P-Olivier CHAPUIS - CNRS research scientist


I am a CNRS permanent researcher at the Centre for Energy and Thermal Sciences of Lyon (CETHIL). I am particularly interested in the physics of energy transport and its engineering. I work in the "Microscale and Nanoscale Heat Transfer" (MiNT) group at CETHIL.

My research interests include nanoscale heat conduction (ballistic and wave effects) and nanoscale thermal radiation (coherent and near-field phenomena), as well as coupling phenomena and their application to energy-harvesting and conversion devices. I have been involved in both theoretical (Boltzmann transport equation, fluctuational electrodynamics, etc.) and experimental investigations (electrical measurements of deposited devices and scanning thermal microscopy).

I have been working at CETHIL since 2011. The Centre belongs in particular to CNRS, the French National Research Centre (main scientific body in France) of which I am part. It is located on the campus "La Doua-LyonTech" (Lyon is the second largest urban area in France) and belongs also to its host, the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA Lyon, largest of the French engineering schools), and to the neighbouring University Claude-Bernard Lyon I (UCBL).


Among the conferences and workshops to come:
- a symposium on thermophotovoltaics (TPV) will be organized during the next E-MRS conference that will take place in Strasbourg, France, on May, 25-29, 2020
- the next Eurotherm Nanoscale and Microscale Heat Transfer conference will take place in Parlermo (Sicily), Italy,on June 8-12, 2020 (see also below)
- the next NanoRad conference devoted to near-field thermal radiation and applications will take place in Shanghai, China, on June 22-24, 2020

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Online useful material
- The regularly-updated Twitter account previously used for the GDRe European network on Thermal Nanosciences and Nano-engineering is here! The Mailing List associated to the news is nanothermal_news@listes.insa-lyon.fr: feel free to subscribe!

- The last workshop of the GDRe network took place in 2018 in Lyon and stimulated some discussion on the future of our community at the institutional level.
- Eurotherm conferences on Nanoscale and Microscale Heat Transfer are the European key conferences of our field. The Proceedings, the slides of the tutorials and some photos of Eurotherm 103, NMHT 4 that we organized in Lyon in 2014 are still downloadable. Last conferences took place in Levi (Lapland, Finland) in 2018, with some photos available here, and in Santorini (Grece) in 2016.
- The key conference on nanoscale heat transfer in USA is the MRS Nanoscale Thermal Transport session taking place every odd year in the Spring session. Last editions took place in Phoenix (2019, 2017) and previous ones in San Francisco.
- The scientific school “Wave phenomena and phonon thermal transport” took place on September 2017 in Oléron (France). All the presentations by the invited lecturers can be found on the website: here.
- E-MRS symposia devoted the nanoscale thermal transport are organized almost every two years. See the program of the last one which took place in 2019.

- The website of the EU project EFINED (Energy Filtering Non-Equilibrium Devices) is online here. Some news here!
- The large EU project QuantiHeat ended in 2017. Don't forget to read the final newsletter which summarizes some of the results of the project!



P.-Olivier CHAPUIS
CETHIL - Bâtiment Sadi-Carnot
INSA de Lyon - 9, rue de la Physique
Campus La Doua - LyonTech
69100 Villeurbanne

tel: +33 4 72 43 63 85
fax: +33 4 72 43 88 11
e-mail: olivier.name (at) insa-lyon.fr


Prior to settling in Lyon, I worked at Ecole Centrale Paris (Eng. degree and MS 2004, PhD 2007 at Laboratoire EM2C), at the NanoSciences Institute of Paris (INSP, an Institute of CNRS and Université Pierre-et-Marie Curie Paris 6), and at the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology (ICN) in Barcelona (2008-2011).

Few links

In 2012, E. Mathieu and S. Lamige, impressive jugglers, suggested to make videos explaining concepts related to heat transfer. These videos are shown to youngsters visiting us during the science festival each year. Feel free to have a look here and there...

"Microscale and Nanoscale Heat Transfer" (MiNT) group at CETHIL
Centre for Energy and Thermal Science of Lyon (CETHIL)
French National Resarch Center (CNRS)
National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA)
University Claude-Bernard Lyon I (UCBL)
"Université de Lyon", a federation of all the research institutions in Lyon