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Particpants 2019

Joint European Summer School 2023

on Fuel Cell, Electrolyser, and Battery Technologies

Week 2: 17 – 23 September 2023 (Advances Courses)

The Joint European Summer School JESS 2023 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

Increasing environmental problems with conventional energy technology are stimulating the demand for alternative energy solutions. With air quality reaching catastrophic levels in large cities worldwide, Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles offer the ideal combination of clean power with the amenities of electric drives. Hydrogen use on vehicles, nevertheless, also raises some issues about safe handling. As fuel cells and hydrogen applications, including vehicles, approach technological maturity, developing their business cases becomes crucial in introducing them to the consumer markets.

The Joint European Summer School JESS 2023 addresses these issues by offering high quality graduate level courses on selected topics of vehicle technology, innovation & business development, safe handling of hydrogen, and modelling. 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 expand their general knowledge, for instance, to suit a newly acquired position or collect credits for Continuous Professional Development (CPD). The course 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 and hydrogen applications.

Week 2 (17 – 23 Sept 2023) offers three advanced courses in

  • Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles,
  • Hydrogen Safety
  • Innovation Management and Business Development

During the second week of the Summer School the main focus will be on the technological and innovation aspects. Building on previous student experience, these courses will offer specialised insights into vehicle technology, how to create an own business, and safe handling of hydrogen. The Master Class will give students the opportunity to present their own research projects and discuss problems in modelling and simulation with their lecturers and peers in order to get valuable impulses for their work. 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 University of Birmingham and each carry 3 ECTS points (see below).

The previous week (Week 1) will offer three introductory courses to high and low temperature fuel cells and electrolysers, and battery technology (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.