Sponsors 2019

Regarding COVID-19:
The organisers are aware of the uncertainty regarding travel planning across the world.
Nevertheless, restrictions are being lifted and we are definitely planning for an 'in person' meeting in Athens in Sept 2020. We have already received a large number of registrations and if you want to secure your place, you should register soon.
In the event of (now) unforeseen circumstances, though, that prevent JESS going ahead physically, we will conduct the modules by distance-learning, i.e. online. If we take this decision, anyone already registered will have the option to cancel free of charge. The fee for participation in distance-learning mode will be markedly reduced. Any difference in fees will be immediately and fully reimbursed.
Note that if JESS takes place in Athens as usual and as planned, online access will not be an option.

The latest guidelines for traveling to Greece and JESS in particular can be found at the COVID info page





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Joint European Summer School 2020

on Fuel Cell, Electrolyser, and Battery Technologies

Week 1: 7 – 11 September 2020 (Basic courses)

The Joint European Summer School JESS 2020 will be held near the beautiful city of Athens on the coast of the Aegean sea. Once again, it will provide highly condensed high level courses on selected topics.

The Summer School focuses on:

Introduction to Fuel Cell, Electrolyser, and Battery Technologies

The increase in energy production from renewable sources creates a demand for energy storage technologies. Storage and conversion can be accomplished electrochemically: in batteries or through electrolysis and fuel cells. Therefore, these technologies are poised to play a major role in the energy supply infrastructure of the near future.

The Joint European Summer School JESS 2020 addresses these issues by offering high quality 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. We also welcome 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. The topical content is tailored to the needs of a diverse audience: newcomers to the field, experienced students, and young professionals working at the forefront of fuel cell, electrolyser, and battery applications.

Week 1 (7 – 11 Sept 2020) offers three introductory courses to

  • High temperature fuel cells and electrolysers (SOFC and SOE),
  • Low temperature fuel cells and electrolysers (PEM and alkaline),
  • Battery technology.

During the first week 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.

These courses are accredited at the three universities organising the Summer School and each carry 3 ECTS points (see below).

The following week (Week 2) 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.