François Maréchal

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

Administrative data

Fields of expertise

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


Professional course

Adjunct Professor Process and Energy Systems Engineering Ecole Polytechnique F�d�rale de Lausanne 2012-
Maitre d'enseignement de Recherche Industrial Energy systems Laboratory Ecole Polytechnique f�d�rale de Lausanne 2005-2012
1er assitant Industrial Energy Systems Laboratory Ecole Polytechnique F�d�rale de Lausanne 2001-2005
Qualified Researcher Laboratoire d'analyse et de synth�se des syst�mes chimiques Universit� de Li�ge 1995-2001
1er ing�nieur de recherche Laboratoire d'analyse et de synth�se des syst�mes chimiques Universit� de Li�ge 1992-1996
Ing�nieur de recherche Laboratoire d'analyse et de synth�se des syst�mes chimiques Universit� de Li�ge 1986-1992

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

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

  • Mechanical Engineering,

PhD Programs

  • Doctoral Program in Energy
  • Doctoral Program in Environment
  • Doctoral Program in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

PhD Students

Courses

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 a... goto

MINEUR, 2018-2019, Autumn semester, language : english
Middle East EPFL Section, 2018-2019, Master semester 1, language : english
Middle East EPFL Section, 2018-2019, Master semester 3, language : english
Section of Mechanical Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 1, language : english
Section of Mechanical Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 3, language : english

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... goto

Doctoral Program in Energy, 2018-2019, language : english

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 o... goto

MINEUR, 2018-2019, Autumn semester, language : english
Middle East EPFL Section, 2018-2019, Master semester 1, language : english
Middle East EPFL Section, 2018-2019, Master semester 3, language : english
Section of Electrical and Electronical Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 1, language : english
Section of Electrical and Electronical Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 3, language : english
Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 1, language : english
Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 3, language : english
Section of Physics, 2018-2019, Master semester 1, language : english

Global issues: energy B

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Humanities and Social Sciences Program, 2018-2019, Bachelor semester 2, language : french

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... goto

MINEUR, 2018-2019, Spring semester, language : english
Middle East EPFL Section, 2018-2019, Master semester 2, language : english
Middle East EPFL Section, 2018-2019, Master semester 4, language : english
Section of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 2, language : english
Section of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 4, language : english
Section of Mechanical Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 2, language : english
Section of Mechanical Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 4, language : english

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. goto

Doctoral Program in Energy, 2018-2019, language : english

Research

Research

My research activity is described on the following web site ipese.epfl.ch