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December 2017

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco's ERC Consolidator Grant, press articles and interviews: December 2017 (Amiens, France)

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:

Visit of Prof. Perla Balbuena and Prof. Jorge Seminario from Texas A&M University: December 12-22, 2017 (Amiens, France)

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.

LRCS Scientific Days: December 20 and 21, 2017 (Amiens, France)

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. 

 

Biannual Meeting of the Alistore European Research Institute: December 12 and 13, 2017 (Amiens, France) 

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.  

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco's Virtual Reality experience being recorded for a promotional video of IFP School: December 6, 2017 (Amiens, France)

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).

 

The sequence of the promotional video containing Prof. Franco's Virtual Reality tool appears since second 35 in the Youtube channel here and here

Presentation of the Challenges' solutions by the Master M.E.S.C. students: December 5, 2017 (Amiens, France) 

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 !   

Odile Capron's Private PhD Defence at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel: December 1, 2017 (Brussels, Belgium) 

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.

 

November 2017

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco awarded with an ERC Consolidator Grant: November 27, 2017

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS) is awarded an ERC (European Research Council) Consolidator Grant, with his project called "ARTISTIC". This project, of a duration of 5 years and a budget close to 2 million euros, aims at developing and implementing an innovative multiscale computational platform for the simulation and optimization of lithium ion batteries fabrication processes.  Prof. Franco is one of the 329 researchers selected for the ERC Consolidator grants 2017

 

Invited seminar of Dr. Ivan Kondov (KIT): November 22 (Amiens, France)

On November 22, 2017, Dr. Ivan Kondov from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is giving an invited seminar at LRCS in Amiens, France, entiled "Upscaling approaches for simulation in materials science".

Prof. A.A. Franco and Dr. I. Kondov are collaborating on the field of computational science since several years (from the time of the european project MMM@HPC, coordinated by Prof. Wolfgang Wenzel and Dr. Kondov, and on which Prof. Franco was partner). 

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco being president of jury of Comités Suivi de Thèse in Amiens and Lille: November 8, 10 and 16 (Amiens and Lille, France)

On November 8, 10 and 16, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco is invited to be member and president of jury of several Comités de Suivi de Thèse (audition of PhD students aiming to register to the next year of their PhD): Rakesh Elango working in the field of battery electrodes (LRCS, Amiens, France), Clara Alkosseifi working on the coupling between phase field models and Navier-Stokes equations (LAMFA, Amiens, France), and Tatenda Nyazika, Aditya Rambogin, Devadas Bhat, Gabriel Bouobda, Romain Candela and Billy Clitton Nzogang, all of them working in the field of materials (Unité Matériaux et Transformations - UMET - CNRS UMR 8207, Université de Lille, Lille).

 

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco giving an invited lecture to promote science education in primary schools: November 9, 2017 (Amiens, France)

On November 9, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco is giving an invited lecture in front of an audience of primary school teachers, on the topic of energy. The lecture is taking place in Amphitheatre Figlarz, at Université de Picardie Jules Verne, at 2 PM. Prof. Franco is invited by the ASTEP framework (within the Fondation La Main à la Pâte), which aims at promoting science education in the primary schools. 

 

October 2017

Promotional video recording by IFP School of Prof. Alejandro A. Franco's Virtual Reality tools for teaching: October 26, 2017 (Amiens, France)

On October 26, 2017, IFP School is coming to the HUB de l'énergie in Amiens, to record a promotional video of Prof. Alejandro A. Franco's virtual reality tools for teaching. The video will be part of a promotional video of IFP School teaching activities: Prof. Franco teaches in this school mathematical modeling of rechargeable batteries, and has used his virtual reality tools for the practices.

