Multiscale Modeling of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage
Multiscale Modeling of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

Welcome to Prof. Alejandro A. Franco's research activities website !

(New website with new design will be published soon)

Electrochemical devices for energy storage and conversion, such as batteries and fuel cells, are called to play a key role in the development of sustainable energetic networks worldwide. These clean electric power devices offer a large spectrum of applications such as in portable electronics, transportation and stationary. Development of stable and inexpensive materials and components is the most important technological challenge that nowadays battery and fuel cell developers are facing. Deep insight based on physical modeling of the materials behaviour and aging will advise us how these components with optimal specifications could be made and how they can be integrated into operating devices.

This website regularly reports Prof. Franco's ongoing research efforts on developing multiscale and multiphysics models to generate a deeper understanding of the electrochemical, transport, mechanical and thermal processes inside electrochemical power generators. In particular, regular development updates of the numerical simulation package MS LIBER-T, the new hobbyhorse of his scientific activities, are reported and technical information is provided. Furthermore, Prof. Franco's publications, presentations, courses and tutorials are available for download. Finally, the section called "MISCELLANEOUS" is devoted to estimulate the curiosity and interest of students in the wonderful field of the physico-chemistry.  


Enjoy ! 

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco with his research team (April, 2019). Left to right: Benjamin Beye (France), Garima Shukla (India), Vigneshwaran Thangavel (India), Zeliang Su (China), Mehdi Chouchane (France), Ricardo Pinto Cunha (Portugal/France), Dr. Alain Ngandjong (Cameroon), Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (Argentina/Italy), Teo Lombardo (Italy), Dr. Alexis Rucci (Argentina), Dr. Emiliano Primo (Argentina), Abbos Sodiyev (Uzbekistan), Dr. Amangeldi Torayev (Turkmenistan), Hassna El-Bousiydy (Morocco).

Prof. A.A. Franco and the MESC Class 14 and CD MAT Masters students after his final lecture "Fuel Cells & Beyond 2018" (December 6, 2018).


Alejandro A. Franco,

Full Professor & 

Junior Member of the 

Institut Universitaire de France



Phone number:

+33 3 22 82 53 36


Institut Universitaire de France




Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides (LRCS)

Université de Picardie Jules Verne - UMR CNRS 7314

HUB de l'Energie, Rue Baudelocque, 80039 Amiens, France




Réseau sur le Stockage Electrochimique de l'Energie (RS2E)

FR CNRS 3459





ALISTORE-ERI, European Research Institute

FR CNRS 3104



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