Joint European Summer School JESS 2014

Joint European Summer School on Fuel Cell, Electrolyser and Battery Technologies

Tuesday 01 Apr 14

Organising committee JESS 2014

Prof. Rüdiger-A. Eichel, FZ Jülich GmbH

Prof. Søren Linderoth, DTU Energy Conversion

Prof. Robert Steinbecker-Wilckens, U Birmingham

The Joint European Summer School JESS 2014 on Fuel Cell, Electrolyser and Battery Technologies will be held 21.-27. September 2014 in the beautiful Greek city of Rethymno, Crete. Once again, it will provide highly condensed high level courses on selected topics.

The Summer School JESS 2014 is a joint cooperation between FZ Jülich GmbH, DTU Energy Conversion and the University of Birmingham which 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 chemically through electrolysis and fuel cells. Therefore, these technologies are predestined to play a major role in the energy production infrastructure of the near future.

During the Summer School, the main focus will be on the 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 an engineering point of view as well as from a modelling perspective. The technological courses will be augmented by more general lectures on energy policies and socio-economics.

In addition to the lectures, the participants will be asked to join in student projects where the content of the lectures can be applied to a case study to be presented at the end of the week.

All the lectures will be presented by highly acclaimed experts within the research fields from various universities, research centres and industry. The Summer School targets students and young professionals within the fields of fuel cells and batteries.

The lecture language will be in English and among the lecturers are Dr. L.G.J. de Haart, Prof. Rüdiger-A. Eichel, Prof. Anke Hagen, Prof. Robert Steinberger-Wilckens, Prof. Tejs Vegge, Prof. Hans-Dieter Wiemhöfer and several others.

For updates and information, please go to, you can also download the JESS flyer here or contact the Secretariat for the organization at

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