MOSISS faces

Morteza Ahmadivala


Morteza joined the MOSISS collaborative project in March 2021. It is working on identifying the risks of in-service monitoring system failures that may affect the operation of floating electrical substations.

After a bachelor’s and master’s degree in marine mechanical engineering at the Polytechnic University of Tehran, Morteza worked as an engineer in Iran for one year, then in Turkey for three years. From 2017 to 2020, he is doing a PhD at the University of Clermont Auvergne on maintenance planning of civil engineering structures based on reliability analysis. Franck Schoefs, professor at the University of Nantes and scientific leader of several projects coordinated by France Energies Marines, is one of the rapporteurs for his thesis. He presented her with the post-doctorate offered under the MOSISS project. Morteza then applied for and obtained the position. His strong motivation to do research in the field of marine renewable energies was the main driving force behind his approach. He remembers spending his 35th birthday on the road, when he moved from Clermont-Ferrand to Saint-Nazaire! Morteza appreciates the good working atmosphere and the simplicity of the exchanges with the teams of the Institut de Recherche en Génie Civil et Mécanique and of France Energies Marines. In the future, he is keen to continue to contribute to the development of green energy, ideally as a teacher-researcher, always at the service of future generations.

Florian Dupriez-Robin


Florian joined the France Energies Marines team in July 2021 as a research project leader on risk analysis and reliability of ORE systems. He is leading the MOSISS project which brings together seven public and private partners.

With his French university diploma of technology in electrical engineering and industrial computing in hand, Florian studied engineering at Polytech Nantes. During his final year, he took the opportunity to do a research master’s degree, which enabled him to start a PhD at the Nantes-Atlantique Institute of Electrical Energy Research. His work focused on the definition of a methodology for design a hydride propulsion system for a sailing boat. At the end of his PhD, he worked for four years in several design offices before joining CEA Tech in Pays de la Loire in 2014. His research then focused on the design and control of electrical systems powered by renewable energy, in particular using so-called Power-Hardware In the Loop tests. This involves testing a system performing power conversion (electrical, thermal, mechanical, chemical) whose hardware environment is emulated: the inputs and outputs of the system under test are connected to power equipment controlled by a computer that reproduces the operation of the expected environment. In this context, Florian is actively contributing to the creation of a technological platform dedicated to smart grids. He is also supervising three PhD with highly applied subjects: integration of electricity generated using a wave system into the grid, making the Ushant Island autonomous by using 100% offshore renewable energy production, and optimising the production of electricity using a diesel generator and photovoltaic technology for isolated tropical sites applied to an African village. Wishing to pursue R&D activities in his field of expertise and to remain connected to ORE, he decided to apply to France Energies Marines in March 2021, and joined the team three months later.

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