, 2016)

Research topic: microstructurally-resolved modeling of transport and electrochemistry in lithium-ion batteries

Supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco, Dr. C. Delacourt and Dr. A. Demortiere (LRCS).

Dr. Matias Quiroga - Postdoctoral researcher (May 2013-July 2016)

Research topics: multiscale physical modeling of PEM Fuel Cells and Lithium Sulfur Batteries.

Supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco.

Prof. Ezequiel Leiva (Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina) -

Visiting Professor (October-November 2015)

Research topic: modeling of lithium ion batteries.

Hosted by Prof. A.A. Franco.

Guillaume Blanquer - MSc. student (April-August 2015)

Research topic: multiscale modeling of electrochemical processes in Lithium Air Batteries.

Supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco.

Dr. Trong-Khoa Nguyen - Postdoctoral researcher (September 2013-August 2015)

Research topic: multiscale modeling of Lithium Ion Batteries

Supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco. 

Dr. Kanhao Xue - Postdoctoral researcher (June 2013-May 2015)

Research topic (2013-2014):  multiscale modeling of lithium-air batteries

Supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco.

Research topic (2014-2015):  multiscale modeling of lithium-sulfur batteries

Co-supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco, Dr. M. Morcrette and Dr. C. Guery (LRCS).



Dr. Abdel El Kharbachi - Postdoctoral researcher (October 2013 - October 2014)

Research topic: experimental characterization of electrolytes and conversion materials for lithium ion battery applications

Co-supervised by Prof. D. Larcher (LRCS) and Prof. A.A. Franco.

He Huang - MSc. Student (MESC) 

Research topic (October-December 2013): multiscale modeling of electrochemical interfaces in fuel cells and lithium batteries.

Research topic (January-September 2014): multiscale modeling of all solid state batteries. 

Supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco.

Julien Ridoux - MSc. Student (February-August 2014)

Research topic: multiscale modeling of degradation layer growth in dye-sensitized solar cells.

Co-supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco, Dr. F. Sauvage (LRCS), Prof. J.P. Chehab and Dr. Y. Mammeri (LAMFA).


Stephan Strahl - Collaborating PhD Student from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (in Amiens in June-July 2013 and in January 2014)

(collaboration with Prof. Jordi Riera and Dr. Attila Husar, UPC/IRII, Barcelona, Spain)

Research topic: modeling of water transport, detailed electrochemistry and materials degradation in PEM Fuel Cells

Supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco.

(Adjunct) Prof. Kourosh Malek (Simon Fraser University & National Research Council, Canada)- MESC scientific visitor (December 2013 - January, 2014)

Research topic: multiscale modeling of electrochemical power generators

Hosted by Prof. A.A. Franco 

Diala Bittar - Master Sc. Student (February-June 2013)

(collaboration with Prof. J.P. Chehab and Dr. Y. Mammeri, LAMFA)

Research topic: phase field modeling of lithium ion batteries electrochemistry

Co-supervised by Prof. A.A. Franco, Prof. J.P. Chehab and Dr. Y. Mammeri (LAMFA).

Past  (@ CEA, Grenoble)

Dr. Pablo Giunta - Postdoctoral researcher (Jun. 2011 - Dec. 2012) 

Research topic: multiscale modeling of materials degradation in PEM Fuel Cells.

Dr. Senthinalthan Duraijan - Postdoctoral researcher (Apr. 2011 - Aug. 2012)

Research topic: multiscale modeling of Pt-free electrolyzers and fuel cells. 

Dr. Benjamin Deguilhem - Postdoctoral researcher (Sep. 2010  - Aug. 2012)

Research topic: multiscale modeling of Li-ion batteries.

Dr. Ali Kachmar - Postdoctoral researcher (Jan.2009 - Feb. 2011)

Research topics:  Multi-scale modeling of  the  HER  electrocatalytic  properties  of  Ni-N-based  bio-inspired molecules  as  cathodic  materials  for  photosensitive electrolyzers, and multiscale modeling of the impact of Nafion microstructure onto the ORR in PEMFC cathodes.

Dr. Margaret A. Gabriel - Postdoctoral researcher (Oct. 2008 - Mar. 2010)

Research topic: Multi-scale Modeling of the ORR Electrocatalytic Properties of Metallofullerenes as Cathodic Materials for PEMFC and PEM- WE.

Slimane Laref - Postdoctoral researcher (Sept. 2010 - Sept. 2011)

Research topic: Ab initio modeling of intercalation Li+ mechanisms in FePO4 materials for Lithium Ion Batteries.

Luiz Fernando Lopes Oliveira - PhD student (Oct. 2009 - Sep. 2012)

Research topic: Multiscale Modeling of Physicochemical Phenomena in PEM Water Electrolyzers.

