Teaching is an integral part of my professional life. It brings me balance and fulfills me in so many ways: the pleasure a sharing, the meaning it gives to my work, the challenge of communicating and involving others.
I’m currently responsible for climate science and energy tutorials and projects in the Mechanics Department of École Polytechnique. I also take part in the Executive Education of the school.
In designing new materials, I start by defining clear learning outcomes and then develop exercises stimulating an array of abilities found in different students (visuals, writings, notebooks, reverse teaching, etc.).
Climate Change & Energy Transition (Master 2)
I have designed, and supervise for the second year, the tutorials of the Climate Change & Energy Transition course for the Master’s students at École Polytechnique. The objective is to help students from varied international education assimilate key interdisciplinary concepts to grasp the challenges of the climate crisis and energy transformations. At the end of the course, students should be able to manipulate orders of magnitudes and key figures to shade a critical eye on climate mitigation strategies.
This has motivated me to rely on an array of approaches, from visuals to interactive notebooks and data analysis, to stimulate different learning abilities found in different students. For that purpose, I have developed Jupyter notebooks based on an energy-balance model that I have developed, allowing students to apply the concepts of equilibrium climate sensitivity, transient climate response and scenarios while understanding the understanding the greenhouse effect and the role of feedback mechanisms.
Want to try the first tutorials on Binder?
to do the notebook on the equilibrium climate sensitivity to greenhouse-gas emissions (may take a few minutes to launch). Click here to open the associated tutorial.
to do the notebook on the transient climate response to greenhouse-gas emissions (may take a few minutes to launch). Click here to open the associated tutorial.
Wind, solar and hydraulic resources
I teach this class to Master 2 engineering students with the objective for them learn dealing with the spatio-temporal variability of the renewable energy production in relation to meteorology and economic output.
My role is to suggest two broad topics for two groups of students to work on, while offering them the possibility to lead their project towards issues they define themselves. I have designed the projects to help them grasp the systemic impacts of the variability of renewable energy systems.
Formation to ecologic issues
We are developing a formation to train students of École Polytechnique to environmental challenges. In order for all the first-year engineering students to be introduced to these issues, we organize a mandatory two-day training. The first morning, we initiate the training with a Climate Collage, an interactive and pedagogical workshop. I take part in this organization and I am responsible for involving the staff of the campus to the animation of the workshop.
Wind turbine performance and wind characterization under outdoor conditions
This tutorial is part of a training targeted at entrepreneurs willing to do business in the renewable energy sector.
It relies on a series of notebooks designed to walk through all the steps that a wind-energy promoter would have to go through in order to assess the wind-energy potential of a site under outdoor conditions. The participants learn to apply different methodologies to evaluate and criticize production estimates from real data.
- En doctorat (2018-), Ayat-Allah Bouramdane
Apport du stockage aux énergies renouvelables au Maroc en réponse à la variabilité climatique.
- En Master’s (2018), Daeyoung Kim
Impact du changement climatique sur le mix énergétique renouvelable italien.
- En Master’s (2016), Mariët Hebbink
Transition stochastique de la circulation méridienne de retournement Atlantique.
- En Master’s (2015), Fiona van der Burgt
Indicateur d’alerte des blocages atmosphériques barotropes à partir d’opérateurs de transfert.