Jan Van Herle

EPFL STI IGM SCI-STI-JVH
EPFL SCI-STI-JVH
Rue de l'Industrie 17
Case postale 440
CH-1951 Sion

EPFL STI STI-SGM SGM-ENS

Unit: SGM-ENS

EPFL STI STI-SMX SMX-ENS

Unit: SMX-ENS

EPFL RHO RHO-DSPS COSEC-STI

Unit: COSEC-STI

EPFL STI STI-DEC CF-STI

EPFL RHO RHO-DSPS COSEC-SB
I17 3 I1 (Industrie 17)
Rue de l'Industrie 17, CP 440
CH-1951 Sion

Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, ongoing research:

  • - single cell characterisation & stacking
  • - impedance spectroscopy
  • - metal interconnect oxidation
  • - biogas operation and analysis
  • - effect of contaminants on catalysts
  • Coelectrolysis of steam and CO2

  • Publications

    Teaching & PhD

    Teaching

    • Mechanical Engineering,
    • Materials Science and Engineering

    PhD Programs

    • Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering
    • Doctoral Program in Energy
    • Doctoral Program in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

    PhD Students

    Courses

    Electrochemistry for materials technology

    This course aims at familiarizing the student with state of the art applications of electrochemistry in materials science and technology as well as material requirements for electrochemical engineering. goto

    Section of Materials Science and Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 1, language : english
    Section of Materials Science and Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 3, language : english

    Engines and fuel cells

    The students describe and explain the thermodynamic and operating principles of internal combustion engines and all fuel cell types, identify the determining physical parameters for the operating regimes, the efficiencies and the polluting emissions, and ... goto

    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

    Renewable energy (for ME)

    The students assess and compare all renewable energy resources, their real potentials, their limitations and their best applications (energy services). Solar thermal, solar electric, wood, bioliquids, biogas, hydropower incl. tidal and wave power, wind, g... goto

    Section of Mechanical Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 2, language : english
    Section of Mechanical Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 4, language : english

    Thermodynamics and energetics II

    This lecture aims at studying the mixtures of gases and condensible substances (complements), exergy analysis, combustion and the generalisation of the cycle theory (engine and compression heat pump cycles, improvements of basic Rankine and Brayton cycle... goto

    Section of Mechanical Engineering, 2018-2019, Bachelor semester 6, language : french

    Research

    Output

    Journal publications 125 Conference publications 115 Funded project proposals 72 Oral presentations 120 (8 keynotes, 45 invited talks) Citations 5300 H-factor 42 Funding raised 18.0 MCHF (43% outside Switzerland and 16% from Industry) Presently teaching 3 bachelor and 8 master credits (thermodynamics, renewable energy, fuel cells, engines, electrochemistry). PhD theses 16 completed, 4 ongoing Master theses 40 Semester projects 70