Sub-Programme 3: Multiscale, multiphysics modeling

Coordinators : David Lacroix (UL, France) & Tom Anderson (VTT, Finland)

Low carbon energy transition implies development of new technologies that relies on new concepts, new materials and new processes. In this context, innovation is driven by research where modelling and numerical simulations are very important tools.

The objectives of the AMPEA “Sub-programme 2” are in line with this issue. We aim to coordinate efforts, within AMPEA and beyond, to identify and address current challenges and forthcoming trends in multiscale modelling and simulation of materials and processes for energy transition. This effort is critically important in advancing the materials, processes and devices for energy applications:

  • Firstly, innovative energy materials are often complex structures or “high technology” products, which cannot be described by basic models or calculations. In this frame ab-initio and molecular simulations are now often used;
  • Secondly, the elaboration and application of such structures are very much dependent on conditions of processing and utilisation. Such issues require experimentation and numerical simulation to investigate properties of interest;
  • Thirdly, the integration of such materials in devices is intricate and thus requires careful design and optimisation. To tackle these problems in-operando multi-physics modelling are mandatory.

All of these issues encompass multiscale spatial and temporal dimensions of tens of magnitudes, where cross-disciplinary work is a necessity.

Contact Sub-Programme Coordinators:

Dr. David Lacroix (Université de Lorraine, France)

Dr. Tom Anderson (VTT, Finland)


David Lacroix Coordinator
Université Lorraine