BIENVENUE SUR LE SITE DU CETHIL Centre d'Energétique et de Thermique de Lyon

The Centre for Energy and Thermal Sciences of Lyon (CETHIL) is a joint centre between the National Institute for Applied Sciences (INSA Lyon), the French National Scientific Research Centre (CNRS) and the University Claude-Bernard Lyon 1. About 130 collaborators work for the Centre. The applications of the investigations performed at CETHIL span over a wide range fields, including electronics, the nuclear energy sector, aerospace, the automotive industry, the design of buildings and renewable energies.

Key strengths and expertise

Research at CETHIL covers many topics linked to heat transfer and energy-related systems and devices. CETHIL is one of the key centers at the national and international levels where a so-large range of spatial and temperature scales are investigated: from the nanostructure to the building and urban area scales, from liquid helium or slurry ice up to combustion temperatures.

Topics under study can be classified according to the following categories:

  • Physics of heat transport phenomena

The goal is to understand, characterize, predict or control heat transfer phenomena and their coupling to other phenomena, at different spatial, time or temperatures scales. This encompasses in particular topics involving heat convection, heat conduction, thermal radiation or phase-change heat transfer.

  • Heat transfer in complex systems and devices, and their energy efficiency

Topics investigated deal in particular with building optimal energy design and devices such as refrigerators, thermal engines and combustion chambers, solar-related systems.

  • Processes driven by heat transfer

The impacts of heat transfer are assessed on various types of processes, in particular for polymer shaping and industry-related application.

 

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Research activities - 04/12/2018

European project Quantiheat coordinated by Séverine Gomes awarded a "Star of Europe" prize by the French Ministry of Research

Research activities - 04/12/2018

European project Quantiheat coordinated by Séverine Gomes awarded a "Star of Europe" prize by the French Ministry of Research

Coordinated by Séverine Gomès, CNRS research director at CETHIL, the QUANTIHEAT project is awarded with this trophy dedicated to the best European projects carried by French teams. QUANTIHEAT has brought together around twenty partners from nine European countries. The aim was to better understand and measure thermal ...

Education - 12/09/2018

Science Festival "Fête de la Science" 2018

Education - 12/09/2018

Science Festival "Fête de la Science" 2018

Let's celebrate the scientific spirit with joy and good humor together!

Research activities - 01/07/2018

June 2018: Christophe Lucchesi awarded at the National Days on Solar Energy

Research activities - 01/07/2018

June 2018: Christophe Lucchesi awarded at the National Days on Solar Energy

He shares the prize for the best scientific contribution by poster at the fifth edition of the JNES, which took place in Villeurbanne from June 27th to June 29th, 2018.

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