Single-Course English 5 ECTS

Electrochemical energy technologies

Overall Course Objectives

To provide the student with an engineering toolbox related to electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies. The student will learn theoretical and experimental methodologies used in relation to electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies, as well as how to relate the basic device functionalities with material and microstructural properties. This will provide insight into, e.g. capabilities and limitations of these technologies, which contributes to meeting UN’s seventh sustainable development goal on affordable and clean energy. The student will also learn to perform a simple technoeconomic assessment of energy technologies for specific applications.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain key functionalities and materials requirements for electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies
  • Utilize key concepts of electrochemistry
  • Relate electrochemical functionality with materials chemistry and micro-structure
  • Apply thermodynamic and kinetic governing equations behind energy conversion and storage devices
  • Apply relevant electrochemical methods to determine key characteristics and measure the performance of electrochemical devices
  • Analyze materials and device properties using computational and experimental tools
  • Apply key sustainability and techno-economic concepts across multiple energy conversion and storage technologies
  • Apply technical research methods to solve real-life challenges
  • Apply technical and research-relevant presentation techniques

Course Content

The course introduces several electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies and links their functionality with the specific material composition, microstructure, and physical/chemical operating conditions. The course is organized in three connected blocks. 1) Short lectures with open discussion and exercises of different theoretical and experimental methodologies connected with electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices. 2) A lab project in which electrochemical devices are tested using relevant electrochemical methods such as cyclic voltammetry, chronopotentiometry, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, employing 3-electrode cells and button cells. 3) A 3-week long group project where the students will address current energy challenges using experimental, computational, or techno-economic analysis methods.

Recommended prerequisites


Teaching Method

Lectures, exercises, assignments, laboratory exercises, group-based projects



Students from BSc in General Engineering will be given priority to the course.
This is a specialization course following course 47202 (Introduction to future energy) with emphasis on electrochemistry, materials, processes, design, techno-economics, and experimental/computational methods for fuel/electrolysis cells and batteries.

Limited number of seats

Minimum: 10, Maximum: 40.

Please be aware that this course has a minimum requirement for the number of participants needed, in order for it to be held. If these requirements are not met, then the course will not be held. Furthermore, there is a limited number of seats available. If there are too many applicants, a pool will be created for the remainder of the qualified applicants, and they will be selected at random. You will be informed 8 days before the start of the course, whether you have been allocated a spot.

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13 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 47205
Course type Bachelor
Semester start Week 5
Semester end Week 19
Days Wed 8-12

7.500,00 DKK

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