The Energy challenge offers a number of activities which give the widest access possible to elements related to the production/consumption and distribution of energy within the twin constraints of the rarefaction of oil and the limitation of greenhouse gases. The first constraint leads to the exploration and development of various replacement energies (nuclear, solar, bio fuels, wind, hydrogen, clean coal…) which meet the new environmental requirements. Furthermore, “intelligent” consumption imposes the adoption of energy savings in all sectors (industrial, residential, tertiary, transportation…) and on the different levels of our society.

Associated laboratories

All the Research Centre laboratories are involved and energy technologies are one of the pillars of our Carnot CS3 Institute with Supélec (Centrale Supélec Science des Systèmes)

  • Energetics and Combustion Laboratory (E.M.2C), CNRS UPR 288 (
  • Chemical Engineering Laboratory
    (In this context, the School has created a Chair of Excellence in Industrial Biotechnologies, based at Châtenay-Malabry and Reims)

The School also has two Chairs in the field of energetics:

  • The EDF Chair “Systems sciences and energy challenges” (in collaboration with Supélec);
  • The Centre for Excellence in Industrial Biotechnologies, located at Châtenay-Malabry and at Reims. 

Third year Options / Career Tracks, Masters, Advanced Masters

Engineer programme:

The School has an option dedicated to energetics in partnership with Supélec.

Other options also introduce this challenge:

  • Physics and Applications
  • Mechanics, Aeronautics and Space
  • Environment, Materials and Life Science
  • Sustainable Development and Construction


Energetics is a theme introduced in two of the Ecole Centrale Paris’ Masters:

  • Master in Engineering Sciences, Field of Energy (ENE)
  • Master in Nuclear Energy (in English)

Advanced Masters:

The School offers 4 Masters introducing the subject of energy:

  • Structure and Aeronautic Systems
  • Sustainable Development and Construction
  • Civil Engineering of Major Energy Installations
  • Dynamics and Automotive Modeling


Core courses:

  • EN1100 – Heat Transfer
  • EN1300 – Applied Thermodynamics TC S6


  • EN1110 – Applied Heat Transfer elective S7
  • EN1120 - Heat Transfer elective S8
  • EN1200 – Fluid Mechanics electives S-, S7 and S8
  • EN1400JA – Combustion modeling and simulation elective S8
  • EN1500IA – Nuclear engineering elective S8
  • EN1600KA – Renewable Energy elective S8
  • EN 1920 - Aerodynamics and Energy Science Laboratory (experimental activity S5, S6)
  • EN2910 - ME - Aircraft Design elective S8
  • PR4300 – Cogeneration and Energy Production elective S8


The « Challenges » conference programme for 2010-2011 was as follows:

  • Introductory conference (Jean Taine, Professor at the Ecole Centrale Paris; Christian Fontanel, Director, Synergies Transformation, EDF Group)

as well as 8 teaching conferences about:

  • energy in buildings
  • hydrogen energy
  • energy and climate change
  • electrical systems
  • the cycle of nuclear combustion
  • the bio fuels
  • energy in air transport
  • concentrated solar energy

Companies incubated at Centrale Paris

Companies now incubated or which have left the incubator

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Jean-François GALLOUIN Phone : +33 1 41 13 14 83 Email :


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