Stéphane THIERS
Age: 35
Current location: Mèze, France
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Web site: http://thiers.stephane.free.fr/en_index.htm
Photo October 2010
DOCTOR in ENERGY STUDIES
ENGINEER in PHYSICS
WORK EXPERIENCE
since 2013 Research and development engineer for IZUBA énergies   (Hérault)
2011-2012 Research work for ARMINES, at Albi Research center on Particulate Solids, Energy and the Environment (RAPSODEE) of the école des mines d'Albi-Carmaux 

- AMMIS (6 months) : Project from the French Intelligent Building and PV Solar Research Programme (HABISOL )
Multicriteria analysis and inverse methods for energy simulation of buildings.
2005-2011 Research work for ARMINES, at Centre for Energy and Processes (CEP) (today called Centre for Energy efficiency of Systems (CES)) from the École des Mines de Paris

- Study for VELUX A/S  (5 months) : Study for a simplified method for the energy performance assessment of windows
- PERFECTION : European Project from the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) (24 months) : Performance indicators for health, comfort and safety on the indoor environment. More information...
- SIMINTHEC : Project from the French Intelligent Building and PV Solar Research Programme (HABISOL ) (34 months) : Simulation and interoperable software tools for thermal and electrical management in buildings.
- VALERIE : Project from the French Intelligent Building and PV Solar Research Programme (PREBAT ) (34 months) : Recovery of energy immediately usable by the building envelope.
- MICRO 15 kWh : Project from the French Energy in Building Research Programme (PREBAT ) (30 months) : Micro-cogeneration and ventilation system adapted to dwellings with very low energy needs.
- ADEME contract (23 months) : Modeling of earth-to-air heat echangers thermal behaviour. Software implementation in (Pléiades+COMFIE). Download the final report 
- Study for Canada Clim  (6 months) : Modeling of earth-to-air heat echangers thermal behaviour.
2004-200512 months mission for SORÉGIES  (Poitiers, France) : Invitations to tender and profitability analysis on wind farm projects. Technico-economic analysis of combined cycle power plants projects.
2000-2002National Service of Cooperation in Tunis (Tunisia) forming children and adults to computer science.
INTERNSHIPS :
20004 months work on theoretical and experimental studies for recycling waste material from electronic industry by pyrolysis in solar oven  (IMP-CNRS, France) (today called PROMES )
1999Three months work on Matlab/Simulink software for simulating fuel cell environment  (CEA Grenoble, France)

PUBLICATIONS
2012 PEUPORTIER B., THIERS S. & GUIAVARCH A. Eco-design of buildings using thermal simulation and life cycle assessment. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol 39, pp. 73-78. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.08.041
THIERS S. Edifici a energia positiva: un contributo alla transizione energetica? AGIEnergia, webjournal online. Article in italian 
THIERS, S. & PEUPORTIER, B. Energy and environmental assessment of two high energy performance residential buildings. Building and Environment, Vol 51, pp. 276-284. doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.11.018
2011 PEUPORTIER, B, THIERS, S. & GUIAVARCH, A. Eco-design of buildings using thermal simulation and life cycle assessment. 6th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES 2011), Dubrovnik, September 2011. Download
MALISANI, P., FAVRE, B., THIERS, S. & PEUPORTIER, B., CHAPLAIS, F. & PETIT, N. Investigating the abilities of various buildings in handling power sheddings. IEEE Power Engineering and Automation Conference (PEAM 2011), Wuhan, September 2011, Vol 2, pp. 393-397. doi:10.1109/PEAM.2011.6134968 Download
GAALOUL, S., DELINCHANT, B., WURTZ, F., THIERS, S. & PEUPORTIER, B. Strong Coupling of a Building Thermal Model With a Controlled Electrical Heater for an Hybrid Energy Simulation. ELECTRIMACS 2011 Conference, Cergy-Pontoise, June 2011. Download
2010 GAALOUL, S., DELINCHANT, B., WURTZ, F., THIERS, S. & PEUPORTIER, B. Couplage d'un modèle thermique issu de COMFIE avec un chauffage régulé électriquement pour une simulation temporelle hybride à pas variable. IBPSA-France Conference, Moret-sur-Loing, November 2010. Download  
THIERS, S., THELLIER, F., LABAUME, D., Aoun, B., LAVOYE, F. & PEUPORTIER, B. Conception d'un système de chauffage adapté aux logements à très faibles besoins énergétiques : microcogénération et ventilation double-flux. IBPSA-France Conference, Moret-sur-Loing, November 2010. Download 
THIERS, S., AOUN, B. & PEUPORTIER, B. Experimental characterization, modeling and simulation of a wood pellet micro-combined heat and power unit used as a heat source for a residential building. Energy and Buildings, Vol. 42 (6), pp. 896-903. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2009.12.011
2009AOUN, B., THIERS, S. & PEUPORTIER, B. Experimental Characterization of a Micro-CHP unit based on a Stirling Engine, fueled by Wood Pellets. 14th International Stirling Engine Conference (ISEC 2009), Groningen, the Netherlands, November 2009. Download
THIERS, S. & PEUPORTIER, B. Life cycle assessment of a positive energy house in France. Proceedings of CISBAT 2009 , 2-3 September 2009, Lausanne, Switzerland. Download the article | Download the presentation
PEUPORTIER, B., THIERS, S. & AGGERI, F. Vers un habitat à énergie positive. Éclairages sur notre futur commun, revue du Réseau de Recherche sur le Développement Soutenable d'Île-de-France (R2DS ). No 2, February 2009. Download 
PEUPORTIER, B. & THIERS, S. Les maisons passives sont-elles confortables ? écologiques ? Revue CVC, No 857, January-February 2009.
2008THIERS, S. & PEUPORTIER, B. Bilans énergétique et environnemental simulés d'un bâtiment passif équipé d'un échangeur air-sol, en Picardie. IBPSA-France Conference, Lyon, November 2008. Download 
THIERS, S. Energy and environmental assessments of energy-producing buildings. PhD Thesis. MINES ParisTech. 254 p., November 2008.
THIERS, S. & PEUPORTIER, B. Thermal and environmental assessment of a passive building equipped with an earth-to-air heat exchanger in France. Solar Energy, Vol. 82 (9), 820-831. doi:10.1016/j.solener.2008.02.014
2007THIERS, S. & PEUPORTIER, B. Modélisation thermique d'un échangeur air-sol pour le rafraîchissement de bâtiments. Thematic day SFT-IBPSA-France, Aix-les-Bains, april 2007. Download 
Poster : "Système de micro-cogénération et de ventilation adapté aux logements à très faibles besoins énergétiques (Micro 15 kWh)". PREBAT Conference , Aix-les-Bains, march 2007. Download 
2006PEUPORTIER, B. & THIERS, S. Des éco-techniques à l'éco-conception des bâtiments. Thematic day SFT-IBPSA-France, Chambéry, march 2006. Download 

