IEA MARGEN

IEA MARGEN

French-Australian International Emerging Action in Biology

IEA MARGEN
2021 – 2022
Contact:

Stephano TIOZZO
stefano.tiozzo(at)obs-vlfr.fr

Introduction

The IEA MARGEN (Plastic evolution of asexual reproduction and coloniality in benthic marine animals. Ascidians as a case study.)

Missions and research themes

Missions and research themes

institutions and laboratories involved

France

  • UMR7009  Laboratoire de Biologie du développement de Villefranche-sur-Mer

Australia

  • Prof. Sandie Degnan, University of Queensland, Brisbane. 

IRN FALCoL

IRN FALCoL

French-Australian Research Network on the study of the Continental Lithosphere

IRN FALCoL
2021
Prof. Olivier VANDERHAEGHE
Olivier.VANDERHAEGHE(at)Get.omp.eu

IRN FALCoL
News & Activities

Introduction

Reasonable and durable exploitation or mineral and energetic resources is one of the main challenge for the future of humanity and of the Earth. Addressing these scientific and society issues requires a global knowledge and understanding of element transfers through geological processes such as magmatism and hydrothermalism at depth and weathering, erosion and sedimentation at the surface. Reaching this goal necessitates a multidisciplinary approach integrating scales from the lithosphere to the mineral. We also believe that in order to make progress on issues related to exploitation of natural resources and their impact on the Environment, at the crossroads between fundamental and applied research, implies the development of a network at the interface between Academia and Industry with researchers having diverse and complementary motivations and expertise.

Missions and research themes

The first aim of FALCoL is to formalize and strengthen a more than ten year long collaborative effort joining Australian and French academic and industrial partners on research projects targeting different stages of the evolution of the lithosphere and of the continental crust from the Archean to the Phanerozoic in order to evaluate the impact of geological processes from the deep Earth to the critical zone (geosphere-hydrosphere-biosphere interface). FALCoL has also the ambition to expand ongoing collaborations between participants to a growing team of partners by structuring a network to stimulate discussions and open new routes for future research on the following topics:

See photo below : Peridotite boudin in greenstones

See photos below : Migmatitic TTG San Pedro, Ivory Coast ; Tonalitic gneiss, San Pedro, Ivory Coast

See photo below : Sulfurs in leucosome

See photos below : Granitic chaos, Rehoboth Namibie ; Gneiss – Laterite transition San Pedro Ivory Coast

NETWORK ACTIVITIES AND EXPECTED RESULTS

FALCoL is complementary to (i) the LithoSud GDRI (IRD), which corresponds to a North-South network of scientists and dedicated to the formation of the continental lithosphere of the southern hemisphere, (ii) the Labex Ressources 21 held by Université de Lorraine and embracing mineral systems and environmental impacts of mining activities, (iii) the WAXI and SAXI projects funded by a consortium of mining companies with the goal to build a synthesis of geological and geophysical data at the scale of the West African and Guiana cratons, respectively.

The strategy of FALCoL is to offer a space for discussion, valorize existing datasets, support mobility of researchers and students and organize a yearly workshop involving the different partners of FALCoL enlarged to other internationally recognized researchers. During these workshops, the different stages and scales of transfers across the different Earth reservoirs will be treated. Each workshop will be devoted to specific scientific questions and will be fed by reports on different case studies. These discussions will allow to define the state of the art but also to identify debated issues and lead to the elaboration of new projects involving all the facets of mass transfer associated with Earth dynamics.

institutions and laboratories involved

France

UMR 5563 Géosciences Environnement Toulouse (GET) (CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse 3, IRD).
UMR 7359 GeoRessources (CNRS, Université de Lorraine)

Australia
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) (University of Western Australia, Perth)
Mineral Resources, Kensington WA (CSIRO)

