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Séminaire, Pr. Loïc BOULON, Université du Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada, 20 Janv. 2023

Doctoral School Unit

« Sustainable Development Applications »

Within the framework of
IEEE Vehicle Power Propulsion – Technical Committee

Sustainable Development and Fuel Cell Vehicles in the Canadian economic and climatic context

Professor, Université du Québec à Trois Rivières

Friday 20 January 2023 / 16-18h Amphi Atrium ESPRIT Videoconference


All the major car manufacturers offer and/or develop electrified vehicles. Regarding hydrogen, Fuel Cell System technologies are supported by major industrials (including Toyota, Hyundai, and Honda). The first part of this presentation will be dedicated to the fundamentals of fuel cell systems and of fuel cell vehicles. After, this lecture will present the design and the use of energy storages (battery pack) and electrochemical converters (fuel cell system) embedded onto electrified vehicles and integrating the constraints of the Canadian geo-economic context. So, it will tackle the issue of the influence of the winter on the energy performance of vehicles. Moreover, there is no Canadian automotive manufacturer and, as a consequence, the presented research activities are mainly focuses on niche markets and small series production.

About the Speaker

Loïc Boulon received the master degree in electrical and automatic control engineering from the University of Lille (France), in 2006. Then, he obtained a PhD in electrical engineering from University of Franche-Comté (France) within the framework of MEGEVH (French network on HEVs). Since 2010, he is a professor at UQTR and he works into the Hydrogen Research Institute (Full Professor since 2016).
His work deals with modeling, control and energy management of multiphysics systems. His research interests include hybrid electric vehicles, energy and power sources (especially battery in cold weather operation), and fuel cell systems.

In 2015, Loïc Boulon was general chair of the IEEE-Vehicular Power and Propulsion Conference in Montréal (QC, Canada). Prof. Loïc Boulon is VP-Motor Vehicles of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and he is the holder of the Canada Research Chair in Energy Sources for the Vehicles of the future.

More info: www.uqtr.ca

This seminar is supported by Univ. Lille, i-SITE ULNE, Region Hauts-de-France and MEL
within the TESS project of the CUMIN program.