Scientific Research in ECINE

Within the Renewable Energy and Advanced Materials Laboratory (LERMA), research activities extend to several key areas such as energy, materials, digital modeling and mobility. This laboratory stands out for its diversified applications, encompassing sectors such as automotive and aviation (with a focus on material lightweighting and electro-mobility), renewable energies (notably energy storage and photovoltaics), the building sector (in particular building thermal), as well as bio-mechanics applied to the human body.
  1. Automotive and Aviation: Research in these areas focuses on material lightweighting and electro-mobility, crucial for enhancing fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Innovations in lightweight materials not only contribute to better performance but also promote sustainability in these industries.
  2. Renewable Energies: LERMA is actively engaged in advancing technologies for energy storage and photovoltaic systems. Research in these areas is pivotal as it supports the development of more efficient and cost-effective solutions to harness, store, and utilize solar energy, addressing one of the most promising avenues for sustainable energy production.
  3. Building Sector: Special attention is given to building thermal management, exploring advanced materials and designs to improve energy efficiency in buildings. This research is significant for developing new methods to reduce energy consumption and enhance the environmental sustainability of building projects.
  4. Bio-mechanics Applied to the Human Body: This interdisciplinary research area combines principles of mechanics with human biology to improve our understanding of human body responses to various forces, aiding in the development of better prosthetics, injury prevention strategies, and ergonomic solutions.

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In addition to these areas, some researchers at ECINE are affiliated with TicLab, where the focus shifts to cutting-edge fields like artificial intelligence, numerical analysis, and the Internet of Things (IoT). These studies leverage AI and IoT technologies to enhance the capabilities of renewable energy systems and materials research, from improving predictive analytics to optimizing device and material performance in real-world conditions.
LERMA's commitment to bridging diverse scientific disciplines and its collaboration with TicLab exemplify ECINE’s proactive approach to addressing complex, multidimensional challenges in renewable energy and advanced materials. This synergy not only enhances the academic environment but also contributes to the practical advancements in these critical fields, aligning with ECINE's mission to be at the forefront of technological innovation and education in energy engineering.