To support its customers, R&D relies on recognized expertise, testing resources that are sometimes unique in the world, and world-class know-how. These innovative solutions are accessible thanks to more than 70 modern, high-performance test, measurement and simulation platforms in all areas of the energy sector. R&D has supercomputers with a computing capacity of 4 Petaflops and major digital simulation software, making it a leading player in these fields.
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EDF LAB PARIS-SACLAY
EDF LAB LES RENARDIÈRES
EDF LAB CHATOU
In the heart of the Paris-Saclay Campus, R&D houses various centres of expertise: vibrational mechanics, software engineering, mathematics and digital simulation, economics of electricity, industrial risk management, NICT and digital and metering architecture, big data processing, client relations, new services creation, and more.
EDF Research and Development Division EDF Lab Paris-Saclay 7 boulevard Gaspard Monge 91120 Palaiseau France Phone: +33 1 78 19 32 00 Click here to get the plan
EDF Lab les Renardières is the largest R&D site within the EDF Group. It is home to some of the world most high-performance test facilities. The research carried outthere is highly varied: energy efficiency in the industry, in buildings and territories, safety and performance improvement in production facilities, reliability and future of electricity networks, etc.
EDF Research and Development Division EDF Lab les Renardières Avenue des Renardières 77250 Ecuelles - Moret-Loing-et-Orvanne France Phone: +33 1 60 73 60 73 Click here to get the plan
EDF Lab Chatou is a long-established R&D site with cutting-edge expertise in hydraulics, renewable energies, nuclear power and environment.
EDF Research and Development Division EDF Lab Chatou 6, quai Watier 78400 Chatou France Phone: +33 1 30 87 72 44 Click here to get the plan
Manchester, Londres,Brighton, Barnwood - EDF Energy R&D UK Centre
Key quote: “The way I see it, science brings delight to the world” .
A fan of science fiction and science in general, engineer Gilles Deleuze - no relation to the famous philosopher - is a graduate of ENSTA in marine environment studies and nuclear engineering, and of Paris Dauphine in technology management and innovation. He is very interested in [...]
Expert in simulation and modelling of complex systems
Key quote: “I’m lucky to be able to conduct academic and innovative research while also helping to implement that research in practical ways. I feel I’m moving the energy world forward, and I'm very proud of that” .
This German-Spanish researcher has joined the R&D network of experts [...]
Specialist in fluid-structure interactions in industrial facilities
Key quote: “I think research is associated with progress”.
A fluttering non-return valve, a vibrating pipe, a cavitating gate valve... This deputy manager of IMSIA and senior mechanics researcher-engineer knows all there is to know about vibrations! He acquired this expertise in the [...]