+ AMPERE – Electrical energy, Bioengineering, Systems

Presentation

logo_ampereThe scientific area covered by the laboratory includes Electrical Engineering, Automation and Environmental Microbiology. Research consists in managing and using energy rationally in systems in relation with their environment. It also includes understanding the physical phenomena involved and modelling them in view to designing systems that are complex by nature. In short, a broad approach to engineering.


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Ampere has one of the only teams in France working on the components of wide forbidden energy gaps (SiC, etc.), over a wide spectrum
. It designs, characterizes and models different components to respond to the needs of specific applications (high voltage and high temperature).

  • 66 teacher-researchers
  • 68 PhD students
  • 10 post-doctoral students
  • 18 engineers and technicians
  • 63 international publications /year
  • 89 conferences /year
  • 4 patents /year

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Contacts

École Centrale de Lyon
36, avenue Guy de Collongue 69134 Ecully cedex

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon
20, avenue Albert Einstein 69621 Villeurbanne cedex

Université Claude Bernard Lyon I
43, boulevard du 11 novembre 69622 Villeurbanne cedex

UMR 5005 Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique

Area(s) of search

Projects

ADAPTED KNOWHOW

The teams provide expertise in:

▪ Electrical engineering materials, Power electronics, High voltage, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic modelling, Electric energy storage systems;

▪ Automation, Control, Observation, Multidisciplinary modelling, Dimensioning, Optimisation, Diagnostics and operating safety, Mechatronics, Fluid Power, Medical robotics;

▪ Gene transfer and bacterial adaptation, Ecological engineering,

for needs in the sectors of aeronautics, road and rail transport, medical robotics, construction machines, ICTs, microsystems, industrial tools, uninterruptible power supplies, the environment.

 

TECHNICAL RESOURCES

Main facilities: 1MV surge voltage generator, Dspace test benches, Nicolet Odyssey transient recorder, OBIC measurement bench, CEM R&S 9 kHz – 7 GHz receiver, broadband antennae, 10 µHz 8 MHz impedance spectrometer, 500 A, 30 V charging cycle bench, climatic chambers, etc.

Simulation software: ADS, AMESim, Control/Motion Desk, Fluent, Flux 2D and 3D, Inca3D, Labview, Matlab/Simulink, Orcad, Portunus, SaberMS1, Sentaurus, Simplorer, SimulationX, Spice.

Platforms

  • power component characterisation (high voltage and temperature),
  • characterisation and reliability of energy storage systems,
  • 45 kW asynchronous machine fault diagnosis to simulate stator and rotor faults,
  • CEM: Anechoic Faraday Cage, CEM measurement system,
  • microbiology with an electromagnetic characterisation bench for biological cells, incubator, microscopes, etc.,
  • Fluid Power tests,
  • Shielded high voltage hall of 170 m² housing a 1MV (50 kJ) impulse generator (lightning and operation).

REPUTATION & DISTINCTIONS

Ampere’s researchers participate in many national and international projects.
• IDEX Supergrid, Institut Carnot Ingénierie@Lyon and the Labex IMUST, PRIMES and GANEX.
• FUI projects: BILBOQUET, DG2HT2, ELEXC, FERROCOTS, ISS POWER, OPENPROD, SEFORA, SICHT², TRACE, TREPS
• European projects: I-smart, Thor, Metaexplore, Misafe, Nora, Trainbiodiverse, Osiris, Powerswipe, Openprod, Modrio.

They regularly win prizes: FIEEC (D. Bergogne), IEEE (A. Béroual was appointed Fellow), Concordat GENELEC (H. Morel), International Conference on High Temperature Electronics (R. Robutel, F. Dubois), Association des amis de l’Université de Lyon (JF. Magniotte), and participate in or jointly organise conferences and seminars, and publish in the most prestigious scientific journals.


industrial PARTNERS

Ampère consolidates its links with Safran in the joint Integration of Power in Severe Environments laboratory and develops strong collaborations with Alstom, Areva, Biomerieux, EDF, IVECO/ IRISBUS, PSA Peugeot-Citroën, Renault, Sanofi Pasteur, Safran, Schneider Electric, Siemens, SNCF, ST Microelectronics, Nexans, Thales, VALEO, Volvo Trucks, and with intermediate and medium sized enterprises like ADENEO/ADETEL, SOMFY and small enterprises such as Optimex, France Paratonnerre, Libragen, etc.

academic PARTNERS

Ampere collaborates closely with a larger number of laboratories in France and in more than twenty other countries around the world (Brazil, Spain, USA, UK, etc.) notably in the Fluid Power network of excellence (wwwfpce.net), in the international consortium TERRAGENOME for soil metagenomics, the French-Brazilian IAL James Clerk Maxwell and the French-Spanish IAL WIDE-Lab.

 

 

An engineering adapted to the servicesof the stakes in our partners

CCI LYON, VIBRATECH, THALES, AREVA, VOLVO, RENAULT, MICHELIN, ANNEALSYS, HUTCHINSON, EDF R&D ENERBAT, riber, SKF, EDF, PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN, SAFRAN, LUTB Transport & mobility, ST MICROELECTRONICS, ...