 

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco participating in the Atelier sur la Modélisation Multiéchelles des Matériaux pour l'Energie in the CNRS: October 16, 2017 (Paris, France)

On October 16, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS) is participating in the "Atelier sur la Modélisation Multiéchelles des Matériaux pour l'Energie" in the CNRS, Paris, France. Prof. Franco is invited by CNRS to participate in this workshop where one defines the roadmaps of scientific research in France for the incoming 10 to 20 years in the field of multiscale modeling of materials for energy applications. These discussions will define the future national project calls (e.g. by the French National Agency of Research, ANR).

 

Progress meeting of the European Project POROUS4APP: October 3-4, 2017 (York, United Kingdom)

On October 3 and 4, 2017, it is taking place the T18 progress meeting of the European H2020 Project "POROUS4APP". This project, being coordinated by LEITAT (Barcelona, Spain), is devoted to the development of a new generation of carbonaceous materials for a wide diversity of applications, including lithium ion batteries and chemical reactors. Prof. Alejandro A. Franco is coordinating the Work Package devoted to the computational modeling and is going to attend this meeting being organized in University of York, York, United Kingdom.

 

September 2017

Inaugural lecture of Prof. Alejandro A. Franco in the Master M.E.S.C. 2017: September 26, 2017 (Amiens, France) 

On September 26, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco is delivering the inaugural lecture of his "Fuel Cells & Beyond" Lectures-Series within the Erasmus Master M.E.S.C. (Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion). The lectures provide a comprehensive critical review on fuel cells and other types of electrochemical energy devices, from both experimental and computational modeling viewpoints. The lectures are designed to estimulate the students' creativity, and are enriched with epistemological lessons, games, interactive practices. It implements a cutting-edge Virtual Reality environment to illustrate some of the teached concepts in an interactive way. Furthermore, this year includes the fith edition of the "Students Challenges" where the students are requested to solve technical problems in relation to the fascinating field of energy.

Inaugural lecture of Prof. Alejandro A. Franco in the Master on Multiscale Modeling of Materials: September 21, 2017 (Amiens, France)

On September 21, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS) is giving his inaugural lecture in the newly created Master on Applied Mathematics, speciality Multiscale Modeling of Materials, within the Université de Picardie Jules Verne (Amiens, France). In his lectures (12 hours in total) he covers theoretical and practical aspects of the multiscale computational modeling of electrochemical energy devices, such as lithium ion, lithium sulfur, lithium air, redow flow batteries, fuel cells and electrolyzers.

 

Progress meeting of the European Project "HELIS": September 14-15, 2017 (Masala, Finland)

On September 14 and 15, 2017, it is taking place in Masala, Finland, the progress meeting of the Horizon 2020 European Project "HELIS". This project leads with the development of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries for automotive applications. It is coordinated by Dr. Robert Dominko from National Institute of Chemistry in Slovenia. Prof. Alejandro A. Franco is attending this meeting as the leader of the Work Package on computational modeling.

 

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco giving an invited seminar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): September 1, 2017 (Cambridge/Boston, USA)

On September 1, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS) is giving an invited seminar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Cambridge, USA. The title of his seminar is "Computational Multiscale Modeling Of Rechargeable Batteries: Concepts And Practice". He is hosted by Prof. Yang Shao-Horn.  In his seminar Prof. Franco is going to present the most recent research progresses in his team regarding lithium ion, lithium sulfur, lithium air and redox flow batteries.

 

August 2017

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco giving an invited lecture at the International Society of Electrochemistry Annual Meeting: August 30, 2017 (Providence, USA)

On August 30, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS) is giving an invited lecture at the 68th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), taking place in Providence, USA. His lecture is entitled "Combining Multiscale Computational Modeling And Interactive Virtual Reality For Teaching Electrochemical Energy Storage".  Prof. Franco's lecture is within the Symposium 18 "Education For Electrochemistry And Electrochemical Engineering". Prof. Franco is also co-organizer of the Symposium 17 entitled "Advances In Theory And Modeling Of Electrochemical Systems".

His PhD students Caroline Gaya (project in collaboration with IRT Saint Exupery) and Mariem Maiza (project in collaboration with SAFT Batteries) are giving oral presentations on August 31, 2017, on the fields of modeling of lithium oxygen and lithium ion batteries respectively.