    Greenstone – migmatitic TTG transition 

    Peridotite boudin in greenstones

    Migmatitic TTG San Pedro, Ivory Coast

    Tonalitic gneiss, San Pedro, Ivory Coast

    Sulfurs in leucosome

    Granitic chaos, Rehoboth Namibie

    Gneiss – Laterite transition San Pedro Ivory Coast

    Swimming Pool in the desert Namibia

    Meet the FALCoL TEAM below

    Olivier VANDERHAEGHE

    Olivier VANDERHAEGHE

    GET

    Muriel GERBAULT

    Muriel GERBAULT

    GET

    Jérôme GANNE

    Jérôme GANNE

    GET

    Marieke Van Lichtervelde

    Marieke Van Lichtervelde

    GET

    Stefano SALVI

    Stefano SALVI

    GET

    Lenka BARATOUX

    Lenka BARATOUX

    GET

    Luc SIEBENALLER

    Luc SIEBENALLER

    GET

    Stéphanie DUCHENE

    Stéphanie DUCHENE

    GET

    David BARATOUX

    David BARATOUX

    GET

    Gleb POKROVSKI

    Gleb POKROVSKI

    GET

    Michel GREGOIRE

    Michel GREGOIRE

    GET

    Oscar LAURENT

    Oscar LAURENT

    GET

    Nicolas THEBAUD

    Nicolas THEBAUD

    CET

    Mark Jessell

    Mark Jessell

    CET

    Anne-Sylvie ANDRÉ-MAYER

    Anne-Sylvie ANDRÉ-MAYER

    GeoRessources

    Aurélien EGLINGER

    Aurélien EGLINGER

    GeoRessources

    Vasek METELKA

    Vasek METELKA

    CSIRO

    IRP ALPhFA publications

    IRP ALPhFA

    Publications

    IRP ALPhFA
    2014
    Contact:

    Project coordinator or director:
    Christian Grillet
    christian.grillet(at)ec-lyon.fr

    Coordinator partner or co-director:
    Prof. Arnan Mitchell
    arnan.mitchell(at)rmit.edu.au

    IRP ALPhFA
    Website

    Si photonics. Crédits: www.alphfa.com/

    Mid-infrared
    Crédits: www.alphfa.com/

    Metamaterials
    Crédits: www.alphfa.com/

    PUBLICATIONS

     15 peer-reviewed publication in high impact journals

    [1] M. Sinobad, C. Monat, B. Luther-Davies, P. Ma, S. Madden, D. J. Moss, A. Mitchell, D. Allioux, R. Orobtchouk, S. Boutami, J.M. Hartmann, J-M. Fedeli, and C. Grillet, “Mid-infrared octave spanning supercontinuum generation to 8.5  μm in silicon-germanium waveguides,” Optica 5, 360-366 (2018)

    [2] Egocentric physics: Summing up Mie, B. Stout, R. Colom, R.C. McPhedran, Wave Motion 83, 173-187. (2018)

    [3] Modal Expansion of the Scattered Field: Causality, Non-Divergence and Non-Resonant Contribution, R. Colom,R.C. McPhedran,B. Stout,N. Bonod, Phys Rev. B, 98 , 085418, (2018).

    [4] Supplemental material for Direct imaging of the energy transfer enhancement between two dipoles in a photonic cavity K. Rustomji, M. Dubois, B. Kuhlmey, J. E. Sipe, C. Martijn de Sterke, S. Enoch, R. Abdeddaim, J. Wenger, PRX, submitted (2018).

    [5] Alessia Pasquazi, Marco Peccianti, Luca Razzari, David J. Moss, Stéphane Coen, Miro Erkintalo, Yanne K. Chembo, Tobias Hansson, Stefan Wabnitz, Pascal Del’Haye, Xiaoxiao Xue, Andrew M. Weiner, Roberto Morandotti, « Micro-combs: A novel generation of optical sources », Physics Reports 729 (2018) 1-81.

    [6] D.Allioux, A. Belarouci, D. Hudson, N. Singh, E. Magi, G. Beaudin, A. Michon, R. Orobtchouk, C. Grillet, “Towards mid-infrared non-linear optics applications of silicon carbide microdisks engineered by lateral under-etching [Invited],” Photon. Res. 6, B74-B81 (2018)

    [7] E. Cassan, C. Grillet, D. N. Neshev, and D. J. Moss, “Nonlinear integrated photonics,” Photon. Res. 6, NIP1-NIP2 (2018)

    [8] M. Sinobad, A. Della Torre, B. Luther-Davis, P. Ma, S. Madden, S. Debbarma, K.Vu, D. J. Moss, A. Mitchell, J-M. Hartmann, J-M. Fedeli, C. Monat, and C. Grillet, “Dispersion trimming for mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in a hybrid chalcogenide/silicon-germanium waveguide,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 36, A98-A104 (2019)

    [9] E. Mikheeva, et al., “Photosensitive chalcogenide metasurface supporting bound states in the continuum”, Optics Express 27(23), 33847-33853 (2019).

