The Energy Pole

Energy – components, conversion and systems

29 Researchers / Teacher-researchers, 4 engineers and technicians

Electrical power systems must meet an increasing demand for integration to satisfy the constraints demanded of equipment whether in the field of land, air or space transportation, in the field of power generation and distribution, in isolated networks or in industrial processes. The increase in the level of integration physically brings the elements closer together and reinforces the complexity of the system's behavior through new couplings and interactions.
The "Energy" department aims to design, model, control and optimize electrical and electronic energy systems in order to broaden the fields of use of these systems (more electric aircraft, carbon-free vehicles, smart-grids, biomedical applications, etc.) by meeting the challenges arising from the constraints on applications. 

Among these, we can retain mainly:

  • Improving energy efficiency and performance (in particular through system design and control),
  • Integration (compactness, miniaturization, ...),
  • Mass reduction,
  • Cost reduction,
  • Improving reliability (diagnosis, detection, protection, ...).


5 major topics are addressed by research groups:  

  • Actuation
  • Power Electronics
  • Transmission and Distribution Electricity Networks
  • Electrostatic, Electrical discharges, Arcs, Plasma Processes
  • Non-Contact Energy Transfer and Recovery


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