CEA Tech

CEA Tech is a research and technology organization based in France, gathering 4,500 researchers, with an annual operating budget of more than 600 million euros. CEA Tech’s three institutes — Leti, Liten, and List — develop a broad portfolio of technologies for ICT, energy, and healthcare. CEA Tech leverages a unique innovation-driven culture and unrivalled expertise to develop and disseminate new technologies for industry, effectively bridging the gap between the worlds of research and business. More than 50 high-tech start-ups have been created by CEA Tech over the past 10 years.

Dr. Julie Mougin

Graduated from Grenoble Institute of Technology (INPG) in Electrochemistry, she obtained a PhD in Materials Science and gained industrial experience in the field of the development of materials for the energy market and the automotive market. She joined CEA Tech in 2005 as the head of the SOFC/SOEC testing and characterization research group. From January 2010 to December 2014, she was leading the Hydrogen Technologies Laboratory. From January 2014 to December 2017, she was leading the Hydrogen Components and Systems Section, focused on hydrogen production (based on SOEC technology but also characterizing PEM and alkaline electrolysers), storage (hydrides) and fuel cells, with also some skills in techno-economical and life cycle assessment to support those developments and more generally renewable energies technologies. She is currently head of the Hydrogen Technologies Laboratory.
She is in charge at CEA Tech of the SOEC programme since 2009, from cells to systems through stack developments; including advanced characterizations and multi scale/multi physics modelling to make the link between materials/microstructures and properties (performance and degradation).
This programme also covers co-electrolysis of steam and CO2 to produce syngas which can subsequently be transformed into various synthetic fuels, and reversible operation (i.e. electrolysis or fuel cell mode to store intermittent renewable energies).
She is a senior expert at CEA Tech in the field of SOFC/SOEC and regularly performs missions of expertise of projects for different funding agencies (national and international). She is an active member of international standardisation groups and directly contributes in the process of writing standards in the field of SOFC/SOEC testing.
She was coordinator of the FCH-JU European RAMSES project dealing with the development of Metal Supported SOFCs, and is currently coordinator of the INSIGHT project, focused on monitoring and diagnostic tools for SOFC system and of the REFLEX project, dealing with the development of an innovative reversible solid oxide cell system to store and locally reuse intermittent renewable energies in buildings. She is also project manager of several industrial projects in SOEC/SOFC.

Dr. Laurent Bedel

Laurent Bedel graduated from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble in materials science and electrochemistry (1997).

He is currently in charge of the development of activities on power-to-X and heat-exchanger reactors at CEA Tech. He played a major role in CEA Tech for initiating R&D projects in this field, for instance: InnoEnergy CO2-SNG project in Poland, Jupiter 1000 demonstration project in France, and H2020 Heat-to-Fuel project.

He is a member of the steering committee of the French Power-to-Gas club and in charge of the working group on technologies.