Research

The Management Committee chose to focus effort on research actions that are made possible only thanks the Labex. Meaning they increase the synergy between the members and they create benefit. Therefore, collaboration between the SOLSTICE members is reinforced.

RESEARCH DOMAINS AND ACTIONS

1. Efficient and low cost solar energy conversion processes

This strategic domain was developed in three main directions :

2. High temperature materials for energy conversion

A new research topic on selective materials was structured thanks to SOLSTICE in strong synergy with the SOCRATE Equipex. More generally, the Labex develops researches on high temperature materials to two main directions :

3. Solar fuels

The research priorities are :

4. Solar eco-technologies

Two topics are developed :

5. Optimization of solar systems

This research domain supports basic research on :

Research infrastructures

The following research infrastructures are used to develop the experimental work of the SOLSTICE Labex :

  • • The concentrating solar systems of the National research infrastructure FR-SOLARIS renewed and enriched thanks to Equipex SOCRATE
  • • The elaboration means of the EXTRA Equipex (ies.univ-montp2.fr/edr/nanomir/index.php/en/33-extra/63-equipex-extra)
  • • The equipments of IMT Mines d’Albi

PHD THESIS

Emmanuel GIUDICELLI

Concentrated PhotoVoltaic (CPV) Application.

Victor POZZOBON

Biomass gasification under high solar heat flux

Aurélie ROSSET

Synthesis and characterization of catalytic nanoparticles for solar photocatalysis applications

Kuo ZENG

Solar pyrolysis of biomass at laboratory scale


Julien CHARON

Evaluation of radiative properties with Monte Carlo method for the optimization of solar processes

Thomas FASQUELLE

Experimental and numerical study of a thermocline thermal storage integrated in a parabolic trough micro power plant

Lucile BARKA

Study of the survivability of space debris during their atmospheric re-entry phase (oxidation, ablation, emissivity)

Nicolas LOPEZ-FERBER

Development of a modular high temperature air/ceramic thermal energy storage process and development of a waste-based ceramic usable in such system

Rui LI

Solar pyrolysis of agricultural by-products and metal-polluted biomass

Alexandre VAUTHELIN

Fabrication and study of antimonide-based solar cells for high solar concentration applications

Antoine GROSJEAN

Study, modeling and optimization of functional surfaces for concentrated solar thermal collectors

Jean-Marc AVELLANEDA

Thermodynamic optimization of Solar Receivers in presence of Turbulence

Inma PEREZ-LOPEZ

Fluid flow and heat transfer in tubular particle fluidized bed receiver

Asaad KEILANY

Experimental and modeling study of a thermocline latent/sensible heat storage system integrated with a cylindrical-parabolic concentrated solar power plant

Johan COLAS

Coated metallic materials for solar receivers

Clément LACROIX

Solar-driven thermo-hydraulic process for reverse osmosis desalination

Léa PENAZZI

Optimization of high temperature porous exchangers with a parameterized reduced model by a Symbolic Monte-Carlo method in 3D complex geometry

Pierre-Henri DEFIEUX

Hybrid optical method for characterizing a heliostat field in a concentrated solar power plant.

POST-DOCT

Jean PUIG

Carbothermal reduction of metallic oxides using concentrated solar energy for the production of solid fuel

Omar BEHAR

Simulation of high temperature hybrid solar tower concentrating systems

Gezahegn DESALEGN

Coupling of Plasmonic nanostructure to (Magnetic) Semiconductors: Control of Optical Properties for energy efficiency

PUBLICATIONS

2014
2015
2016
2017