Research departments

The ENERGY Department

The ENERGY Department

Research in the ENERGY Department is focused on the conversion and management of energy. The department thus makes a major scientific and complementary contribution to the research conducted in FEMTO-ST’s six other departments, through a systemic energy approach whose goal is the efficient, competitive and environmentally friendly production of energy. The department counts 85 staff members.

The department’s research is supported by experimental and theoretical (modeling and simulations) approaches in connection with multiphysics energy systems (electric, thermal, mechanical, fluid), often through industrial and academic partnerships, both national and international. These studies are conducted by the department’s different teams, but also through interdisciplinary relationships with the institute’s other departments (industrial contracts, theses, national and international research programs).

The ENERGY Department also contributes to the FEMTO Engineering research center in the fields of electrical and thermal energy, and of fuel cell systems. It is also involved in national and international programs devoted to hydrogen energy and fuel cell systems, cogeneration, hybrid electric systems, hybrid electric vehicles, heat pumps, thermal and optic instrumentation in fluids and energy systems.

Research teams

The department is organized into 2 teams, working in the following focus areas :

› SHARPAC : Systèmes électriques Hybrides, ActionneuRs électriques, systèmes Piles A Combustible
- Static converters
- Fuel cell systems
- PHIL – Power Hardware in the Loop
- Control and Management of Energy
- Electric actuators
- Micro-grids

THERMIE (Thermal Science) : THermique Ecoulements instRuMentatIon et Énergie
- Metrology and Instrumentation in Fluidics and Thermal Science
- Thermal Science in energy systems
- Heat engines
- Complex flows

Contact and location

The ENERGY Department is located at two different sites in Belfort.

Office :
Tél : ( 33 3) 84 57 82 00 - Fax : ( 33 3) 84 57 00 32
E-mail :

Addresses :
Département Energie - Parc Technologique
2 Av. Jean Moulin, Rue des entrepreneurs

Département Energie - Techn'Hom
13 rue Thierry Mieg
90010 BELFORT Cedex

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