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

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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

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Mechanical Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Energy

Doctoral Program in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Courses

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.

Life cycle assessment in energy systems

This course will introduce students to the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as a holistic approach to evaluate, among others, energy conversion technologies throughout their entire value chain, and across multiple environmental problems beyond climate change.

Global issues: energy B

This course offers an overview of global techno-economic and social challenges related to energy transitions to a low carbon economy, and will discuss the prospects and barriers to the implementation of a future sustainable energy system.

Energy conversion and renewable energy

The goal of the lecture is to present the principles of the energy conversion for conventional and renewable energy resources and to explain the most important parameters that define the energy conversion efficiency, resources implications and economics of the energy conversion technologies.

Advanced energetics

Methods for the rational use and conversion of energy in industrial processes : how to analyse the energy usage, calculate the heat recovery by pinch analysis, define heat exchanger network, integrate heat pumps and cogeneration units and realise exergy analysis of energy conversion systems.

Modelling and optimization of energy systems

The goal of the lecture is to present and apply techniques for the modelling and the thermo-economic optimisation of industrial process and energy systems. The lecture covers the problem statement, the solving methods for the simulation and the single and multi-objective optimisation problems.

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.