Established in 2020, the Laboratory of Fluid and Energy Systems Engineering (LIFSE - 202023534Y) is a joint research unit between the École Nationale Supérieures d’Arts et Métiers and Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers. Its field of action ranges from fundamental research to applied research to meet the growing number of scientific and technological challenges. LIFSE also responds to the demands of the socio-economic world through national and European research programs or industrial research projects.
The specificity of LIFSE lies in research that combines different disciplinary fields and approaches in order to design, analyze and improve the efficiency of innovative and environmentally friendly fluid and energy systems while maintaining optimal performance and low levels of pollution and noises. The main research areas of LIFSE revolve around hydrodynamics, aerodynamics, acoustics, thermics and thermodynamics, particularly implemented for the development of turbomachines.
These research areas are located in the sectors of renewable energy, sustainable mobility, aeronautics and space, processes and health. The complementary approaches of the laboratory: theoretical, numerical and experimental, allow to develop knowledge and expertise in fluid engineering in order to meet the challenges of the energy transition.
LIFSE relies on the CONFLUENCE technological platform, providing high-tech equipment and simulation tools, some of which have advanced technological maturity levels (TRL higher than five). The laboratory has about 50 members including professors, engineers, technicians, post-doctoral and doctoral students. The laboratory also welcomes many foreign researchers every year.