TEACHING
2010-2011 - Direction of two groups of 5 engineering students (M2 level) from EPF  for the EcoFriendly Project "water cooling of PV panels" and "concentrated PV"
- Solar Energy (15h) to engineering students (M2 level) at EPF  (Energy-Environment speciality)
- Direction of a group of engineering students (M2 level) at MINES ParisTech for a one-week course session Lifecycle of energy systems
- Lecture and practical sessions in the teaching unit ENF 111 Renewable energies in low-energy buildings at CNAM of Paris: Biomass energy and cogeneration (3h), Environmental and economical assessment of positive energy buildings (3h).
2009 - Direction of a group of 5 engineering students (M2 level) from EPF  for the EcoFriendly Project "Integration of solar collectors to a swimingpool to be renovated"
- Eco-design of buildings (15h) to engineering students (M2 level) at EPF  (Environment and Innovative Engineering speciality)
- Solar Energy (9h) to engineering students (M2 level) at EPF  (Environment and Innovative Engineering speciality)
- Solar Energy (9h) to engineering students (M2 level) at EPF  (Energy-Environment speciality)
- Fuel cells (6h) to engineering students (M2 level) at EPF  (Energy-Environment speciality)
- Lecture and practical sessions in the teaching unit ENF 111 Renewable energies in low-energy buildings at CNAM of Paris: Biomass energy and cogeneration (3h), Environmental and economical assessment of positive energy buildings (3h).
- Direction of a group of engineering students (M2 level) at MINES ParisTech for a one-week course session Lifecycle of energy systems
- Initiation to building dynamic simulation tools (Izuba softwares: Alcyone, Pléiades+COMFIE, Equer) (4h) to engineering students (M2 level) at INSA of Rennes (speciality Civil and Urban Engineering)
2008 - Direction (15h) of a group of 5 engineering students (M2 level) from EPF  for the EcoFriendly Project "Feasibility study of building-integrated PV modules at EPF (sequel)"
- Solar Energy (9h) to engineering students (M2 level) at EPF  (Energy-Environment speciality)
- Fuel cells (6h) to engineering students (M2 level) at EPF  (Energy-Environment speciality)
- Direction (15h) of a group of 5 engineering students (M1 level) from EPF  for the EcoFriendly Project "Feasibility study of building-integrated PV modules at EPF"
- Direction of a group of engineering students (M2 level) at École des Mines de Paris for a one-week course session Lifecycle of energy systems
2007 - Direction of a group of engineering students (L3 level) at École des Mines de Paris for a General Integration Module about "factor 4 buildings"
- Solar Energy (9h) to engineering students (M2 level) at EPF  (Energy-Environment speciality)
- Fuel cells (6h) to engineering students (M2 level) at EPF  (Energy-Environment speciality)
- Solar energy (4h) to students from CESI of Bagneux 
- Leading of a group of engineering students (M2 level) at École des Mines de Paris for a one-week course session Lifecycle of energy systems
2006 - Solar Energy (9h) to engineering students (M2 level) at EPF  (Energy-Environment speciality)
- Fuel cells (9h) to engineering students (M2 level) at EPF  (Energy-Environment speciality)

EDUCATION

2005-2008 PhD in Energy Studies with honors from MINES ParisTech under supervision of Dr. Bruno Peuportier .
Title : Energy and environmental assessments of energy-producing buildings
2003-2004"Mastère spécialisé" in Energy Management and Engineering  from the École des Mines de Paris
1997-2000Engineer diploma from Grenoble National Engineering School for Physics (ENSPG, nowadays called PHELMA) a school from Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP)
Option : Energetic and Nuclear Engineering 
1995Baccalauréat (French secondary school diploma) with Honors. Majors in Maths and Physics

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