Role

ESIEE Paris  is a School of Electrical Engineering, under the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris (CCIP), which is the legal entity in this consortium.  Within ESIEE Paris, the research group “Sensors and Measurement Microsystems” (CMM) is involved in this project. Research activity of ESIEE’s CMM group is focused on experimental study of ultra-miniature sensing devices and the physical phenomena involved in these devices. Of special interest is the analysis of natural resources, including oil, water and air quality as well as rheological properties of complex fluids. These can be studied at the micro-scale using miniaturized devices. Original micro-analysis tools are developed for this purpose in the Lab-On-Chip format. This is the seed of the application field of focus chosen by the team: the urban environment.

ESIEE Paris is co-founder of Université Paris-Est (UPE), the Research and Higher Education Pole (PRES) which gathers all Research and Higher Education institutions of Eastern Paris Area. Among these institutions, IFSTTAR is the leader of the PROTEUS consortium and also a long-term partner of ESIEE. Together with ESIEE Paris, joint research programme have been launched, bringing synergy between ICT and smarter cities. In particular, ESIEE Paris, together with IFSTTAR, CSTB and LPICM/CNRS-Ecole Polytechnique, are the co-laureates of an “Excellence Equipement (EquipEx), a 9 M€ project granted in 2011 by the French National Research Agency (ANR). This project, “SENSE CITY”, consists of an experimental platform for testing sensor networks, for a better understanding of problems related to the Sustainable City.

Expectations

Through the PROTEUS project, ESIEE Paris is consolidating his long-term strategic plan focusing on miniaturized sensing microsystems dedicated to the environment. This PROTEUS project is an opportunity for ESIEE to extend its experience on micro and nano-sensors for water quality monitoring. It complements well the technological portfolio, which is based mainly on optical and optofluidic technologies. One of the specific features of the sensors considered in the PROTEUS project is the electrical transduction of the micro-sensors, which involves challenging electro-thermal and electro-chemical phenomena and related issues regarding performance and reliability.

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