PhD candidate in urbanism in LATTS, she’s studying the way whose local public utilities can be tools for cities to develop urban energy policies in their territory.
Communication : Energy local public utilities, tools of which urban energy governance?


Anne Gagnebien is a qualified researcher working in sciences of the information and the communication. She’s member of the LabSic (Laboratoire des Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication, Paris 13 University). Her thesis entitled Sustainable development: from a conceptual innovation to a communicational innovation was supported in 2012. Her researches concern mainly the spaces of raising awareness with the current dynamics of territorial change and the consumer habits (Gagnebien, Nedjar-Guerre 2015, 2014, 2010).She questions the relations between the public politics and the forms taken by the communication on the sustainable development (Bailleul et Gagnebien 2011 et 2014). She participated in 2014 in the ministerial research project on the national french competition My landscape to the daily life life (Ministry of Ecology, of the Sustainable development and the Energy) with the MICA (Mica : Mediation, Communication, Information, Art – is a research laboratory of the University Bordeaux-Montaigne)
Communication : The energy landscapes.

Ghislaine GALLENGA
Ghislaine Gallenga is a social anthropologist whose research has focused both on the anthropology of firms (including comparative research in the field of public service) and on reflexive anthropology (working on epistemological issues arising from ethnographic relations, empathy, and ethics). She is currently Associate Professor in Anthropology at Aix Marseille University (AMU), and researcher at the Institut d’ethnologie méditerranéenne européenne et comparative (IDEMEC – CNRS 7307), in Aix-en–Provence, France.
Publications : GALLENGA G. et alii, 15 janvier 2014, « Observer la transition énergétique “par le bas“. L’exemple des acteurs du bassin minier de Provence », in Métropolitiques.
Communication : Une centrale thermique en ébullition.

Co-founder of Darwin Ecosystem, Vice President of the Sustainable Development Council of the Urban Community Bordeaux Aquitaine, Administrator of Enercoop and Co-founder of the info platorm

Communication : Innovative metrology and eco-behavior supporting energy transition: the MIUSEEC project within Darwin.

Armondo Garcia-Chiang has a PhD in Sociology, and is a Teacher researcher Departamento de Sociología, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Iztapalapa. He is in charge of 10 oil industry projects (technical assistance).
Publications :
García Chiang A., julio-diciembre 2012, “El diagnóstico social en la industria petrolera. Propuesta metodológica para elaborar un Plan de Responsabilidad Social” in Equilibrio Económico, Revista de Economía, Política y Sociedad. Vol. 8 (2) Núm. 34, p. 203-230 ISSN (versión impresa): 2007-2627; ISSN (versión electrónica): 2007-3666.
García Chiang A., 2014, “Fair trade and local development. A relationship?” in : Ferasso M., Alberto J., Saldanha V., Casarotto Filho N. (dir.), Studies on Industrial Clusters and Local Development, Sarrebruck, Alemania.
Communication : The territorial diagnostic. A methodological tool to territorialize the Corporative Social Responsibility in the Mexican oil industry.

Georgia GAYE
Georgia Gaye works on Flexipac project since june 2013. She studies energy consumption and energy flexibility but she is also focused on user-centered design and participatory processes.
Communication : Smart grid research and the design of their users.

Xavier Gauvin, engineer at the Catholic Faculty of Lyon, holds a Master’s Degree in Management of Technology and Innovation at Grenoble Business School. He joined the Bouygues group in 2009 to work on integration of Information Technologies in housing within the eLab. He manages open innovation projects with the Ideas Lab (CEA – Grenoble, France) on the energy transition. He created and runs for Bouygues Construction a working group focusing on User-Centered Innovation and Design and promotes the contribution of the social sciences in the design phases. He also controls full-scale experiments to study the appropriation by inhabitants of new technological solutions and renewable energy.
Communication : Exploratory Study of IMAGINARY AND USES in housing disconnected from power grids.

Léa Génis was trained in environmental anthropology and ethnoecology at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. Then, she worked as a research assistant at AE&CC Research Unit on a field study about rammed earth retrofitting. Since 2014, she is involved in a PHD on the dynamics of inhabitants building cultures in vernacular houses retrofitting.
Publication :
Buzo A, Cho H. J., Génis L. et Paccoud, G. 2014. « Practices and demands in retrofitting of vernacular rammed earth houses” In Mileto, Vegas, García Soriano & Cristini (Eds) Earthen Architecture : Past, Present and Future. Taylor & Francis Group, London.
Communication « I am a bit of a handyman! »: when homeowners building cultures face political demands in rammed earth houses retrofitting
Case study in Nord Isère.

