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Research Groups

Micro and Nano Scale Heat Transfer

  • Prediction of the thermal conductivity of nanostructures and nanostructured materials
  • Scanning thermal microscopy
  • Near-field radiative transfer

Phase change heat transfer and application to thermal systems

  • Phase change heat transfer
  • Boiling
  • Heat pipes
  • Refrigerating systems
  • Ice slurries, CO2
  • Unsteady state

Thermophysical and Radiative Properties

  • Thermal conductivity
  • Radiative properties
  • Microstructured and nanostructured media
  • Flames
  • Optimal design
  • Infrared and visible spectrometry
  • Crystallization
  • Polymer processing

Heat Transfer in fluids

  • Natural and forced convection
  • Instabilities and turbulence
  • Coupled transfers
  • Flows in heterogeneous media
  • Combustion and heat transfer
  • Optical diagnostics

Solar Energy Systems

  • Photovoltaic
  • Photovoltaic/Thermal solar collectors
  • Double skin facades
  • Multi-energy production
  • Energy integration
  • Thermal energy storage

Thermo-Aeraulics in Buildings

  • Thermo-aeraulic behaviour of buildings and associated systems
  • Hygric transfers
  • Coupled transfers in envelope and systems
  • Thermal comfort
  • Bioclimatic architecture
  • Modeling: from CFD to global models
  • State models reduction