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Fabrice Foucher

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Research Fields:
Combustion, Engines, Hydrogen and zero-CO2 fuels, eFuels, Optical diagnostics.

Position held

  • Since 2013 : Professor in the Mechanical Technology Department / Researcher at the PRISME Laboratory, University of Orléans.
  • 2011 - 2021 : Head of the Energy, Combustion and Engine group (37 researchers, PhD students, Postdocs and technicians), PRISME laboratory
  • 2003 - 2013 : Associate professor in the Mechanical Technology Department / Researcher at the PRISME Laboratory, University of Orléans.
  • 2002 - 2003 : Assistant professor in the Mechanical Technology Department at the University of Orleans.
  • 2001 - 2002 : Assistant professor at the Engineering School, Polytech’Orléans, University of Orleans.
  • 2002 : Phd Thesis, University of Orléans, Mechanical Energetics speciality (Congratulations of the Jury) « Experimental study of the flame wall interaction : Spark Ignition application ».

 


Administrative Activies 

  • Since 2021 : responsable de la licence professionnelle "Conception, Optimisation, Essais des Systèmes de Motorisation et Automobile (COESMA)
  • 2021 - 2022 : participation au groupe de travail auto-évaluation HCERES volet "Politique de la Recherche"
  • Since 2021 : Member of the Expert Community  of the SIA (Société des Ingénieurs Automobile), Powertrain technologies
  • Since 2020 : membre du Copil HSR4R de l'Université d'Orléans
  • Since 2019 : Member of the scientific committee of the FiTE Federation (PRISME, ICARE, GREMI)
  • 2017-2020 : Management of WG3 Working conditions and social security of the "Human Resources Strategy For Researchers" (HRS4R) project for the University of Orléans
  • Head of the Join lab Openlab Energetic (since 2010) including the technical platform ExplO Energetics (since 2019) between PSA group and the University of Orléans
  • 2014-2019 : Elected of the IUT of Orleans 's Council
  • 2011-2021: Head of the Energy, Combustion and Engine group, PRISME laboratory (22 researchers, engineers and technicians, 16 PhD students and postdocs)
  • 2011-2021: Member of the scientific committee   of the PRISME laboratory
  • Since 2012: Member of the scientific committee  of the Labex CAPRYSSES (Cinétique chimique et Aérothermodynamique pour des Propulsions et des Systèmes Energétiques Propres et Sûrs)
  • 2010-2018 : Member of the scientific committee of the EPEE Federation (PRISME, ICARE, GREMI)
  • 2010 - 2012: director of the Bachelor « Mechanic » : “Design of Automotive Systems Controls and Tests”, University of Orléans
  • 2006-2008 : Elected to the Scientific Council of the University of Orleans. 
  • 2006-2011: Directeur des études Master “Fluid, Energetic and Atmosphere”  Université d'Orléans
  • 2006-2014: Member of the French Section of the Combustion Institute and 2011 vice-secretary of the board (2011-2014)

Scientific Animations

  • 2022 – 2023: ADEME NICE-H2, Scientific manager for PRISME (New Internal Combustion Engine – H2), (BorgWarner, John Deere, Duncha, Caillau, PRISME)
  • 2022-2023: Scientific manager for PRISME of the "Plan de relance – mesure de préservation de l'emploi de R&D" with:
    • Borg Warner, "HyCE" project (Hydrogen internal Combustion Engine), 2 enginners
    • Renault Trucks, "ExPH2" project (EXploration Poids-lourd à l’Hydrogène), 1 engineer
    • Very One, "VOSA" project (Very One Specific Additives), 1 engineer
    • Pipo Moteurs, "Clean H2", 1 engineer
  • 2021 – 2025: ANR SPEEDYH, Scientific manager for PRISME (Using hydrogen as a decarbonated energy for propulsion applications), (ICARE, PRISME, CORIA)
  • 2020 – 2025: ANR ALEKCIA, Scientific manager for PRISME (Augmented prediction and analysis of massive data for the identification of key parameters controlling internal aerodynamics), (IFPen, PPRIME, PRISME)
  • Laureate of the 2018’s “Jeunes Talents France-Chine”, funding from the French Ambassade  in Beijing to develop collaboration between French and China Universities
  • Invited researcher at SANDIA National Laboratory, USA, 2017-2018
  • 2016-2021: ANR CICCO ANR, Manager (Compression Ignition Combustion Controlled by Ozone) of the ANR Défi 6  (PRISME, GREMI, PSA, IFPEN)
  • 2016-2020 : ANR MACDIL participation (Moteur Allumage Commandé fortement Dilués) of the ANR Défi 6 (IFPEN, PRISME, ENTSA Paris-Tech, PSA, Renault)
  • 2015-2019 : ANR ECN France, Participation (Vers des moteurs propres et efficaces: contribution de la FRANCE au réseau ECN – ECN FRANCE) (IFPEN, PRISME, PPRIME, CORIA) 
  • Head of the Campus France projet STAR (France - Corée du Sud, KAIST) 2015-2016
  • 2014-2015 : APR IA SubPPM , Scientific manager for PRISME (Suies issues de Biocarburants : Production et Propriétés en vue de leur Minimisation », (ICARE, PRISME, GREMI).
  • Invited Professor at KAIST (Korea) 2012-2013 (Erasmus Mundus BEAM Mobility Program)
  • 2013-2016: ANR MACDOC, Manager (Downsized Spark Ignition Engine with Controlled Oxygen Rate) of the ANR TDM (PRISME, ICARE, IFP EN, PSA, Polymem)
  • 2013-2016: ANR ASTRIDE, Participation (Aerodynamics and Sprays during TRansients of Gasoline Direct Injection Engines), ANR TDM 2012 (IFPEN, PRISME, CEHTIL, Continental, Renault, PSA)
  • 2012-2014 : ANR DEVACOL, Participation (Diagnostics de l'évaporation de combustible liquide), ANR ASTRID (CORIA, PRISME, ICARE, LEMTA, ONERA)
  • 2011 – 2014: ANR ICAMDAC, Scientific manager for PRISME (Instabilities and Abnormal Combustion in Downsized Spark Ignition Engine), (IFP EN, PSA, Renault, IMFT, PRISME)
  • 2011-2016: Participation of the l’ERC Advanced Grant « 2G-CSafe » (Combustion of Sustainable Alternative Fuels for Engines used in aeronautics and automotives) (Head : Philippe Dagaut, ICARE)
  • Reviewer for Combustion and Flame, Combustion Science and Technology, Experiments in Fluid, Fuel, Energy and Fuels, SAE, International Symposium on Combustion, Energy, Energy and Fuel,  Renewables Energies, …

 


Scientific Valorisation

  • 18 PhD Students supervision and 6 currently 
  • More than 125 articles in peer review journal (Scopus h-factor 30)
  • More than 100 conferences
  • more than 25 invited conferences
  • more than 25 industrials contrats (funding > 3.5M€)
  • 8 ANR, 4 Plans de relance mesure de préservation de l'emploi R&D, 3 ADEME , 2 APR IA, 1 EU, 2 international mobility projects (funding > 4.5 M€)

 


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