Sylvain  Passot - Chemical   Engineering student  (3rd    year)  at  CPE  Lyon (Sep.  2007 - Aug.  2008) and PhD student (Oct.  2009 - Sep. 2012)

Research topics:  Multiscale  Modeling  of PtxCoy Electrocatalysts   Degradation   in   Transient   PEMFC Operating Conditions (Chemical Engineering student) and Understanding  the Impact of Pollutants on the Performance and Durability of PEMFC (PhD student).

 

Daiane  Damasceno  Borges - PhD student (Sept. 2009 - Aug.  2012) 

Research topic:  Multiscale Modeling of the Ionic Transport Properties of Nafion® in the PEMFC Electrodes.

Romain Coulon - PhD student  (Feb. 2009 - Jan. 2012)

Research topic:  Multiscale Modeling of the Nafion® Membrane Degradation under PEMFC Automotive Operating Conditions.

Seng-Kian Cheah - PhD student (Nov. 2008 - Oct  2011)

Research topic: Investigation of H2 pollutants impact on PEMFC nanomaterials performance and degradation.

Rodrigo Ferreira de Morais - PhD student (Oct. 2008 - Sep. 2011)

Research topic: Ab initio- based   kinetic  modeling  of  the  HOR  and  ORR  reactivity properties of PtxNiy nanoparticules for PEMFC applications.

Pierre-François Lory - Master Sc. student (Feb. 2012 - Jul. 2012)

Research topic: Multiscale modeling of the materials degradation in Lithium Ion Batteries.

Daniela Ichinose - Master Sc. student (Jan. 2011 - Jun. 2011)

Research topic:  Multiscale modeling of the membrane thermomechanical degradation in PEMFCs.

Mohamed Benletiff - Master Sc. student (Mar. 2011 - Sep. 2011)

Research topic:  Multiscale Modeling of Lithium Graphite/FePO4  Batteries.

Severin Concas - Master Sc. student (Mar. 2011 - June 2011)

Research topic:  development of an internet website for the group research activities.

Hanen  Amel - Master Sc. student (May  2010 - Sep.  2010)

Research topic:  Nano- fluidics Modeling in PEMFC Electrodes.

Julien Letemplier - Master Sc. student ENS Cachan (May  2010 - Aug.  2010)

Research topic: Modeling of Degradation Phenomena in PEMFC Electrodes.

Randa  Bouchmila - Chemical  Engineering student  (3rd    year)  at  CPE  Lyon (Jun. 2009 - Jun.  2010)

Research topic:  Multiscale Modeling of the ORR   activity   properties   and   Degradation   Phenomena   of Nanosctructured Multimetallic Nanoparticles for PEMFC applications.

Federico  Nores  Pondal - PhD student at Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Argentina (visit in Dr. Franco"s group on Apr. 2008 - Dec  2008)

Research topic: Development, Electrochemical  Characterization  and Modeling  of  Magnetic Cathodes for the Enhancement of the ORR Activity in PEMFC.

Magalie Guinard - Master Sc. student (Mar. 2008 - Aug. 2008)

Research topic:  Multiscale  Modeling  of  PEFC  Anode  CO  Poisoning:  Impact  on Electrochemical Performance and Durability.

Mathias Gerard - Master Sc. student (Mar. 2007 - Sep. 2007)

Research topic:  Multiscale Modeling of Carbon Catalyst-Support Corrosion in PEFC Environments.

Laurent Brochard - Student at Ecole Polytechnique (Apr. 2006 - Aug. 2006)

Research topic: Multiscale Modeling of Transfers in PEMFCs.

Moussa Tembely - Master Sc. student (Mar. 2006 - Sep. 2006)

Research topic:  Multiscale Modeling of Pt-Catalyst Degradation in PEMFC Environments.

Visiting scientists hosted (@ CEA, Grenoble)

Yoshinori Suzue - Visiting engineer scientist, Nissan Motor Co. (Apr. 2011 - Feb. 2013) 

Research topic: modeling of the electrochemical double layer formation in PEM Fuel Cells

Kourosh Malek - Research officer, National Research Council of Canada (May 2009 - July 2009 and June 2011 - July 2011)

Research topic: Coarse Grain Molecular Dynamics and multiscale modeling of degradation mechanisms in PEMFC components (carbon corrosion and membrane degradation).

Wolfgang Bessler - Research officer, German Aerospace Centre (Feb. 2010 - May 2010)

Research topic: Multiscale modeling of the Polymer Electrolyte Membrane chemical degradation in PEMFC (co-advise of the PhD thesis of Romain Coulon).  

Contact

Alejandro A. Franco,

Full Professor & 

Junior Member of the 

Institut Universitaire de France

 

E-mail:

alejandro.franco@u-picardie.fr

Phone number:

+33 3 22 82 53 36

 

Institut Universitaire de France

 

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Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides (LRCS)

Université de Picardie Jules Verne - CNRS / UMR 7314

33, rue St. Leu

Amiens, France

F-80039

 

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

FR CNRS 3459

France

 

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ALISTORE-ERI, European Research Institute

FR CNRS 3104

France

 

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