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Valentin Marchal-Marchant
Post-doctoral researcher
Dr. at UCL in 2016
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Main project: DeltaT
Funding: Innoviris (Bruxelles Region)
Supervisor(s): Pascal Jacques

obtained his degree in engineering in materials science from the Université catholique de Louvain in 2011. Then, he accomplished his PhD under the supervision of prof. Pascal Jacques, on the study of Physical Vapor Deposition of thick copper films on steel.

His research is now focused on the development of thermoelectric materials and thermoelectric generators for energy harvesting and passive electromechanical systems. It aims at using common and non-toxic materials to generate electrical power from thermal gradients. Nowadays, attention is put on large scale applications owing to more than 7 years of research about thermoelectric materials leaded in IMAP.

The big challenge of this topic is the development of new tools and equipments for material production and assembly, and specific characterization methods. Such a wide range of different tasks can only be achieved thanks to the versatility of technical and scientific expertises of the IMAP team members as well as Lacami support.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Processing and characterisation of materials

Keywords:
energy harvesting
metallic alloys
metallurgy
micromechanics
microstructure-processing relationships
welding and joining

Research group(s): IMAP
Collaborations: Alain Schmitz, Olivier Haerlingen

    

Recent publications

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Conference Papers


1. Roy, Geoffrey; Marchal-Marchant, Valentin; Poncelet, Olivier; van der Rest, Camille; Jacques, Pascal. Design of Thermal Contacts for High Performances Heusler-Based Thermoelectric Modules. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/200743

2. van der Rest, Camille; Poncelet, Olivier; Roy, Geoffrey; Marchal-Marchant, Valentin; Erauw, Jean-Pierre; Jacques, Pascal. Optimisation of the thermoelectric properties of Heusler Fe2VAl-based compounds through off-stoichiometry strategies. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/200695

3. Marchal-Marchant, Valentin; Roy, Geoffrey; Ryelandt, Laurence; Poncelet, Olivier; van der Rest, Camille; Jacques, Pascal. Manufacture of TE-modules: joining Fe2VAl and Cu through several bonding processes.. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/197809

4. Roy, Geoffrey; Ségolène Vannerem; Marchal-Marchant, Valentin; Poncelet, Olivier; Van Der Rest, Camille; Jacques, Pascal. Design of Low-cost Thermoelectric Generators for Autonomous Sensors and Actuators in Domestic Hot Water Systems. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/200711

5. Marchal-Marchant, Valentin; de Streel, Matthieu; Schmitz, Alain; Schmitz, B.; Silberberg, E.; Pace, S.; Harlet, P.; Jacques, Pascal. Characterisation of copper films processed by evaporation. In: Proceedings of EUROMAT 2013, 2013, p. 02955. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/140089

6. van der Rest, Camille; Makuanga, David-Henry; Marchal-Marchant, Valentin; Simar, Aude; Jacques, Pascal. Thermomechanical processing of Fe2VAl-based compounds for thermoelectric applications. http://hdl.handle.net/2078/117699

7. van der Rest, Camille; Ribesse, Arnaud; Marchal-Marchant, Valentin; Sinnaeve, Marc; Clément, Nicolas; Simar, Aude; Jacques, Pascal. Thermomechanical processing of Fe2VAl-based compounds for thermoelectric applications. http://hdl.handle.net/2078/117693

8. van der Rest, Camille; Marchal-Marchant, Valentin; Sinnaeve, Marc; Simar, Aude; Jacques, Pascal. Thermomechanical processing of Fe2VAl-based compounds for thermoelectric applications. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/200692


Dissertations


1. Marchal-Marchant, Valentin. On the physics of thick copper film deposition by an innovative thermal evaporation process, prom. : Jacques, Pascal, 28/09/2016. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/178074