 

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco giving an invited lecture at the WE-Heraeus Seminar: August 26, 2017 (Bad Honnef, Germany) 

On August 26, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS) is giving an invited lecture at the WE-Heraeus Seminar "In operando characterization of energy materials", taking place in Bad Honnef, Germany.  His lecture is covering the latest progresses of his team at developing multiscale computational models for electrochemical energy storage devices (lithium oxygen, lithium sulfur, lithium ion and redox flow batteries).  The title of his lecture is "Catalyzing batteries innovation through multiscale computational modeling".

 

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco giving an invited lecture at the International Materials Research Congress 2017: August 23, 2017 (Cancun, Mexico)

On August 23, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS) is giving an invited lecture at the International Materials Research Congress 2017 taking place in Cancun, Mexico on August 20-25, 2017. His lecture is entitled "Fostering technological breakthroughs in rechargeable batteries through multiscale computational modeling" and is scheduled within the Symposium "In situ/Operando and Computational Studies of Electrochemical Energy Materials".

 

July 2017

Scientific Days and talk of Prof. Alejandro A. Franco: July 19 and 20, 2017 (Amiens, France)

On July 19 and 20, 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. Permanent researchers and professors can also present on a volonteer basis. Prof. Alejandro A. Franco is giving a talk entitled "Fantastic Voyage: From Fiction To Virtuality & From Virtuality to Reality" where he is going to review his team latest progress on the use of Virtual Reality to support the R&D in rechargeable batteries. 

 

Invited seminar of Prof. Martin Bazant (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): July 18, 2017 (Amiens, France)

On July 18, 2017, Prof. Martin Bazant from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is giving an invited seminar at LRCS (Energy HUB, Amiens, France) entitled: "Control of Phase Transformations in Rechargeable Batteries". Prof. Bazant is hosted by Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS): they had some scientific collaboration in the past, in the field of electrochemical double layers in fuel cells.

 

Invited seminar of Prof. Sarbajit Banerjee (Texas A&M University): July 7, 2017 (Amiens, France)

On July 7, 2017, Prof.  Sarbajit Banerjee from Texas A&M University, is giving an invited seminar at LRCS (Energy HUB, Amiens, France) entitled: "Metal Oxide Nanostructures for Electronics and Energy Storage: Endowing “Intelligence” through Phase Transformations". Prof. Banerjee is hosted by Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS) to discuss possible topics of scientific collaborations.

 

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco giving an invited lecture at the 3rd International Forum on Progress and Trends in Battery and Capacitor Technologies: July 4, 2017 (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain)

On July 4, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS) is giving an invited lecture at the 3rd International Forum on Progress and Trends in Battery and Capacitor Technologies, Power our Future 2017, which is taking place in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, on July 2-5, 2017. His lecture is entitled "Dealing with one gogol of batteries: multiscale modeling to the rescue of design and optimization".

 

Arrival of of Dr. Jorge Vazquez Arenas at LRCS:  July 3, 2017 (Amiens, France)

Dr. Jorge Vazquez Arenas (Universidad Autonoma de Mexico) is arriving to LRCS (Amiens) on July 3, 2017, for a visiting professor position of three weeks. Dr. Vazquez Arenas is being hosted by Prof. Alejandro A. Franco with who he develops scientific collaborations in the field of multiscale modeling of fuel cells and batteries. Dr. Vazquez Arenas is supported with a grant provided by the Master Programme on Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (MESC).

 

June 2017

Habilitation defence of Dr. Frederic Labat at Chimie ParisTech: June 16, 2017 (Paris, France)

On June 16, 2017, it is taking place the Habilitation (HDR) defence of Dr. Frederic Labat at Chimie ParisTech engineering school. The title of his HDR thesis is "DFT Modeling of Complex Interfaces in Energy-Based Devices: from Sensitized Solar Cells to Solid Oxide Fuel Cells". Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS) is referee ("rapporteur") of his HDR thesis and member of the defence jury.

