The Joint European Summer School JESS 2018 offers graduate level courses on selected topics of fuel cells, electrolyser, and battery technologies. This series of summer schools has been ongoing since 2004 and targets an audience of university students (MSc and PhD levels), and post-doctoral researchers. More experienced researchers and engineers wishing to review these technologies and expand their general knowledge, for instance, to suit a newly acquired position or collect credits for a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) scheme are welcome as well. The topical content is tailored to the needs of a diverse audience: newcomers to the field, experienced students, and young professionals.
During the first week (10- 14 September 2018) of Summer School, the main focus will be on the scientific and technological aspects. Starting from the fundamental principles of electrochemistry and thermodynamics, the entire spectrum of materials, design and balance of plant will be covered both from a scientific and an engineering point of view. In addition to the lectures, the participants will be asked to join in student projects where the content of the lectures is applied to a case study to be presented at the end of the week.
The following week (17- 21 September 2018) will offer the Modelling Master Class, and modules on Fuel Cell Vehicles, Business Development and Innovation, and Hydrogen Safety for more advanced students (please refer to the separate programme). The two weeks are conducted independently of each other and students can choose the courses most appropriate to their studies.