UL – Université de Lorraine

Université de Lorraine (UL, University of Lorraine) results from the merging of the 4 universities of Nancy and Metz and is the second biggest university in France with 56.000 students. Labs and researchers are involved in FCH development for more than 15 years mainly in hydrogen production, PEM-FC and power-electronics dedicated to electrochemical components. In association with several partners (CNRS, INRA, INRIA, INSERM, CHRU Nancy, AgroParisTech, and Georgia Tech Lorraine), Université de Lorraine has recently obtained the I-SITE label from the French call on excellence initiatives for a program called “Lorraine Université d’Excellence” (LUE). LUE will provide, over a long period, a dedicated funding to the development of our academic site as a European and international reference on Global Engineering. The program will be focused on six major social and economic challenges, for which academic institutions and companies can complement each other in order to develop innovative solutions. One of these social and economic challenges is the Energies for the future with a focus on Hydrogen. A multidisciplinary reseach programme on FCH is ongoing with 10 labs and about 50 reseachers, fostering innovation and excellent science from basic research (Hydrogen production, PEM-FC, micro-grids… ) to social and economical sciences (economics, ergonomics…).



Université de Lorraine
Cours Léopold 34
54000 Nancy cedex

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Website : http://www.univ-lorraine.fr/

Type of organization : University

Number of professional staff active in FCH sector : 50

Participation in FCH JU Projects :


Our expertise

Transport Pillar

  • 1.01 Road vehicles applications
  • 1.04 Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure (HRS)
  • 1.05 Stack components
  • 1.06 System (BoP) components
  • 1.07 System integration
  • 1.10 Modelling
  • 1.11 Characterisation and testing
  • 1.12 Materials Synthesis, Design and Manufacturing from components to systems

Energy Pillar / Energy to Hydrogen

  • 2.01 Hydrogen production
  • 2.04 Smart buildings and communities
  • 2.05 Smart cities
  • 2.06 Smart grids
  • 2.07 Stack components
  • 2.08 Stack integration and BOP
  • 2.10 Modelling
  • 2.11 Characterisation and testing

Energy Pillar / Fuel Cells to Energy

  • 3.07 Control, diagnostics and prognostics
  • 3.08 Innovation on fuel cells and components
  • 3.10 Modelling
  • 3.11 Characterisation and testing

Cross-Cutting Research Activities

  • 4.01 Education
  • 4.07 Pre-Normative Research
  • 4.09 Techno-, socio- and economic analysis

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