 

Yinghui Yin giving an oral presentation at LRCS: June 15, 2017 (Amiens, France)

On June 15, 2017, Yinghui Yin (PhD student of Prof. A.A. Franco) is giving an oral presentation on the state of the art of experimental approaches and computational modeling of lithium air batteries. Her presentation is within the context of a presentation-series organized for third-year PhD students at LRCS, Amiens, France. Yinghui has presented her PhD work in multiple international events and conferences, including at ICTP (Trieste, 2015 and 2016), ISE Annual Meetings (Taipei, 2015 and Buenos Aires, 2017) and ECS Meetings (New Orleans, 2017).

 

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco giving an invited seminar at the University of Southampton: June 9, 2017 (Southampton, UK)

On June 9, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS) is giving an invited seminar at the University of Southampton, in Southampton, UK. The title of his seminar is "Catalyzing Innovation in Rechargeable Batteries R&D through Multiscale Computations". He is going to visit also the University, hosted by Dr. Nuria Garcia-Araez, lecturer of electrochemistry. 

 

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco giving a lecture at the ALISTORE European Research Institute biannual meeting: June 7, 2017 (Bath, UK)

On June 7, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS) is giving a lecture at the ALISTORE ERI biannual meeting in Bath, UK. His lecture is on the multiscale modeling of discharge and charge processes in lithium oxygen batteries. 

 

May 2017

Yinghui Yin and Garima Shukla, from Prof. Alejandro A. Franco's team, giving oral presentations at the 231st ECS Meeting: May 28 - June 1, 2017 (New Orleans, USA)

Yinghui Yin and Garima Shukla, PhD students under the supervision of Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS), are giving oral presentations at the 231st Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting, in New Orleans, USA (May 28 - June 1, 2017). Yinghui is giving two talks: one on May 28, 2017 on the kinetic Monte Carlo modeling of the Oxygen Reduction Reaction mechanisms in Lithium-Oxygen Batteries and one on June 1, 2017, on the modeling and experimental characterization of the recharge mechanisms of Lithium-Oxygen Batteries. Garima is giving her talk on May 30, 2017, on the kinetic Monte Carlo modeling of slurry Redox Flow Batteries

 

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco giving an invited talk at the Pint of Science festival: May 17, 2017 (Amiens, France)

On May 17, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS) is giving an invited talk at the Pint of Science festival, in Amiens, France. Pint of Science is an international festival bringing scientists to local pubs to discuss their latest discoveries.  The title of his talk is "May The Force Be With You", where he revisits the concept of "energy" in physics, through pedagogic and highly interactive presentation materials. Within his talk, Prof. Franco is going to use his Virtual Reality tool for teaching electrochemical energy storage devices, recently developed and used by him within the Master MESC

 

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco giving an invited seminar at the LEPMI laboratory: May 11, 2017 (Chambery, France) 

On May 11, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS) is giving an invited seminar at the LEPMI laboratory (Laboratoire d'Electrochimie et de Physicochimie des Materiaux et des Interfaces), in Chambery, France. The title of his seminar is "Assessing and Optimizing Rechargeable Batteries Through Multiscale Computational Modeling". 

 

April 2017

Vignesh Thangavel (Prof. Franco's PhD student) giving an oral presentation in the conference "Lithium Sulfur Batteries: Mechanisms, Modelling and Materials": April 26, 2017 (London, UK)

On April 26, 2017, Vignesh Thangavel (Prof. A.A. Franco's PhD student) is giving an oral presentation in the conference "Lithium Sulfur Batteries: Mechanisms, Modelling and Materials", taking place in London, UK. The title of his talk is "Microstructurally resolved multiscale models to study the effects of C/S cathode microstructures used in Lithium Sulfur Batteries".

