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Dr. Christophe Turpin


Dr. Christophe Turpin received the electrical engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electrotechnique, d’Electronique, d’Informatique, d’Hydraulique et des Télécommunications (ENSEEIHT), Toulouse, France, in 1997 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT), Toulouse, France, in 2001. From November 2001 to November 2002, he was Postdoctoral Researcher at Schneider Electric, working on power electronics for fuel-cell systems. Since November 2002, he has been a Full-Time Researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), assigned in LAPLACE (Laboratory on Plasma and Conversion of Energy, Toulouse), formerly LEEI (Laboratory of Electrical Engineering and Industrial Electronics) up to January 2007.
Within LAPLACE, he is the leader of activities on hydrogen technologies (fuel cells and electrolyzers) involving more than 10 permanent researchers. His own research activities include the modeling and the characterization of fuel cells and electrolyzers, the diagnosis of their state of health, the study of their ageing and their optimized implementation within energy systems. The main aimed fields are aeronautical applications and the valorization of renewables energies (particularly the micro-smart grids including a H2/02 battery). At the national scale, he is co-animator with Daniel Hissel (FCLAB, Belfort) of the part dedicated to systems of the GDR HYSPAC (Hydrogen, Systems and Fuel cells), the network of the French H2 community.
He is the General Chairman of this 6th session of FDFC 2015.


Prof. Dr. Yann Bultel


Prof. Dr. Yann Bultel, electrochemical engineer, graduated from Grenoble Institute of Technology in 1997. He worked for Grenoble Institute of Technology since 1998 in the Laboratory of Electrochemistry and Physicochemistry of Materials and Interfaces (LEPMI). Since 2007, he became Professor and responsible for the electrochemical engineering team. He worked in Sweden (Laboratory of Applied Electrochemistry - KTH) and in Germany at the European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) as a visiting scientist an half years. Now he has published more than 80 papers. He was also the chairperson of the 4th edition of the Fundamentals and Development of Fuel Cells conference in 2011, held in Grenoble with foreign participants about 250 from 10 different countries. He was also organizer Symposium “Physical Modeling and Simulation of Electrochemical Processes” in the 61st Annual ISE Meeting, Nice (2010) and the 63rd Annual ISE Meeting, Prague (2012). In recent year he focused on fuel cell modeling, namely, the investigation of the SOFC working under direct internal reforming and gradual internal reforming and Fuel Cell diagnosis.

Prof. Dr. Daniel Hissel


Prof. Dr. Daniel Hissel obtained an electrical engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs Electriciens de Grenoble in 1994. He continued his studies in the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse and obtained his PhD in 1998. From 1999 to 2000, he worked for ALSTOM Transport in Tarbes (France) where he was a system engineer on electrical and fuel cell bus projects. From 2000 to 2006, he has been an Associate Professor at the University of Technology Belfort. From 2006 to 2008, he has been a Full Professor at the University of Franche-Comté and Head of the “Fuel Cell Systems” Research Team of the Laboratory of Electrical Engineering and Systems. In 2008, he joined the FEMTO-ST (CNRS) Institute and became Head of the “Energy systems modelling” research team. Since 2012, he is the Head of the “Hybrid & Fuel Cell Systems” research team in the same Institute and also currently the Director of the FCLAB (Fuel Cell Lab) Research Federation (CNRS), devoted to Fuel Cell Systems Research and Technology.

His main research activities are concerning fuel cell systems dedicated to automotive and stationary applications, modelling, non linear control and energy optimisation of these systems and fuel cell system diagnosis. He is the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and Associate Editor of ASME Fuel Cell Science and Technology. He is also the President of the IEEE VTS French Chapter and a member of the advisory board of the MEGEVH network, the French national network on EV and HEV. He has published more than 270 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals and/or international conferences.


Dr. Nadia Yousfi Steiner

Dr. Nadia Yousfi Steiner received a Mathematical Degree from the University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg and 2 master degrees in Fluidics and Energetics from the University of Franche-Comté in 2006. She prepared and obtained her PhD in Engineering Science in collaboration between the University of Franche Comté and the European Institute for Energy Research.
From 2009 to 2014, Nadia Yousfi Steiner was R&D Project Manager at the European Institute for Energy Research, EIFER in charge of collaborative projects on Fuel Cells. Her main research activity is linked to Fuel Cells and Hydrogen, system characterization for lifetime improvement, using mathematical tools for diagnostics and pronostics. Since 2007, she’s teaching at the UFR STGI, University of Franche Comté and co-authored several scientific papers and patents.
She was the leader of the organization of FDFC2013 in Karlsruhe (Germany). She is currently Assistant Professor in the framework of the Lab of Excellence ACTION/FEMTO-ST within the Energy Dpt in Belfort (FRANCE).