Research news 2020

  • 1st FLOAWER event
    March 9, 2020
    On March 3 and 4, Centrale Nantes hosted the first FLOAWER event. Gathering around 40 people, it was the perfect opportunity to meet all the different partners of the project.
  • Arrival of Daniel Hatfield, ESR3 at DTU
    April 1, 2020
    Daniel Hatfield is the first ESR who started his PhD work within our project.Since the beginning of April he's dedicating his time and work around "Offshore wind resource at deep sea applying satellite data and numerical modelling" in DTU, Denmark.
  • FLOAWER 2nd Call for Applicants
    April 22, 2020 - August 31, 2020
    FLOAWER opens a 2nd call for Applicants and is looking for 1 PhD student. The ESR position (ESR2) is located at University of Stuttgart.
  • Arrival of Craig White, ESR13 at WavEC
    May 1, 2020
    Craig White, second ESR to start his PhD, embarked in the FLOAWER project in May. He's dedicating his time and work around "System design to minimize the LCOE of Floating Offshore Wind" at WavEC, Portugal.
  • Research collaboration between the LHEEA (Centrale Nantes/CNRS), CRITTM2A and Gamma Technologies
    May 6, 2020
    The CRITT M2A Electrical Test Centre started work on the PEGAS²E (Energy Performance, Management and Autonomy of Electrical Storage Systems) four-year research programme on October 1st 2019.
  • Call for joint Indo-Portuguese projects and research
    May 8, 2020 - June 30, 2020
    In the spirit of promoting international cooperation in the fight against coronavirus, the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) have launched together this call to fund joint research between India and Portugal.
  • ESR 5 position still open at Centrale Nantes
    May 20, 2020 - July 1, 2020
    Following the announcement of the 2nd call for applicants, Centrale Nantes opens the ESR5 position for application, until the 1st of July.
  • Are renewable energies the solution? A web conference by Centrale Nantes
    June 2, 2020
    Given Centrale Nantes' dual vocation of training and research, the school strives to disseminate knowledge as widely as possible. Aurélien Babarit, research engineer at LHEEA* and specialist in Marine Renewable Energy, talks online about one of Centrale Nantes' 3 strategic themes: energy transition.
  • Testing back on track in the LHEEA wind tunnels!
    June 9, 2020
    An update on wind tunnel testing in the LHEEA.
  • The engine test benches are back in gear
    June 12, 2020
    Like the other test facilities at Centrale Nantes, the engine test benches had to put their testing on hold in March 2020.
  • ESR6 position open at UCC
    July 1, 2020
    The University College Cork, Ireland, is opening its ESR6 position to applications. Apply until July 31 to join our project.
  • EDYCEM and Centrale Nantes renew their research chair - on sustainable concrete
    July 1, 2020
    The work of the Research Chair II renewed by EDYCEM and Centrale Nantes focuses on materials capable of meeting the challenges of the city of tomorrow, in particular by reducing the impact of new buildings on the environment and by taking into account all of the emissions over their life cycle, from the time of their construction.
  • Arrival of Wessel van der Dejil, ESR11 at CNRS-LEGI
    September 7, 2020
    Wessel, ESR of CNRS-LEGI, embarked in the FLOAWER project in September. He's dedicating his time and work around "Ability of vertical axis wind turbines to be a competitive alternative to horizontal axis wind turbines for floating offshore applications" for the next 36 months.
  • Rogue waves form from random waves - tests in the towing tank
    September 15, 2020
    Rogue waves are very powerful ocean waves, which can form on both calm and rough seas. This sudden and unpredictable phenomenon may be rare, but it needs to be studied. It has recently been the subject of joint collaboration between researchers from Centrale Nantes - via the LHEEA - the CNRS and the universities of Paris and Lille. Tests in wave tanks have shown that a set of random waves can also provoke the formation of rogue waves, thus providing better understanding.
  • Accreditation to supervise research: Guillaume Ducrozet
    September 28, 2020
    Guillaume Ducrozet, Lecturer at Centrale Nantes in the LHEEA, will present his defense for his accreditation to supervise research (HDR) on Monday 28 September 2020.
  • Jie Yang receives the Centrale Innovation 2020 Thesis Prize
    November 1, 2020
    Jie YANG completed his PhD at the GeM Institute and defended his thesis at Centrale Nantes on 8 July 2019. He was awarded the Centrale Innovation 2020 thesis prize in November 2020.
  • TEDx replay: Centrale Nantes professor Ioannis Stefanou
    November 13, 2020
    Ioannis Stefanou, Professor and researcher at Centrale Nantes, took to the stage at TEDxRennes presenting his answer to the question: "Is it possible to control and prevent an earthquake, and if so, how?"
  • An application to measure concrete wall cladding quality
    December 18, 2020
    In 2020, Edycem and Centrale Nantes renewed their research chair on the development of sustainable concrete, headed up by Professor Ahmed Loukili at Centrale Nantes. Today, this collaboration has resulted in the first application on the market to assess the quality of concrete wall cladding.
Published on May 25, 2022 Updated on April 19, 2024