Energetics and Combustion (E.M2.C), CNRS-UPR 288
Research on energy at the heart of the industrial challenges of the 21st century.
The EM2C research department, specific to the CNRS and the École Centrale Paris, combines very high level academic research and studies applied in partnership with the most important companies and research centres in the field of transport and energy.
Energy and environment have become major issues liable to alter profoundly the general organization of society. The reduction in oil resources, the best use of fossil energies, the reduction of polluting emissions, the development of renewable energies and the risks of climate change all pose a number of scientific questions. Thanks to its very high level research skills in energetics and combustion, from the molecular level to the highest macroscopic scale, the EMC2 research department contributes significantly to the progress of knowledge related to these difficult questions.
The department's research activities revolve around three axes: "Combustion", "Unbalanced Plasma", the "Physics of Transfers" and a transversal activity "Applied Mathematics".
The activities of the "Combustion" axis concern the control, improvement and optimization of combustion. The objectives are a better understanding of the basic mechanisms and their relationships thanks to the skills developed during trials, modelling and digital simulation. This research also relies on innovations in the field of diagnostics, sensors, actuators, methods of control and simulation procedures.
UNBALANCED PLASMAS (P)
Studies of "unbalanced plasmas" cover both the fundamental area of the physics relating to diffused and filamentary electrical discharges and the chemical kinetics of unbalanced plasmas at atmospheric pressure as well as application in energetic fields (ignition and stabilization of mixtures weak in fuel), aerodynamics, the environment (treatment of gaseous effluents) and surface treatment.
TRANSFER PHYSICS (T)
Research conducted in the "Physics of Transfers" relates to transfers by radiation both in gaseous and reactive environments and in divided environments, thermal transfers in porous environments and nanothermics. By combining fundamental approaches and the development of effective models for thermal transfers, this research allows the scientific and technological obstacles to be examined, linking it to applications such as re-entry into the atmosphere, transfer in the heart of a nuclear reactor and nanomaterials.
The "Applied Mathematics" transversal activity meets the requirements necessary in the field of applications in the laboratory's activities. It is based on constant work in the field of mathematics and the implementation of projects at the interface of disciplines using scientific and intensive calculations. It is strongly associated with laboratory bench scientists for the physical understanding and validation of codes for calculations.
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Director Olivier GICQUEL Phone : +33 (1) 41 13 10 55 Email : email@example.com Personal Assistant Virginie JEUNON / Anne-Cécile AIACH Phone : +33 (1) 41 13 10 31 / +33 (1) 41 13 10 32 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
CERFACS, CORIA, CETHIL, ENS, ESPCI, LIMHP, PC2A, ONERA, Colorado State University, Johns Hopkins University, Old Dominion University, Pennsylvania State University, Stanford University, Yale University, University of Rochester, MIT, Nasa Research Centers, Magdeburg, Université de Potsdam, Université Autonome de Madrid, Université d’Acunsion Paraguay, JAXA, etc.
Air Liquide, CEA, CNES, Dassault, DGA, EADS, EDF, ESA, Gaz de France, IFP, IRSN, MBDA, PSA, Renault, Safran, etc.
- Faculty researchers and researchers: 23
- Doctoral students: 49
- Postdocs: 5
- Administrative and technical staff: 12
- Publications in international refereed journals (source: Web of Science): 26
- Value of research contracts signed (in addition to chairs): 1 200 000 €