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ADVANCED MANUFACTURING, MATERIALS, ENERGY

The aim of this community is to grow the French-Australian scientific collaboration in the energy and materials science domains. Strong collaborations are underway in the areas of solar energy, electrochemical energy storage and hydrogen technologies including grid technologies, training and education.

Our target is to facilitate the emergence of small and intermediary energy systems, their management in stand-alone locations (islands and remote areas) and/or integrated in the form of micro-grids.

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FRANÇOIS AGUEY

Leader Australian side

Francois is leading MERLin at UNSW. His research focuses on the development of advanced materials for hydrogen technologies.


UNSW School of Chemical Engineering, High street Gate 2, NSW 2052, Sydney, Australia

Email: f.aguey@unsw.edu.au

Phone: +61-2-9385 7970

FERMIN CUEVAS

Leader French side

Fermin Cuevas is Director of Research at the ICMPE-CMTR. His research focuses on the development of materials for hydrogen technologies and batteries.

ICMPE-CMTR, CNRS UMR 7182, 2-8, rue H. Dunant, 94320 THIAIS, France

Email: cuevas@icmpe.cnrs.fr

Phone: +33 - 1 49 78 12 25

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PARTNERS INVOLVED

Our network includes world leading Institutions with expertise across the entire energy sector, from renewables including solar, to energy storage systems solar and energy management.

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SOLAR

French Labs:

  • IPVF, LPICM, GEEPS : Photovoltaic conversion devices and systems

  • PROMES, LOCIE-INES, CETHIL, RAPSODEE: Thermal and thermodynamic solar energy conversion

  • ICCMO, PROMES, IPVF: solar to fuels, artificial photosynthesis

  • LOCIE-INES, CETHIL, GEEPS : distributed production, monitoring and prediction of solar power generation

Australian Labs:

  • UNSW:

    • UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, School of Built environment and School of Chemical Eng: Photovoltaics, solar thermal, forecasting, solar to chemicals and building integration

  • ANU:

    • College of engineering: photovoltaic and  Solar Thermal

    • Deakin:

    • IFM: Solar to fuels

  • Uni SA: solar thermal and energy storage

  • Flinders: organic photovoltaics

BATTERIES

French Labs:

  • ICMCB (CNRS UMR 5026) Université de Bordeaux: Energy: Materials and Batteries

  • IMN (CNRS UMR 6502) Université de Nantes : Electrochemical Storage and Conversion of Energy” and “Physics of materials and nanostructures

  • ICMPE (CNRS UMR 7182) Institut de Chimie et des Matériaux Paris-Est : Metallurgy, and inorganic materials for batteries

  • IRCP (CNRS UMR 8247) Institut de Recherche de Chimie, Paris : Physico-chemistry for Improving Sustainability of Chemical Processes and Interfaces and Electrochemistry, Energy including batteries and solid oxide fuel cells

  •  LAAS (CNRS UPR 8001) Laboratoire d’Analyse et d’Architecture des Systèmes, Toulouse : Integration of the storage systems

  • IMS (CNRS UMR5218) Bordeaux: Integration of Materials to Systems

  • AMPERE (UMR CNRS 5005) Lyon: Electrical engineering and systems integration

 

Australian Labs:

  • Deakin University (IFM) : Battery materials and BatTRIhub prototyping lab

  • The University of New South Wales School of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry: Batteries materials chemistry and operando characterizations of batteries.

  • University of South Australia (UNISA) Future Industries Institute: Battery materials and grid integration

  • ANU college of engineering: Electrical energy storage and grid integration

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HYDROGEN

French Labs:

  • IEM, CNRS (UMR5635), Université de Montpellier, ENSCM : Boron-based compounds, including borohydrides, boranes and boron nitride for hydrogen storage

  • ICMPE, CNRS (UMR7182), Université Paris-Est Créteil : Hydrogen storage materials (metal and complex hydrides, porous/metal hybrids) and theoritical modelling

  • FEMTO-ST, CNRS (UMR6174), Université de Franche-Comté, ENSMM, Univ. T. Belfort-Montbéliard : Hydrogen tanks and systems integration

  • IMN, CNRS (UMR6502), Université de Nantes : Solid-oxide fuel cells and electrolysers

  • ICMCB, CNRS (UMR5026), Université de Bordeaux : Hydrolysis of metals and metallic hydrides, fuel cells and electrolysers.

  • LAPLACE, CNRS (UMR5213) Toulouse: Laboratory for Plasma and Energy Conversion, integration of system, and aviation

 

Australian Labs:

  • University of New South Wales School of Chemical Engineering: Nanoscale for hydrogen storage and catalytic hydrogen production including water electrolysis, photocatalysis and electrocatalysis for fuel cells.

  • Flinders: hydrogen production including photocatalysis

  • ANU, college of Engineering: Photocatalysis, high temperature hydrogen generation and enhanced photovoltaic water splitting.

GRID TECHNOLOGY

French Labs:

  • G2ELAB – Grenoble: Power Electronic, Smart Buildings& Smart Grids, interaction with pro’sumers

  • Laplace – Toulouse: optimal design of  autonomous and connected micro-grids

  • LAAS– Toulouse: Power Electronics architecture of micro-grids

  • L2EP – Lille : smart grids smart-buildings, power electronics, social acceptability

  • GEEPS – Paris: optimal design, micro-grids

Australian Labs:

  • UNSW: School of Electrical and Chemical Engineering – grid management and integration of systems, power electronics and smart building

  • Deakin University Energy Centre: Microgrid as test bed and integration of energy storage

  • UniSA: Grid management and smart buildings

  • ANU College of Engineering: Grid optimisation and systems integration

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FRENCH LABS

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LPICM

Laboratoire de Physique des Interfaces et des Couches Minces

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PROMES

Laboratoire PROcédés, Matériaux et Energie Solaire

IPVF

Ile-de-France Photovoltaic Institute

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GEEPS

Group of electrical engineering – Paris

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ICMCB

Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry

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IRCP

Institut de Recherche de Chimie, Paris

ICCMO

Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay

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ICMPE

Institut de Chimie et des Matériaux Paris-Est

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G2ELAB

Grenoble Electrical Engineering laboratory

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FEMTO-ST

Franche-Comté Électronique Mécanique Thermique et Optique - Sciences et Technologies

LAAS

Laboratoire d’Analyse et d’Architecture des Systèmes, Toulouse

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L2EP

Laboratoire d'électrotechnique et d'électronique de puissance de Lille

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LAAS

Laboratoire d’Analyse et d’Architecture des Systèmes, Toulouse

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L2EP

Laboratoire d'électrotechnique et d'électronique de puissance de Lille

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IEM

Institut Européen des Membranes

LAPLACE

Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d'Energie

IMS

Laboratoire de l'Intégration du Matériau au Système

IMN

Institut des Matériaux
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AUSTRALIAN LABS

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UNSW

School of Chemical Engineering

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UNSW

UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

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UNSW

School of Electrical Engineering

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ANU

College of Engineering

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ANU

Australian National University

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DEAKIN UNIVERSITY


University of  South Australia

Flinders University

Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology