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Icam International Research Days

7 June - Program

Registration for this event is by invitation to be completed individually

9:00am – 9:15am  Welcome by Jean-Denis Falise, Director of Icam, Toulouse Campus

9:15am – 9:35am  Research Strategy at Icam by Alexandre Dufer, Deputy Director Manager

9:35am – 9:55am  Research Strategy at IQS by Dra. Núria Vallmitjana i Palau, Directora IQS Tech Transfer, & Dr. Guillermo Reyes Pozo, Vice Dean of International Relations

9:55am – 10:15am  The International Office as a research facilitator and support by Marc Genuyt, International Programs Deputy Director

10:15am – 10:45am   Break

10:45am – 12:15pm  Icam lecturers/students Research in 3 minutes

  • Session 1: Energy production, storage and management
  • Session 2: Innovative structures and materials
  • Session 3: Societal and Technological Transition of Industries

12:15pm – 1:30pm Lunch Break

1:30pm – 6:00pm: Sessions in parallel based on IQS/Icam common research topics (See abstracts below)

  • Session 1: SmartGrid
  • Session2: Additive Manufacturing
  • Session 3: Eco-materials & Waste, Plastic and Composite Recycling
  • Session 4: Ethics, Technologies and Governances

6:00pm – 11:30pm  Evening Social Event

Topics sessions - Research Day

1 – Microgrids Concepts And Control, Ilyas Bennia, Abdelghani Harrag, and Yacine Daili, Electrical engineering, Ferhat Abbas, Sétif1 University, Sétif, Algeria 6-NEW-BENNIA Ilyas-SETIF

2 – Cascaded Voltage-Current Loop Of Distributed Generators In Microgrid: Modeling, Control And Analysis, Gérard Beral1,2, Allal Bouzid2, Pierre Tsafack3, David Tsuanyo4, 1Research and Higher Education Department, Ucac-Icam, Douala, Cameroon, 2Research and Higher Education Department, Icam, Toulouse campus, Toulouse, France, 3Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon, 4National Center for Development of Technologies-Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation, PO Box 1457, Yaoundé, Cameroon 4-NEW-BERAL Gérard-UCAC

3 – Stability Analysis In Unbalanced Microgrids With Grid-Forming And Grid-Following Converters, Sauro J. Yague, IQS School of Engineering, Barcelona, Spain 7-APF-SJYAGUE Sauro-IQS

4 – Modelling And Optimization Of An Energy Microgrid, Gilles Dedeban, EEE, Icam Vendée campus , La Roche sur Yon, France 11-NEW-DEDEBAN Gilles-Icam Ouest

5 – Combining Energy Saving Materials With Methodology For Predictive Control Of The Energy Management Of A Building Based On Renewable Energies, Tychique K. Nzalalemba, Jessica Kusukwasa, and Tshikolo Kazadi, Faculté d’ingénierie ULC-Icam, ULC, Kinshasa, DR Congo 8-NEW-NZALALEMBA Tychique-ULC-Icam

6 – Development Of An Experimental Platform For Microgrid Research, Lamine Chalal, Allal Saadane, Electrical Department, Icam, Lille, France 10-NEW-CHALAL Lamine-Icam Lille
3:30pm – 4:00pm: Break

7 – Energy Management Strategy For An Electric Vehicle, Omaima Smouni1,2, Abdelhamid Rabhi1, Meriem Nachidi2, 1MIS, University of Picardie Jules Verne, 80039 Amiens Cedex, France, 2Icam Grand Paris Sud campus, Paris-Sénart, 77127 Lieusaint, France 9-NEW-SMOUNI Omaima-Icam GPS

8 – A Battery State Of Charge Estimation Using On-Line Characterization Platform, Hamid Bentarzi and Tarek Azzouni, Laboratory Signals and Systems, University M’hamed Bougara, Boumerdes, Algeria 2-NEW-BENTARZI n°1-BOURMEDES

9 – Wind Energy Power Prediction Based On Machine Learning Algorithms, Ibuki Kusano and Horacio Rostro, Grup d’Enginyeria en Producte Industrial, (GEPI), Institut Químic de Sarrià, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain 5-NEW-KUSANO Ibuki-IQS

10 – Non Intrusive Load Monitoring For Smart Homes, Erees Queen Macabebe, Ateneo Energy Research Laboratory, Department of Electronics, Computer, and Communications Engineering, School of Science and Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines 1-NEW-MACABEBE Erees-ATENEO

11 – A Micro-Synchro-Phasor Measurement Unit: Developments And Trends, Hamid Bentarzi, Laboratory Signals and Systems, University M’hamed Bougara, Boumerdes, Algeria 3-NEW-BENTARZI n°2-BOURMEDES

12 – Grid-Connected Marine Current Turbine System : An Experimental Platform Design, Elhoussin ELBOUCHIKHI, LABISEN, ISEN Yncréa Ouest, Nantes, France 12-NEW-ELBOUCHIKHI-ISEN

1 – Composite Triply Periodic Minimal Surfaces (TPMS) Structures For Automotive Applications, Sriharsha S. Sundarram and Shaun Ormiston, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Fairfield University,USA 1-APF-SUNDARRAM Sriharsha-FAIRFIELD

2 – Investigations into the Mechanical Properties of TA6V Dode-Thin Lattice Sandwich Beams Fabricated by Powder Bed Laser Beam Melting ProcessPhilippe Guy1,2, Olivier Dorival1,2, Marco A. Pérez3, Jean-Noël Périé2, Christophe Fabriès4, Guilhem Michon2, 1Icam Toulouse campus, France, 2Université de Toulouse, Institut Clément Ader, UMR CNRS 5312, INSA/UPS/ISAE/Mines Albi, France, 3IQS School of Engineering – Universitat Ramón Llull, Barcelona, Spain, 4Thales Alenia Space, France 2-NEW-GUY Philippe-Icam Tooulouse

3 – Lattice Structures and Thin-Walled Skin in Structural Optimisation, Mauro Giacalone, Sara Mantovani, Alessandro Chiari, and Francesco Puglisi1, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy 4-NEW-GIACALONE Mauro-UNIMORE

4 – Innovative Additively Manufactured Heat Sink For Cooling Electronics In Railway, Ahmad Batikh1,2, Jean-Pierre Fradin1, 1Icam Toulouse campus, France,  2Institut Clément Ader, France 5-NEW-BATIKH Ahmad-Icam Toulouse

5 – Influence Of Layer Height And Build Orientation On The Microstructural And Mechanical Properties Of Stainless Steel 316L Parts Printed With Fused Filament Fabrication Technology, Olivier Quénard1, Philippe Guy1,2, D. M. Abad Roldán3, G. Gómez-Gras3, Paula Endrös3, 1Icam Toulouse campus, France, 2Université de Toulouse, 2Institut Clément Ader, UMR CNRS 5312, INSA/UPS/ISAE/Mines Albi,France, 3IQS School of Engineering – Universitat Ramón Llull, Spain 11-NEW-ENDROS Paula-IQS.pdf

6 – Influence of Both Presence of Internal Defects and Post Thermal Treatment on the Mechanical Performances of AS7G06 Samples Manufactured by Additive Powder Bed Laser Beam Melting, Olivier Quénard1, Philippe Guy1,2, D. M. Abad Roldán3, M. A. Pérez3, A. Votié4, S. Begoc5, F. Montredon6, 1Icam Toulouse campus, France, 2Université de Toulouse, Institut Clément Ader, UMR CNRS 5312, INSA/UPS/ISAE/Mines Albi, France, 3IQS School of Engineering – Universitat Ramón Llull,Spain, 4FusiA Aerospace, France, 5Thales Alenia Space, France, 6Cnes, France 12-NEW-QUENARD Olivier-Icam Toulouse.pdf

3:30pm – 4:00pm: Break

7 – Mechanical Performance And Corresponding Microstructure Of 316L Stainless Steel Specimens Prepared Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing, Manuel Abad1, Olivier Quénard2, Philippe Guy2,3, Giovanni Gómez-Gras1, M. A. Pérez1, Anaïs Domergue4, 1IQS School of Engineering – Universitat Ramón Llull, Spain, 2Icam Toulouse campus, France, 3Université de Toulouse, Institut Clément Ader, UMR CNRS 5312, INSA/UPS/ISAE/Mines Albi, France, 4ESTIA, France 6-NEW-ABAD Manuel-IQS

8 – Recent Advances In Additive Manufacturing Processes For Lightweight Metal Matrix Composites: A Comprehensive Review Of Selection, Reinforcement, Preparation And Processing And Their Effects On Material Properties, Abd Baghad1, Khalil El Mabrouk2, 1Icam Grand Paris Sud campus, France, 2Euromed Polytechnic School, Euromed University of Fes, Morocco 7-NEW-AGHAD Abd-Icam GPS

9 – About Metal Extrusion Additive Manufacturing, Anne Mouftiez, Icam Lille campus, France 8-NEW-MOUFTIEZ Anne-Icam Lille

10 – Selective Laser Melting Of Lunar Soil Simulants, Grégoire Chabrol1,2, Danijela Ignjatovic Stupar2,3, Thierry Cutard4, Sylvain Lecler2,3, 1Icam Strasbourg-Europe campus, France, 2ICube France, 3International Space University, France, 4IMT Mines Albi-Carmaux, France 10-NEW-CHABROL Grégoire-Icam Strasbourg.docx


1 – Hydrophobicity, Light Guide And Other Nanopattern Properties Replicated By Plastic Injection, Andres A. Garcia-Granada1  and Carles Colominas Guardia2, 1Grup d’Enginyeria en Producte Industrial, (GEPI), Institut Químic de Sarrià, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain, 2Grup d’Enginyeriade Materials, (GEMAT), Institut Químic de Sarrià, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain 5-NEW-GARCIA-GRANADA Andres-IQS

2 – Amelioration Of Soluble Tungstate-W:Absorption, Its Potential Toxicological Behavior In The Soil-Water-System, Blessing James1,2,3, Guo Wang4, 1School of Agricultural Technology and Engineering, College of Agriculture, Iguoriakhi, Nigeria, 2Euromed Research Centre, Engineering School of Biomedical and Biotechnology, Fes, Morocco, 3Faculty of Pharmacy, Euromed University of Fes (UEMF) Fez, Morocco, 4College of Resource and Environmental science, Key Laboratory of Soil Environmental Health and Regulation in Fujian province, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University Fuzhou, China 3-NEW-JAMES Blessing-Ueuromed

3 – Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction Of Antioxidants From Blackcurrant Pomace, Doha Khalaf1,2, Delphine Pradal1 and Krasimir Dimitrov2, 1Icam Lille campus, 6 rue Auber, 59016 Lille Cedex, France, 2UMR-T 1158 BioEcoAgro Univ. Lille, INRAE, Univ. Artois, Univ. Littoral Côte d’Opale, YNCREA, Univ. Liège, Univ. Picardie Jules Verne, Institut Charles Viollette, F-59000 Lille, France 2-NEW-KHALAF Doha-Icam Lille

4 – Lignin Functionalization: A Novel Pathway To Biobased Epoxy Resin, Tiphaine Richard1, Clément Dumont1 and Mathieu Sauthier2, 1Icam Lille campus, 6 rue Auber, 59800 LILLE, FRANCE, 2Univ. Lille, CNRS, Centrale Lille, ENSCL, Univ. Artois, UMR 8181-UCCS-Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide, F-59000, FRANCE 4-NEW-RICHARD Tiphaine-Icam Lille

5 – Gas Sensing Using Surface Acoustic Wave Based PEDOT: PSS Conductive Polymer: Environment Applications, Alexandre Westrelin1, Anthyme Cerveaux1, Kamal Lmimounia2, Zakariae Oumekloul2, Bilel Hafsi1,2, 1Icam site de Lille, 6 rue Auber, 59016, Lille Cedex, France, 2Univ. Lille, CNRS, Centrale Lille, Univ. Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, UMR 8520 – IEMN, F-59000, Lille, France 1-NEW-HAFSI Bilel-Icam Lille

3:30pm – 4:00pm: Break

6 – Recycling By Reforming Of Composites Made With A Polyester Matrix, Mohammad Jawad Berro, Department of Materials, Icam Nantes campus, Nantes, France 6-NEW-BERRO Mohammad-Icam Ouest

7 – Recycling Of Thermoplastic Materials: Development Of A Self-Adaptive Process To The Recycled Materials, Elena Farah, Department of Materials, Icam Nantes campus, Nantes, France 7-NEW-FARAH Elena-Icam Ouest

