International Research Network on Renewable Energy

2017- 2020
Dr. Alain Dollet

Dr Subodh Mhaisalkar



PREDIS – Distribution Network Demonstrator at G2Elab (Copyright G2Elab)

4th meeting & Fall School of SINERGIE : “Sustainable & resilient cities: energy considerations”

 5-8 Nov 2019, Singapore


The IRN “SINERGIE” for French-SINgaporean network on renewable enERGIEs is a joint CNRS-NTU initiative that is the follow-up of an international workshop on Renewable Energy which was held in Singapore in early February 2015. From 2016 to 2019, the network involved 25 laboratories from 27 institutions in France, and the Nanyang Technological University and ENGIE-Lab in Singapore. In 2020, 4 additional laboratories from 3 French institutions joined the network. SINERGIE should be renewed for 4 years in 2021.

Missions and research themes

The network aims at:

  • coordinating the organisation of conferences, lectures, seminars, symposiums, study days, theme-based workshops or any other type of meeting dealing with the scientific theme of the network;
  • facilitating and encouraging exchange of information and documentation on the scientific theme;
  • identifying common research projects relating to the scientific theme;
  • coordinating replies to invitations to tender for supporting research and technological development;
  • encouraging permanent training initiatives and promote pedagogical operations.


The scientific project adresses five topics. Each topic is co-leaded by 1 French and 1 Singaporean researcher, and organized in several subtopics.

Topic 1. Smart Grids and Power systems

Coordinators: Nouredine HadjSaid (G2Elab, Grenoble INP) Prof. Choo Fook Hoong (ERI@N/NTU)

Subtopic 1: Microgrids and Renewable Energies integration
Subtopic 2: Electromobility and challenges for the power systems
Subtopic 3: Peer to peer Energy and Cyber-physical modelling

Topic 2. Energy storage

Coordinators: Madhavi Srinivasan (ERI@N/NTU) Mathieu Morcrette (LRCS/CNRS)

Subtopic 1: Electrochemical Energy storage
Subtopic 2: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Cells (SOFC/SOEC) and
Subtopic 3: Thermal Energy Storage

Topic 3. Wind and Marine Energies

Coordinators: Pierre Ferrant (LHEEA, Ecole Centrale Nantes) Narasimalu Srikanth (ERI@N/NTU)

Subtopic 1: Tidal Energy
Subtopic 2: Wind Energy

Topic 4: Photovoltaics

Coordinators: Péré Roca i Cabarrocas (LPICM/CNRS) Nripan Mathews (ERI@N/NTU)

Subtopic 1: Tandem solar cells
Subtopic 2: Fundamental recombination at bulk and interfaces
Subtopic 3: Perovskite quantum dots: New synthesis and theoretical approaches

Topic 5: Green/Smart Buildings

Coordinators: Christophe Ménézo (LOCIE/Université Savoie-MB) Yann Grynberg (ERI@N/NTU)

Subtopic 1: Building Integrated Energy systems
Subtopic 2: Indoor Air Quality and Comfort
Subtopic 3: Building Management System and Energy performance Evaluation

    institutions and laboratories involved

    French institutions


    • CNRS – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    • CEA – Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
    • CentraleSupélec
    • École centrale de Lyon
    • École centrale de Nantes,
    • Institut national polytechnique de Grenoble,
    • Institut national des sciences appliquées de Lyon
    • Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
    • Université de Corse Pascal Paoli,
    • Université Grenoble Alpes
    • Université Paris-Sud
    • Université Pierre et Marie Curie
    • Université de Picardie Jules Verne
    • Université de Nantes
    • Collège de France
    • Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et Microtechnique
    • Université de Franche-Comté
    • Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard
    • Ecole Polytechnique
    • Chimie-ParisTech
    • Université de Nantes
    • Université de La Rochelle
    • Université de Savoie Mont-Blanc
    • Université Technologique de Compiègne
    • Université des Sciences et Techniques de Lille
    • Ecole centrale de Lille
    • Université d’Artois
    • Université de Paris-Est Créteil Val-De-Marne
    • Université Gustave Eiffel
    • École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées

    French laboratories

    PROMES (UPR 8521), G2ELab (UMR 5269), GIPSA-Lab (UMR 5216), SIMAP (UMR 5266), LEGI (UMR 5519), GeePs (UMR 8507), AMPERE (UMR 5005), NIMBE (UMR 3685), LHEEA (UMR 6598), SPE (UMR 6134), INAC (CEA), L2S (UMR 8506), CETHIL (UMR 5008), LRCS (UMR 7314), IMN (UMR 6502), LCMCP (UMR 7574), FEMTO-ST (UMR 6174), LPICM (UMR 7647), IRDEP (UMR 7174, now UMR IPVF 9006), LOCIE (UMR 5271), LASIE (UMR 7356), LEC (EA1006), CINTRA (UMI), LAAS (UPR 8001), UCCS (UMR 8181), MSME (UMR 8208), ESYCOM (UMR 9007), LIGM (UMR 8049), COSYS department (Univ. G. Eiffel)

    Singaporean institution

    • NTU – Nanyang Technological University

    Industrial partner

    • ENGIE Lab – Singapore

    Network coordinators

    • France : Dr. Alain Dollet, Director of PROMES laboratory, CNRS

    • Singapore : Prof. Subodh Mhaisalkar, Executive Director of ERI@N, Nanyang Technological University (with support of Prof. Claude Guet NTU)