François Maréchal

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Adjunct Professor +41 21 693 35 16

Citizenship : Belge

Birth date : 28.05.1963

EPFL Valais Wallis
Rue de l'Industrie 17
Case postale 440
CH-1951 Sion

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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


Chemical Engineer (ing�nieur Civil Chimiste)

Universit� de Li�ge (Belgium)


Ph D. in Applied Sciences

Energy analysis and synthesis of industrial sites

University of Li�ge (Belgium)



Infoscience publications

Teaching & PhD


Mechanical Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Energy

Doctoral Program in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering


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.

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

(Coursebook not yet approved by the section)

Advanced energetics

(Coursebook not yet approved by the section)

Modelling and optimization of energy systems

(Coursebook not yet approved by the section)

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.