8 – Properties Characterization Of Recycled Aggregates From Demolition Concrete And Excavated Soil For The Production Of Self-Compacting Concrete, Lara Saad1,2, Mustapha Nouri1, Mahfoud Tahlaiti1,3, Abdelhafid Khelidj2, 1Icam Nantes campus, Nantes, France, 2University of Nantes – IUT Saint-Nazaire, GeM, CNRS UMR 6183, Research Institute in Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Saint-Nazaire, France, 3Nantes Université, Ecole Centrale Nantes, GeM, CNRS, UMR 6183, Nantes, France 8-NEW-SAAD Lara-Icam Ouest

9 – Mind Mapping Assessment Of The Reuse Potential Of Glulam: An Experimental Study, Aghiless Yahmi1,2, Mahfoud Tahlaiti1,3 Mustapha Nouri1 and Abdelhafid KhelidJ2, 1Icam Nantes campus, Carquefou, France, 2University of Nantes – IUT Saint-Nazaire, GeM, CNRS UMR 6183, Research Institute in Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Saint Nazaire, France, 3Nantes Université, Ecole Centrale Nantes, GeM, CNRS, UMR 6183, Nantes, France 9-NEW-YAHMI Aghiless-Icam Ouest


1 – The So Important Sensations Of Work, François Henry, Chair Meaning & Work, Icam Lille campus, France 1-NEW-HENRY François-Icam Lille

2 – Two Questions For Technoethics, Oriol Quintana, Llorenç Puig, Xavier Casanovas and Joaquim Menacho, Chair of Ethics and Christian Thought, IQS, Barcelona, Spain. 3-NEW-QUINTANA Oriol-IQS

3 – Streets, Governance And Urban Intelligences, Clarissa Duarte1 , Yann Ferguson2 and Pierre Fernandez3, 1Architecture and Urbanism School, UNICAP-Icam Tech School, Recife, Brazil, 2Departement Recherche – Axe Transitions Sociétale et Technologique, Icam, Toulouse campus, France, 3Toulouse National School of Architecture (ENSAT), Toulouse University, Toulouse, France 5-NEW-DUARTE Clarissa-UNICAP

4 – Elements of Ecumenics: A contribution to the study of human activity in its relationship to natural and social environments, Sylvain Lavelle, Icam Grand Paris-Sud campus, France 10-NEW-LAVELLE-Icam GPS

5 – Integral Management For The Good Life In Organization: From Communication To Deep Conversation And Imprint On Work, Damien Richard1,2 , Laurent Falque2, Estelle Morin3, and Emmanuel Abord De Chatillon4, 1CERAG, Université Grenoble Alpes, France, 2Chaire Sens & Travail, Icam Lille campus, France, 3HEC Montréal, Canada, 4Chaire Management & Santé au travail, Grenoble IAE, CERAG, France 11-APF-RICHRAD-FALQUE-ICAM Lille

3:30pm – 4:00pm: Break

6 – Neuromorphic Computing: A New Technology For Data Processing, Horacio Rostro-González, Grup d’Enginyeria en Producte Industrial, (GEPI), Institut Químic de Sarrià, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain 2-NEW-ROSTRO-GONZALES Horacio-IQS

7 – A Critical Moment In Robotics And AI History? Sociological Regard On Human-Centred Robotics Development, David Rodriguez1,2, 1Societal and Technological Transition of Companies, Icam Toulouse campus, Toulouse, France, 2SANTAL (Health and Food), CERTOP-CNRS (UMR 5044), Toulouse, France 4-NEW-RODRIGUEZ David-Icam Toulouse

8 – The “New Humanism” Project: First Results In The Field Of Health, Fernand Doridot, Icam Lille campus, Lille, France, Associate Researcher at ETHICS – EA 7446 6-APF-DORIDOT Fernand-Icam Lille

9 – Scientific Integrity: Holistic Research Practices Or Societal Responsibility? Grégoire Chabrol, Icam Strasbourg-Europe campus, Espace Européen de l’Entreprise, 2 Rue de Madrid, 67300 Schiltigheim, France, and ICube, 300 bd Sébastien Brant – CS 10413, 67412 Illkirch Cedex, France 7-NEW-CHABROL Grégoire-Icam Strasbourg

