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Main Research Activities

The advent of slurry redox flow batteries for grid storage allows utilization of active materials used in portable lithium ion batteries for large scale applications. Such a system lies in the overlap of fluid dynamics, electrochemistry, and particle suspension dynamics, making optimization a highly complex multidisciplinary challenge. The goal of this thesis is to build an in-house modeling tool based on kinetic monte carlo to capture different physical phenomena to generate an optimized redox flow battery with appropriate composition of active material and conducting carbon suspension in electrolyte. The project is built on the basis of expertise in electrochemistry from LRCS, mathematics in LAMFA and the modeling platform MeCS, UPJV, Amiens in collaboration with expertise in microfluidics from BMBI, UTC, Compiègne.

Academic Training

  • PhD (Prof. Alejandro Franco(LRCS), Dr. Anne-Virginie Salsac (BMBI,UTC, Compiègne), 2015-2018, Sujet: Optimization of Redox Flow Batteries through modeling and experiment)
  • Ingenieur d’etude (Prof. Alejandro Franco, Mathieu Morcrette (LRCS), Sujet: Optimization of fabrication of battery electrodes through modelling)
  • Master : Erasmus Mundus, MESC  (Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage), 2012-2014

(S1,S4 : Aix-Marseille Universite, S2 :Warsaw University of Technology, S3 :Universite de Picardie Jules Verne)


Professional skills

Developing in-house Monte Carlo model in Python. Electrochemical cycling of slurry electrodes

Running Projects

WONDERFUL/ 3 years / Region Picardie


Interphases in Electroactive Suspension Systems: where Chemistry meets Mesoscale Physics

Garima Shukla, Alejandro Franco

Batteries & Supercaps, 2019

Handling Complexity of Semi-solid Redox Flow Battery Operation Principles Through Mechanistic Simulations

Garima Shukla, Alejandro A. Franco

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2018

Multiscale Simulation Platform Linking Lithium Ion Battery Electrode Fabrication Process with Performance at the Cell Level

Alain Ngandjong, Alexis Rucci, Mariem Maiza, Garima Shukla, Jorge Gabriel Vazquez-Arenas, and Alejandro A. Franco

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2017

Self-organization of Electroactive Suspensions in Discharging Slurry Batteries: A Mesoscale Modeling Investigation

Garima Shukla, Diego Del Olmo Diaz, Vigneshwaran Thangavel, Alejandro A. Franco

Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2017

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