Fanny Gerbeaud, architect and PhD in sociology, is in charge of research and teaching activities at the Laboratoire PAVE and ENSAP Bordeaux.
Communication : City narratives facing the energy transition: the production of a metropolitan identity in Bordeaux, Cincinnati (USA) and Curitiba (Brazil).

Formerly engineer, Ludovic Gicquel develops since 2011 the activity of “Assistant à Maîtrise d’Usage” (Building use accompaniment). Vie to B website.
Communication : Occupants accompaniment of 5 efficient buildings.

Sabine Girard is geographer (Development of Mountain Territories, Irstea Grenoble). She works on the evolutions of environmental management practices under the double influence of ecologization and regionalization of public policies.
Communication : Dependence, independence and interdependence: a socio-agronomic approach of the commitment of organic farmers in the energy transition.

Patrice GODIER
Patrice Godier, PhD in sociology, researcher at Laboratoire PAVE/Centre Emile Durkheim UMR 5116 is also a teacher at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux (ENSAP Bordeaux). He is co-author (with K.Fitzsimons and G.Tapie) of « Metropolitan areas and sustainable mobility facing of a new energy paradigm: Bordeaux, Curitiba, Cincinnati” (report for the BRAUP, Ministry of Culture and Communication,November 2013,354 pp.).
Communication : City narratives facing the energy transition: the production of a metropolitan identity in Bordeaux, Cincinnati (USA) and Curitiba (Brazil).

Sylvanie Godillon, geographer (PhD at Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne), is an expert on the analysis of inequalities in mobility and the way mobility issues are taken into account by development and planning policies. Her research work also focus on the uses of new mobility services (carsharing, carpooling, etc.) and the latters’ impacts on mobility behaviour.
Communication : What levers to change mobility patterns and reduce energy consumption?

Christophe GOUPIL
Christophe Goupil, 49, is University Professor at the ENSICAEN, France. He is researcher in the Paris Interdisciplinary Energy Research Institute at the University of Paris Diderot ( His research involves modelling and optimization of energy-conversion systems through the finite-time thermodynamics. His recent work has been oriented to propose thermoelectric solutions for a number of industrial projects, as the revalorisation of wasted heat in automotive transports, and heat pumps for households. At the moment, he is working on coupled transport with both theoretical and experimental research. In the last four years, he has participated in five French or European projects (FP7 THETAGEN, FUI 6 RENOTER, FUI 7 SYSPACTE, ANR EESI ISIS, ANR EESI CERES). Christophe Goupil is co-author of 74 papers, 7 chapters in books, 35 international conferences and 3 brevets. Some of their last publications are:
C. Goupil, H. Ouerdane, Y. Apertet. “Thermoélectricité: thermodynamique et applications.” Techniques Ingénieur, BE8080 (2013).
Y. Apertet, H. Ouerdane, A. Michot, C. Goupil, Ph. Lecoeur. “On the efficiency at maximum cooling power.” Europhysics Letters 103, 40001 (2013). doi: 10.1209/0295-5075/103/40001
Y. Apertet, H. Ouerdane, C. Goupil, Ph. Lecoeur. “Irreversibilities and efficiency at maximum power of heat engines: The illustrative case of a thermoelectric generator.” Physical Review E, 85, 3, 031116 (2012).
Communication : A biomimetic analysis for the social patterns of energy usage: an international comparisson.

After graduating from Sciences Po Lyon in 2012, I started my PhD in Political Science within the Lyons Institute of East Asian Studies (IAO). My research focuses on users’ involvement and behaviour change policies in smart grids, with Japanese Smart Communities as case studies. This work is part of a broader research programme conducted jointly by the IAO and the LET (Transport Economics Laboratory), funded by ADEME. One year of fieldwork in Japan has already led to a few publications:
Faivre d’Arcier B., Lecler Y., Granier B., Leprêtre N., 2014, « Des éco-quartiers aux “smart cities” : quel rôle pour l’électro-mobilité ? Une comparaison France-Japon », Note d’avancement du projet SMARTMOB, recherche financée par l’ADEME dans le cadre du GO6 du PREDIT 4.
Granier B., Kudo H., 2014, « Citizen Involvement and Behaviour Change in Smart Cities: The case of Japanese Smart Communities », Conférence annuelle du GEAP, 10-12 septembre, Speyer.
Granier B., 2014, « De la transition écologique à la transition énergétique : une évacuation du politique ? Réflexions sur les expérimentations des “Smart Communities” japonaises », Colloque international : Les chemins politiques de la transition écologique, 27-28 Octobre, ENS de Lyon.
Communication : Reducing domestic energy consumption with smart grids: providing support, advice and incentives to users in Japanese Smart Communities.

