Jess-participants 2013

JESS 2013 – Participants

Jess-participants 2014

JESS 2014 – Participants

Jess-participants 2015

JESS 2015 – Participants

Temple of Poseidon

Temple of Poseidon

Athens at night

Athens at Night


JESS 2018 – Participants




Sunset over the Aegean Sea

Joint European Summer School 2024

on Fuel Cell, Electrolyser, and Battery Technologies

Introductory classes

The Joint European Summer School JESS 2024 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.

Introductory Classes focus 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 2024 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.

The three Introductory Classes are:

  • High temperature fuel cells and electrolysers (SOFC and SOE),
  • Low temperature fuel cells and electrolysers (PEFC, PEM-ELY, AL-ELY),
  • Battery technology.

In the Introductory Classes, 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 Advanced Classes will offer modules on Fuel Cell Vehicles, Business Development and Innovation, and Hydrogen Safety for more advanced students (please refer to the separate programme). Participants should choose the courses most appropriate to their level of studies and expertise.


17 JUNE 2024