This Fall School, sponsored by CNRS (INSIS, INP and INC), is aimed at researchers and engineers wishing to improve their knowledge of the conversion of thermal radiation energy into electrical energy.

The program will cover the following topics

  • Introduction to thermophotovoltaic conversion [basics, TPV batteries, characterization,…] (6 hours 30 minutes)
  • Converting primary energy into thermal energy and thermal energy storage (4 hours)
  • Heat transfer [thermal radiation, properties at high temperature] (5 hours 30 minutes)
  • Photovoltaic conversion [basics, fabrication, light trapping,…] (5 hours)
  • Advanced concepts [near-field TPV, thermophotonics,…] (3 hours 30 minutes)
  • Cross-disciplinary scientific issues [Life cycle analysis, multi-physics multi-scale modeling] (3 hours 30 minutes)

Confirmed instructors

  • P.-Olivier Chapuis, CETHIL, CNRS, France
  • Alejandro Datas, Instituto de Energia Solar, UPM, Spain
  • Amaury Delamarre, C2N, CNRS, France
  • Jérémie Drevillon, Insitut Pprime, Univ Poitiers, France
  • Olivier Farges, LEMTA, Univ Lorraine, France
  • Mathieu Francoeur, Univ Utah, USA
  • Yasmine Lalau, RAPSODEE, Mines Albi, France
  • Esther Lopez, Instituto de Energia Solar, UPM, Spain
  • Elyes Nefzaoui, ESYCOM, Univ Gustave Eiffel, France
  • Xavier PY, LTeN, Univ Nantes, France
  • Inès Revol, LAAS, CNRS, France
  • Rodolphe Vaillon, LAAS, CNRS, France
  • Alexis Vossier, PROMES, CNRS, France
  • In progress…

More information (important dates, registration fees,…) coming soon!

Contact : Rodolphe Vaillon, LAAS, CNRS, France