François Maréchal

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Adjunct Professor

francois.marechal@epfl.ch +41 21 693 35 16 http://ipese.epfl.ch

Citizenship: Belge

Birth date: 28.05.1963

EPFL Valais Wallis
EPFL IPESE (SCI-STI-FM)
Rue de l'Industrie 17
Case postale 440
CH-1951 Sion

Web site:  Web site:  https://ipese.epfl.ch

EPFL STI SGM-GE
ME B2 374 (Bâtiment ME)
Station 9
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Process integration Process design Energy conversion and process modeling Rational Use of Energy Thermoeconomic optimisation Renewable Energy

Education

Chemical Engineer (ing�nieur Civil Chimiste)

Universit� de Li�ge (Belgium)

1986

Ph D. in Applied Sciences

Energy analysis and synthesis of industrial sites

University of Li�ge (Belgium)

1995

Publications

Infoscience publications

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Mechanical Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Energy

Doctoral Program in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Courses

Process development

Development project of a real lab process to industrial scale.

Biomass conversion

The learning outcomes are to get to know the biomass ressources and its characteristics; study of biomass conversion pathways and study of process flow-sheets; establish the flow diagram of an industrial process with biomass as feedstock and calculate the corresponding mass and energy balances; etc

NRG2019: Energy Systems: managing the transition to renewables

This Summer School will try to bring to together these very disparate topics including energy policy, modeling and technologies in one coherent single event and give the participants a unique perspective on the opportunities and challenges of the coming energy transition.

Energy conversion and renewable energy

This course presents an overview of (i) the current energy system and uses (ii) the main principles of conventional and renewable energy technologies and (iii) the most important parameters that define their efficiency, costs and environmental impacts.

Modelling, optimisation, design and analysis of integrated energy systems

The student will learn advanced concepts in the field of process integration, process modeling and optimization for the design of integrated energy systems: Life cycle energy analysis.