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Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique / Université de Picardie Jules Verne

The LRCS (Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides) is a leading research laboratory at the forefront of electrochemical energy storage and conversion. LRCS is a joint research unit between the University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV) and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). Located in France, LRCS has a multidisciplinary team of over 140 dedicated scientists, including researchers, engineers, and technicians, who collaborate on a wide range of projects aimed at advancing both current and future battery technologies.

The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation, including advanced characterisation tools, synthesis laboratories, battery testing facilities and modern computational servers.

Role within DigiCell

LRCS works on the research and development of a universal software solution able to facilitate the fast and intuitive reproduction of the battery manufacturing process via physics-based simulations and artificial intelligence. This software manages different manufacturing process models with different degrees of complexity for each step of the simulated manufacturing process chain, with the goal to automatically optimise the "calculation cost-prediction accuracy" compromise.

These digital twins are based on novel approaches combining physics-based simulations with artificial intelligence, and informed by the experimental data acquired in our battery manufacturing pilot line.

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Professor Dr Alejandro A. Franco

Group Leader at LRCS (UPJV & CNRS) & WP3 Leader

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Dr Javier F. Troncoso

Postdoctoral Researcher at Professor Franco’s group working in WP3