10 – “Could A Robot?”. A Global Survey Of The Cultural And Social Determinants Of Technology Adoption For A Sustainable World, Yann Ferguson1, Charly Pecoste1, Anna Studzinska1, Nicolas Schneider2, 1Humanities, Icam Toulouse campus, Toulouse, France, 2Airbus, Toulouse, France 8-APF-FERGUSON Yann-Icam Toulouse

11 – How Blockchain Technology Induces A New Organization Format With Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO)Rabih Amhaz1,2, Marlene Marz3, 1Department Numérique, Icam Strasbourg-Europe campus, France, 2ICube – Laboratoire, des sciences de l’ingénieur, de l’informatique et de l’imagerie, UMR 7357, Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, 67000, Strasbourg, France, 3University of Mittweida, Technikumpl. 17, 09648 Mittweida, Germany 9-NEW-AMHAZ Rabih-Icam Strasbourg


8 June - Research and industry day - Space, Aeronautics and Ground Transportation: a vision for the future

8:45am – 9:00am : Welcome by Jean-Denis Falise, Director, Icam Toulouse Campus

9:00am – 11:15am: Aeronautics Session

  • 9:00am – 9:45am: Towards Sustainable AviationLaurent Joly, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Aviation – Professor at ISAE-SUPAERO 
  • 9:45am – 10:30am: Future Aircraft: full electrical aircraft or hybridized aircraft, Serge Roques, Distinguished Expert SAFRAN  GROUP
  • 10:30am – 11:15am: Airbus ZEROe Engine Performance and Sizing Lead, Paul-Emile Roux, Aerospace propulsion systems Engineer, Airbus

11:15am – 11:45am: Coffee break

11:45am – 1:15pm: Space Session

  • 11:45am-12:30pm: Horizon 2061: a long term prospective for planetary exploration, Jérémie Lasue, Astronome-Adjoint, IRAP (Astrophysics and Planetology Research Institute)

12:30pm – 2:15pm: Lunch Break

2:15pm – 3:45pm: Ground Transportation

  • 2:15pm – 3:00pm: Automotive e-mobility acceleration is disrupting all power electronics & e-motors transport solutions, Jean-Luc Maté, French Automotive Engineering Association Board member
  • 3:00pm – 3:45pm: Battery and Hydrogen technologies for emission-free trainsYannick Legay, Alstom, Technical Director – Business Development France

3:45pm – 4:00pm: End of the conference

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Visit of the Icam labs


2IRD 2023 – 7 & 8 June 2023 – Toulouse, France

Icam, a French School of Engineering, has 7 campuses in France and 6 overseas, and a strong Research Organisation. Icam’s research vision is to foster and share scientific progress by ensuring a socially-responsible transition for industries into environmentally-friendly new technologies.

All projects share integral ecology as a common denominator – seeking innovation that is not at the expense of humanity and the environment. Progress is aimed at contributing to both technological and social progress, with a focus on the following three key strategic research areas:

For 8 years now, French Icam researcher-lecturers have been gathering every other year to exchange their research and get to know each other.

This 2023, Icam’s research team is partnering with IQS Barcelona to elevate its research on an international scale. All academic research partners are invited to join the International Research Days. 

Scientific Program Committee:

The members of this year’s Scientific Program Committee are :

Energy production, storage and management

  • Jean-Pierre FRADIN, Icam Toulouse Campus
  • Ahmad BATIKH, Icam Toulouse Campus
  • Jérôme SOTO, Icam Nantes Campus
  • Meriem LABOUREL, Icam Nantes Campus
  • Sauro Yagüe, IQS

Innovative structures and materials

  • Hervé LE SOURNE, Icam Nantes Campus
  • Philippe GUY, Icam Toulouse Campus
  • Delphine PRADAL, Icam Lille Campus
  • Grégoire CHABROL, Icam Strasbourg-Europe Campus
  • Marco Antonio PEREZ, IQS
  • Manuel ABAD, IQS

Societal and Technological Transition of Companies

  • Paul-Eric DOSSOU, Icam Grand Paris Sud Campus
  • Simona D’ATTANASIO, Icam Toulouse Campus
  • Yann FERGUSON, Icam Toulouse Campus
  • Llorenç PUIG, SJ, IQS