François Badin was a researcher at the Transports and Environment Lab. (LTE) of the INRETS for 22 years, he was senior researcher, in charge of electric and hybrid vehicle activities. F. Badin joined IFP Energy nouvelles in 2008 as an Expert Director in the field of hybrid and electric vehicle activities.
François Badin has a Scientific Doctorate in Environmental Engineering from the University of Chambéry, France and a five-year Engineering Degree in thermo-dynamic processes from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) in Lyon, France.
François Badin participates in various French and international committees:
o Member of the Evaluation Panel of the French Nat. Research Agency (ANR), Sustainable Transports and Mobility research program;
o Member of the Board of Directors of the French Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (AVERE France);
o Member of the IEA Task Force on HEVs and Plug- In Hybrid Vehicles, Annex 15 (2000 â€“ 2007) and Task 25, (2008-2015) as a representative for France;
o Advisor for the French Automotive cluster Mov’eo in the field of Innovative Storage Systems;
o Advisor for the French VeDeCoM Institute in the field of Hybrid Vehicles;
o Member of the Scientific Committee of the La Rochelle Engineering School (EIGSI);
François Badin is in charge of various education program lectures in the field of innovative vehicles (Ecole des Mines de Paris, Centrale-ENS-Supelec Paris, EIGSI La Rochelle, IFP School Rueil Malmaison).
François Badin has supervised or co-directed more than 15 doctorates and post doctorate fellows, he has been member of more than 25 thesis juries.
Area of research and expertise
François Badin’s research is in the field of electric and hybrid vehicles and systems, and concerns technical and environmental evaluations. His area of expertise ranges from a theoretical approach with systems simulation and optimization to applied activities with bench tests and on-road experimentations. This expertise includes light duty vehicle cases, urban buses, delivery vans and trucks. François Badin has been in charge of various experimental research programs carried out on road, chassis dynamometers, engine test benches and battery test benches. These programs involved collaborations with car and heavy duty vehicle manufacturers, OEM, SMEs and research Labs in France and worldwide.
François Badin’s expertise covers both the systems and the specific components such as i.c. engines, electric drivetrains together with energy storages and on-board energy management. François Badin has also been involved in life cycle analysis applied to vehicles and to various energy pathways such as hydrocarbon, electricity or hydrogen.
François Badin’s expertise is based on more than 27 years of involvement in project set-up and management with INRETS and IFPEN together with project evaluation in the frame of various national or international evaluation panels.
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