 

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco delivering an invited lecture at the 2017 MRS (Materials Research Society) Meeting & Exhibit: April 19, 2017 (Phoenix, United States of America) 

On April 19, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS) is delivering an invited lecture at the 2017 MRS (Materials Research Society) Meeting & Exhibit, taking place in Phoenix, United States of America on April 17-21, 2017. Prof. Franco's lecture title is "Multiscale Computional Modeling for the Engineering of Rechargeable Batteries". His lecture is taking place in Symposium ES6 (Mechanics of Energy Storage and Conversion) and he is going to review his team latest research on lithium oxygen, lithium sulfur and redox flow batteries.

 

March 2017

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco delivering an invited seminar at the Universidad Nacional del Sur: March 31, 2017 (Bahia Blanca, Argentina)

On March 31, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS) is delivering an invited seminar at the Universidad Nacional del Sur, Department of Physics, in Bahia Blanca city, Argentina. Prof. Franco did his studies in Physics at this University, and he was born in Bahia Blanca. The title of his seminar is Mesostructure-Performance Relationships In Batteries and Fuel Cells: A Computational Multiscale Modeling Perspective.

 

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco delivering an invited seminar at the Instituto de Fisica de Rosario: March 23, 2017 (Rosario, Argentina)

On March 23, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS) is delivering an invited seminar at the Instituto de Fisica de Rosario (Rosario Physics Institute) in Rosario city, Argentina. The title of his seminar is "A Journey into the Electrochemical Devices World from a Multiscale Modeling Perspective".

 

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco delivering an invited lecture at the 20th Topical Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE): March 20, 2017 (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

On March 20, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS) is delivering an invited lecture (30 minutes-invited talk) at the 20th Topical Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina (March 19-22, 2017). Prof. Franco's lecture title is "Mesostructure-performance relationships in rechargeable batteries: challenging the dogma with multiscale computations and immersive visualization",  where he is going to review the most recent achievements of his team on the multiscale modeling of Li-O2, Li-S and Redox Flow Batteries.

 

Furthermore, Yinghui Yin, PhD student supervised by Prof. Alejandro A. Franco, is going to deliver an oral presentation of her work on modeling of charge mechanisms in Lithium Oxygen Batteries.

 

Biannual meeting of the French Network on Electrochemical Energy Storage (RS2E): March 14-15, 2017 (Amiens, France)

On March 14 and 15, 2017, it is taking place the biannual meeting of the French Network on Electrochemical Energy Storage (RS2E). The meeting is organized in the Energy HUB (hosting the LRCS) in Amiens, France. In the meeting,  Yinghui Yin, PhD student supervised by Prof. Alejandro A. Franco, is going to deliver an oral presentation about her latest research on multiscale modeling of Lithium-Oxygen Batteries. 

 

Visit and invited seminar of Prof. Takashi Tokumasu: March 13, 2017 (Amiens, France)

On March 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM, Prof. Takashi Tokumasu (Tohoku University, Japan) is delivering at LRCS an invited seminar entitled "Large scale molecular simulations for transport phenomena in polymer electrolyte fuel cells". Prof. Tokumasu is also visiting Prof. Alejandro A. Franco for discussing collaborative research topics.

 

February 2017

Progress meeting of the European project "POROUS4APP": February 27-28, 2017 (Zurich, Switzerland)

On February 27-28, 2017, it is taking place in Zurich, Switzerland, the progress meeting of the Horizon 2020 European Project "POROUS4APP". This project, being coordinated by LEITAT (Barcelona, Spain), is devoted to the development of a new generation of carbonaceous materials for a wide diversity of applications, including lithium ion batteries and chemical reactors. Prof. Alejandro A. Franco is coordinating the Work Package devoted to the computational modeling and is going to attend this meeting.

 

Progress meeting of the European project "HELIS": February 16-17, 2017 (Barcelona, Spain)

On February 16 and 17, 2017, it is taking place in Barcelona, Spain, the progress meeting of the Horizon 2020 European Project "HELIS". This project leads with the development of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries for automotive applications. It is coordinated by Dr. Robert Dominko from National Institute of Chemistry in Slovenia. Prof. Alejandro A. Franco is attending this meeting as the leader of the Work Package on computational modeling.

 

Arrival of Dr. Alain Ngandjong to LRCS: February 13, 2017 (Amiens, France)

On February 13, 2017, Dr. Alain Ngandjong is arriving to LRCS to work as a postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Prof. Alejandro A. Franco. His research topic is the multiscale modeling of lithium ion batteries.

 

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco delivering an invited lecture at the Picardie Regional Agency for Innovation: February 10, 2017 (Amiens, France)

On February 10, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco is delivering an invited lecture at the ARI Picardie (Picardie Regional Agency for Innovation) within the event "Témoignages sur la résolution de problèmes industriels par les Mathématiques Appliquées". Prof. Franco's lecture is entitled "La modélisation mathématique comme vecteur d'innovation dans le stockage de l'énergie", where he is going to discuss the role mathematical modeling plays nowadays to design, optimize and innovate in the field of rechargeable batteries. 

 

Three MSc. students joining the team of Prof. Alejandro A. Franco at LRCS: February 6, 2017 (Amiens, France)

On February 6, 2017, three MSc. students are joining Prof. Alejandro A. Franco's team:  Adelphe Mastiegui, Kush Chadha and Marouan Handa. Adelphe will work on the modeling of electrochemical reactions in cycling Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, within the context of the European Project HELIS. Kush and Marouan (the latter co-supervised with Dr. Youcef Mammeri from the LAMFA laboratory on mathematics) will work on the modeling of Redox Flow Batteries within the context of the Region project WONDERFUL coordinated by Prof. Franco. Welcome guys !

 

January 2017

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco delivering an invited lecture at the Laboratoire Amiénois de Mathématique Fondamentale et Appliquée (LAMFA): January 30, 2017 (Amiens, France).

On January 30, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco is delivering an invited lecture at the Seminar-Series on Applied Analysis organized at the Laboratoire Amiénois de Mathématique Fondamentale et Appliquée (LAMFA) (mixed research lab between Université de Picardie Jules Verne and CNRS) in Amiens, France.  The title of his lecture is "Multiscale Simulation Approaches for the Electrochemical Conversion and Storage of Energy".

 

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco attending the kick-off meeting on Materials Modelling terminology, classification and metadata: January 17-18, 2017 (Brussels, Belgium) 

On January 17-18, 2017, Prof. Alejandro A. Franco is attending the kick-off meeting on Materials Modelling terminology, classification and metadaat, in Brussels, Belgium. Prof. Franco is involved in the an Advisory Group on Interoperability and Repositories within the European Materials Modeling Council.

 

Invited tutorial on mathematical modeling of lithium ion batteries within the IFPEN School, Master "Electrification and Automotive Propulsion": January 11, 2017 (Rueil-Malmaison, France)

On January 11, 2017, Prof. A.A. Franco (LRCS, Amiens) delivers an invited tutorial at the IFP School (Rueil-Malmaison, France) within the Master program "EPA" (Vehicles and Sustainable Transport), Speciality on Electrification and Automotive Propulsion. His course is on physical modeling and numerical simulation of lithium ion batteries for automotive applications: the chemistry and the physics behind the operation principles of these batteries are revisited, and practical methods for the implementation of mathematical models in scientific software such as Matlab and Simulink are presented. Furthermore, emerging multiscale modeling techniques, bridging the gap between mechanisms at the atomistic scale and the whole cell behavior, are also discussed. The tutorial includes some demonstrations of the in-house computational software MS LIBER-T being developed at LRCS, and since this year Prof. Franco is using his immersive Virtual Reality software (previously used by him within the Master MESC) for teaching the operation principles of batteries. 

 

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 - UMR CNRS 7314

HUB de l'Energie, Rue Baudelocque, 80039 Amiens, France

 

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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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