Béatrice HAMMER
Statistician, Economist and Sociologist, Béatrice HAMMER works in the R&D Division of EDF as a Senior Researcher.
She begun shooting films in order to disseminate social sciences studies results after having spent 2 years in a Film School (individual training leave). “When energy is lacking” is the first work she shot in this context.
Communication : « When energy is lacking » : a fiction made for disseminating sociological research results about fuel poverty in rural areas.

After an initial interdisciplinary training as an engineer, with a focus on environmental science at the Ecole Polytechnique, Zélia Hampikian continued her studies in urban planning at the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and the French Institute of Urbanism. She is now a PhD candidate in planning at LATTS, funded by the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, under the supervision of Professor Taoufik Souami. Her research focuses on the issue of energy synergies (recovery or sharing of energy between various activities) in urban areas and she seeks to understand their socio-technical functioning.
Communication : Heating the city with companies’ waste heat: a non-linear conception of the urban energy provision challenged by local dynamics. Two case studies in Dunkirk and Marne-la-Vallée.

Prof. J.-M. HAUGLUSTAINE is the Director of the “Energy and Sustainable Development” research unit (Department of Environmental Sciences and Management) of the University of Liege.
Communication : Survey and definition of household behavioural profiles of energy use in Walloon urban houses.

Anders Hayden is an assistant professor in Political Science at Dalhousie University. He is the author of two books.

Publications : Hayden A., 2014, When Green Growth Is Not Enough: Climate Change, Ecological Modernization, and Sufficiency, McGill-Queen’s University Press,
Hayden A., 1999, Sharing the Work, Sparing the Planet: Work Time, Consumption, & Ecology, Zed Books.
Communication : Nova Scotia’s Energy Transition: Ecological Modernization and Energy Security in a Coal-Powered Canadian Province.

Sihame HINI
Sihame HINI, architect by training, enrolled at the UVSQ in 2012 for the Master’s program in Economic Analysis and Risk Governance. In 2013, she began work on a thesis with the title “Fuel poverty in the era of energy transition: strategies for energy renovation of buildings to reduce the phenomenon of fuel poverty. The case of energy renovation of apartment buildings.” She participated in the international francophone conference “Cultures, territories and sustainable development” and wrote an article that will be published in CGDD (Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy) in December 2014.
Communication : Energy sobriety in relation to the restriction of energy consumption: the case of households affected by fuel poverty.

Edith Holländer studied Sociology at the University of Mannheim with focus on quantitative statistics and education. Since 2012 she is working at the Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy Strategies as a scientific officer in the business unit evaluation and socio-economic research. She works on acceptance and communication of innovative energy efficient technologies in households, schools and companies (e.g. LED)Publications :
Edith Holländer, Felipe Toro, Felix Reitze, Sabine Langkau, Annette Roser (2014), “Evaluierung von Umweltinnovationen für Großverbraucher -Markteintrittsbarrieren, Nutzeneinbußen, Umweltrelevanz”. Paper on the 13. Symposium Energieinnovation,, Graz/Austria.
Annette Roser, Edith Holländer, Farikha Idrissova, Ursula Mielicke (2014), “Organisational energy-efficient measures in industry -a neglected energy saving potential. Paper on the eceee industry”. Arnhem, 2th-6th June 2014.
Communication : Challenges with evaluation of school projects in the context of energy efficient refurbishment.

Marc Hudson is in the first year of his PhD at the University of Manchester (Sustainable Consumption Institute). He studies the behaviour of the Australian and United States coal industries as they respond to the regulatory and social threats that climate change brings to their business.
Communication : Toxic Infrastructures: Motorways, Onshore Wind and the Liability of Oldness.

Dr Marfuga Iskandarova is Research Assistant at Kingston University Business School (UK). Marfuga’s research interests include innovation, public policies, emerging technologies, energy transitions and renewable energy.
Publication : Iskandarova, Marfuga (2013) Les pratiques de la construction d’un macro-acteur: le cas de Wave Hub. (Thèse de doctorat), Université d’Exeter.
Communication : Performing wave in policy and technoscience: developing an STS approach in the sociology of energy.