IEA Green Voyage

IEA Green Voyage

French-Singaporean International Emerging Action

IEA Green Voyage

IEA Green Voyage


IEA Green Voyage

Missions and research themes

Missions and research themes

MAIN projects of research

Main projects of research

institutions and laboratories involved



IRN Asean China Norms

IRN ASEAN China Norms

International Research Network on New Social Norms in Southeast Asia

IRN ASEAN China Norms
2019 – 2023
Dr. Elsa Lafaye de Micheaux

IRN ASEAN China Norms

Pulau Pangkor, Perak, Malaisie (juilet 2019) Credits: Ipoh CNRS’ SummerSchool


The IRN ASEAN-China-Norms China’s Rise and the New Social Norms in Southeast Asia is developed in collaboration with 11 research labs from 7 countries and will be effective between 2019 and 2023. It was created by the Centre for Southeast Asia (CASE) in partnership with the French Institute of Research on East Asia (IFRAE) and the French Centre on Contemporary China (CEFC), which are part of the “GIS Asie”, the French Network for Asian studies. The IRN involves 40 Junior and Senior Researchers.

Missions and research themes

The IRN ASEA-China-Norms aims at exploring normative transformations taking place in South-East Asia in the context of growing regional influence of China. It addresses theoretical questions, including norms, political power, economic development (mainly through investments and aid) from one hand, and the short-term challenges of the growing Chinese influence.

The network addresses social norms and more precisely social rights of workers, wages and working conditions considering the different categories of workers (women, rural workers, migrant workers, young people) in the context of economic development and diversity of Southeast Asian capitalism.



Several research questions are explored in order to assess collectively to what extend the economic transformation in Southeast Asia in the context of the growing Chinese influence might contribute to transform ASEAN social and political norms

  • The Dynamics of Legal norms and normative regimes in the field of social and human rights in SE Asia and in China
  • Normative circulation through the respective economic, politic and strategic bonding ASEAN and China.
  • The regional integration of ASEAN in terms of social norms
  • The impact of Chinese aid, infrastructure projects and industrial investments on working norms in SE Asia
  • Resistance, conflicts and compromises generated by the normative influence

institutions and laboratories involved

Scientific pilot: Elsa Lafaye de Micheaux, CASE, Paris.

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
Institut National des Langues et des Civilisations Orientales (INALCO)
Université de Rennes II.


Australia National University

United Kingdom

University of London


University of Ottawa


Hong Kong Polytechnic University


National University of Singapore


University of Malaya.



    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)

      IRL FVS

      IRL FVS

      International Research Laboratory Formath Vietnam Singapore

      IRL FVS

      Creation date: 2008
      Pr. Marc Peigné

      IRL FVS


      The signing institutions of the IRL Formath Vietnam SIngapore are CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Université d’Orléans & Université de Tours, Université Paris 13, Université Paris 8, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), the Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (VIASM),  the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

      The IRL FVS is currently directed by Pr Marc Peigné (Université de Tours).  It is one of the 75 IRL developed by the CNRS with strategic partners across the world and one of the 5 IRL in Singapore. It is the only IRL in Vietnam.

      In Singapore, the partner labs are

      • the Department of Mathematic (NUS);
      • the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (NTU).

      In Vietnam, the partner labs are

      • the Vietnam Academy of Science (VAST);
      • the Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (VIASM).

      In France, the historical partner labs are

      • the LAGA ( Laboratoire Analyse, Géométrie et Applications, CNRS et Université Paris 13);
      • the MITSIC (UFR Mathématiques, Informatique, Technologies, Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication, Université Paris 8);
      • the  IDP (Institut Denis Poisson, CNRS et Universités d’Orléans et de Tours).

      Mission and research themes


      Bridge top researchers and labs of CNRS, VAST, VIASM, NUS and NTU into fruitful collaborative links and networks around selected topics in mathematics. Promotion of doctoral and postdoctoral collaborations, including the coordination of international masters programs and schools.

      Research Axes

      • Algebra, Geometry, Topology, and Discrete Mathematics.
      • Analysis and applications, scientific computing.
      • Optimization and control.
      • Probability, Statistics, Finance

      laboratories involved


      Université Paris 13: CNRS – LAGA
      Université Paris 8: MITSIC
      Université Toulouse I, II et III – INSA – CNRS: IMT
      Universités d’Orléans et de Tours – CNRS:  IDP
      Université Grenoble Alpes – CNRS:  IJF
      Université de  Nice Sophia Antipolis – CNRS: Laboratoire Jean-Alexandre Dieudonné
      Aix Marseille Université – Ecole Centrale de Marseille – CNRS:  I2M
      Université de Bordeaux – CNRS:  LaBRI
      Université de Nantes – CNRS: Laboratoire Jean Leray
      Université de Rennes 2 – CNRS: IRMAR
      Université de Lille – CNRS: Laboratoire Paul Painlevé


      National University of Singapore:  DPT of Mathematics
      Nanyang Technological University: SPSM
      Yale-NUS: Science Division
      Singapore University of Technology and Design:  Science and Maths Cluster


      VAST: Institute of Mathematics
      University of Science at VNU Hanoi: Faculty of Mathematics Mechanics Informatics
      Hanoi National University of Education: Department of Mathematics and Informatics
      University of Science Ho Chi Minh City: Central Lab for Analysis
      Saigon University
      Ho Chi Minh Pedagogical University
      Vinh University

      IRL BMC²

      IRL BMC²

      International Research Laboratory between France and Singapore in Mechanobiology, Imaging and Biophysics

      IRL BMC²

      Creation date: 2014
      Pr. Virgile Viasnoff

      IRL BMC²


      The International Research Laboratory BMC² Biomechanics of Cell-Cell Contacts is part of the Mechanobiology institute of Singapore. It is one of the 75 IRL developed by the CNRS with strategic partners across the world and one of the 5 IRL in Singapore. It is directed by Virgile Viasnoff who funded it in 2014. It is composed of about 15 peoples including Postdocs. PhD students and Research assistant. It benefits and contributes to the unique setting of the institute to bring together very interdisciplinary researchers ( biology, physics, optic computing, material science) to study mechanobiology ie the role of mechanics in Biology.

      In ten years we built numerous collaboration locally and world wide with the support of France (ANR) and Singapore alike (NRF).

      Mission and research themes

      Mission: To push mechanobiology of cell junction to another  understanding level with the development of new imaging techniques, new biophysical understanding and commercial product development. We aim at fostering the best of both countries in the filed.

      Research  directions:  Epithelial cell cell contact, Liver development, new imaging HCS platform, artificial microniches, Technologies for Organoids

      MAIN projects of research

      Technology driven:

      1- Membwell: a new approach to control microenvironement from the cellular to the organoid level. Achievements: a platform that can create up to 600 diffefrent types of environments,

      2- SoSPIM: A new approach to perform light sheet microscopy by embedding micromirrors in the cell culture dish.

      Achievement: a High content screening platform for Orgnaoids with 3D imaging of 100 orgnaoids in 10 minutes.


      • Biophysics of cell-cell contact: we aim at understanding the role of the physical properties of cell cell junction in its adhesion strength using all sorts of techniques.

      Constructing a liver one cell at a time. Inducing liver function with a minimal number of cells, control bile production in artificial livers.

      laboratories involved



      National University of Singapore: MBI