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Pierre MICHEL

Mobility modeling and analysis research engineer
Pierre Michel obtained in 2015 a PhD from Université d’Orléans for his thesis work on Hybrid Electric Vehicle energy management. After a post-doc at Argonne National Laboratory on Connected and
Swumble™ concept
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SWUMBLE™ concept: high efficiency gasoline engine for future hybrid vehicles

IFPEN proposes an innovative combustion system based on Swumble™ approach and advanced engine control algorithms.
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Chaouki HABCHI

Researcher
HDR-Associated with the SMEMaG Doctoral School of CentraleSupelec at the University of Paris-Saclay
PhD from the University of Paris-VI obtained in 1990 in the field of Computational Fluid Mechanics. HDR (habilitation à diriger des recherches) from the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse
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Stéphane RAUX

Project manager / PhD in process engineering and advanced technologies
Stéphane Raux, graduated from the ESTACA engineering school and holder of a PhD in process engineering and advanced technologies from Sorbonne University-UPMC, works at IFP Energies nouvelles since
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Gilles Bruneaux

Head of department, PhD in Energetics,
Optical Diagnostics for Engine Combustion specialist
Engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Paris in 1992. PhD on combustion modeling in internal combustion engines at IFPEN/Ecole Centrale Paris, 1996. National accreditation to supervise research (HDR)
Décryptages
Issues and Foresight

Electric vehicles

All-electric vehicles operate with a battery and an electric motor. The large-capacity battery has to be recharged with the vehicle stationary at a charging station. Environmental benefits Challenges
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Connected and driverless vehicles

Connected vehicles, driverless vehicles, new mobility needs: a revolution is under way in the world of transport. These new smart transport methods explained. What is a connected vehicle? The
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Hybrid vehicles

The vehicle is equipped with a combined IC/electric powertrain system and two energy storage systems: a fuel tank and a battery. Energy use optimization Good environmental performances Technical and
Issues and Foresight
Issues and Foresight

Challenges in the transport sector

The transport sector faces a dual challenge: to meet the growing demand for mobility and reduce the environmental impact of journeys made. On top of this come new forms of mobility, such as car
Issues and Foresight
Issues and Foresight

Internal combustion engines

Since they were invented, cars have mainly operated with 4-stroke internal combustion engines. In Europe, these have either been gasoline (spark ignition) or diesel engines. Major technological