    [10] R. Colom, et al., “Enhanced Four-Wave Mixing in Doubly Resonant Si Nanoresonators,” ACS Photonics 6, 1295−1301 (2019) https://doi.org/10.1021/acsphotonics.9b00442

    [11] R. Colom, et al., “Modal Analysis of Anapoles, Internal Fields and Fano Resonances in Dielectric Particles”, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 36, 2052-2061 (2019)

    [12] Mcphedran, R. C., and B. Stout. “‘Killing Mie Softly’: Analytic Integrals for Complex Resonant States.” The Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics (2020).

    [13] B. Stout, R Colom, N Bonod, R McPhedran, “Eigenstate normalization for open and dispersive systems,” ArXiv (2019) https://arxiv.org/pdf/1903.07183.pdf

    [14] N. Bonod, Y. Kivshar, “All-dielectric Mie-resonant metaphotonics,” under review

    [15] M. Sinobad et al., “High Coherence at f and 2f of Mid-Infrared Supercontinuum Generation in Silicon Germanium Waveguides,” in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 1-8, March-April 2020, Art no. 8201008., doi: 10.1109/JSTQE.2019.2943358

    IEA COMPEX

    IEA NAMICO

    French-Australian International Emerging Action in Chemistry

    IEA COMPEX
    2019 – 2021
    Contact:

    Associate Prof. Marie Guignard
    marie.guignard(at)icmcb.cnrs.fr

    Introduction

    The IEA “COMPEX” (Towards exotic compositions of transition metal oxides used as positive electrode materials for Li or Na batteries) is developed in partnership between the Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux (ICMCB) UMR-CNRS 5026, Bordeaux, France and the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. It addresses structural changes at atomic scale during recycling of Li or Na batteries.

    Missions and research themes

    This IEA project focusses mainly on 4d transition metals exotic compositions that have been poorly studied so far. Our study is focused on structural changes occurring during electrochemical intercalation and deintercalation of alkaline ions in Molybdenum (O3-LixMoO2 et O3-NaxMoO2) and Rhodium systems (O3-NaxRhO2 et P2-NaxRhO2).

    institutions and laboratories involved

    France

    • Coordination : Associate Prof. Marie Guignard, ICMCB, UMR-CNRS 5026, Bordeaux.

    Australia

    • Associate Prof. Neeraj SHARMA, University of New South Wales, Sydney.

    Contour tracing of X-Ray diffraction recording upon electrochemical deintercalation of Na in the P2-NaxRhO2 system.

    IEA NAMICO

    IEA NAMICO

    French-Australian International Emerging Action on Engineering

    IEA NAMICO
    2018 – 2020
    Contact:

    Prof Stéphanie Giroux
    stephanie.giroux@univ-lyon1.fr

    Check out NAMICO latest results here: Namico_Results

    Introduction

    The IEA “NAMICO” (Natural and Mixed Convective mass transfer phenomena impacting solar building envelope performance in urban environment) is developed in partnership between the Centre d’Energétique et de Thermique de Lyon (CETHIL) UMR-CNRS 5008, Lyon, France, the University of New South Wales (School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) and the University of Sydney. It addresses the comprehension and the mastering of ventilated solar components such as double-skin facades, hybrid Photovoltaic/Thermal collectors, Building integrated solar chimney, … that generate energy.

    Missions and research themes

    This IEA project focusses mainly on natural convective phenomena generated in open domains. The configuration studied experimentally and numerically is a single channel submitted to homogeneous and inhomogeneous Uniform Wall Flux (UWF) boundary conditions. Moreover, an indoor reduced scale solar chimney experimental test rig coupled to a cubic cavity (modelling a dwelling zone) has been set up in order to focus on the effect of radiation exchanges (wall to wall and fluid medium participating) on natural flow development which is conditioning the energy efficiency of such building integrated solar systems. 

    Main OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT

    The scientific project is focused on flow and heat transfer control, and addresses 3 main subtopics with both experimental and modelling approaches :

    • Laminar-Turbulent transition indicators
    • Impact of the external thermal stratification on a transitional natural convection flow
    • Impact of radiation on the natural convection flow

    institutions and laboratories involved

    France

    • Coordination : Associate Prof. Stéphanie GIROUX, CETHIL UMR-CNRS 5088 – Université de Lyon
    • LOCIE UMR CNRS 5271

    Australia

    • Prof. Victoria TIMCHENKO, University of New South Wales (School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering)
    • University of Sydney

    Time-averaged relative wall temperature show complex three-dimensional unsteady vortical structures

    Composition of the reduced scale experimental appartus