Electricity & Mobility: 25 years’ research activities at UTC-LEC, Nov. 7, 2017

This one-day conference will, firstly, provide the opportunity to review 25 years’ research activities conducted by the UTC-LEC Laboratory on “electricity as a vector” and, more importantly, will focus and project our aims over the coming decade in terms of scientific and technological issues and challenges that would enable (when solved) a major contribution for an even larger introduction of (and accessibility to) cleaner and economical electric vehicles.

Morning programme :

  • 9 am: Registration of attendees
  • 9:30 am: Opening address to the Conference by Prof. Philippe Courtier, President and Vice-Chancellor UTC
  • 9:45 am: "25 years’ research into, electric propulsion mobility at UTC-LEC" by Guy Friedrich, Director UTC-LE
  • 10:15 am: " Li-ion batteries for vehicles: trends and hurdles" by Prof. Jean-Marie Tarascon, Collège de France
  • 10 :45 am : Short break and refreshments
  • 11 am: "Current status and future prospects for vehicle electrification” (in French) » by François Badin, Scientific Director at the Institut français du Pétrole et des énergies nouvelles (IFPEN)
  • 11:30 am: "48 V vehicle electrification” (in French) by Sophie Personnaz, Director R&D, VALEO (Electric Systems) electro-technical research
  • 12 noon: Luncheon and exchanges among attendees.

Afternoon programme:

  • 2 pm: Round Table and debate on the scientific and technological hurdles that prevent the massive introduction of all-electric vehicles. The Round Table will comprise a panel of 6 industrial and academic experts, plus the Moderator.
  • 15:30 pm: break and refreshments.
  • 4 pm: visits to UTC-LEC research equipment and test rigs
  • 5:30 pm: closing ceremony.

Registration for the event at

Admission prices

  • 90€ inclusive of lunch and refreshments for visitors registered up to Oct.15, 2017
  • 110€ if registered later than Oct.15, 2017
  • 35€ for stand-up buffet

Admission is free for UTC students.