LEPMI Laboratory is in the campus University Grenoble Alpes (UGA). The laboratory has differents tutelles : CNRS, UGA, Grenoble INP and University Savoie Mont Blanc (USMB).
Within LEPMI laboratory, the “Genesis and Use of Durable Energy Interfaces” (GUIDE) team is located in Chambéry, between Geneva, Turin, Lyon and Grenoble. All its members are attached to the University of Savoie Mont-Blanc.
The GUIDE team structures its research activity around the design, implementation, characterization and modelling of polymer materials with high added value. Our approach is initially highly experimental, at different scales of measurement or even with tools developed in-house. These projects frequently lead to the development of modelling tools that describe the interactions between the different relevant scales. These models (mainly numerical, sometimes analytical) are initially validated experimentally. The tools thus developed allow, in a second step:
to optimize materials according to needs to understand the hierarchical relationships between the different scales to define and control the microstructure and thus the macroscopic properties.
Recently, GUIDE has therefore strengthened and broadened its areas of expertise by getting strongly involved in the strategic research fields of renewable energy and environment. Our efforts have focused on the synthesis of polymers with adapted functional properties as well as on the study and modelling of the physical properties of polymers and their long-term behavior.
Within the project SEATBELT, GUIDE team will develop numerical simulations and experimental characterizations to analyze the mechanical behavior of solid-state batteries. All the experimental and numerical results acquired in this study will allow to validate not only the choice of the materials developed for the new generation of batteries but also to propose an optimized assembly mode to reach the performances targeted in the SEATBELT project.