On successful completion of the course, the student should be able to
gain an advanced understanding of hydrogen, electrolysis, fuel cells, batteries, and thermoelectrics, the various types available and how they work
have knowledge of the basic principles of operation allowing the students to appreciate the advantages and benefits over conventional energy systems
measure current-voltage and power curves for PEM, SOFC and AFC fuel cells
design and build a fuel cell and test it
understand battery technologies especially lithium ion batteries (LIB)
understand the charge - discharge characteristics of LIBs and gain some practical experience of their characteristics
understand the operation of thermoelectric modules (TEGs), their uses and energy harvesting
gain some practical experience with thermoelectric generators and coolers
The hydrogen economy - hydrogen production methods focusing on water electrolysis
Electrolyser technologies - PEM and AEL, SOEC
Hydrogen storage methods - compressed gas, hydride systems
Fuel cell systems - PEM, SOFC, AFC
Fuel cell system engineering and control
Fuel cells in transport and stationary applications
Fuel processing methods
Single cell design and testing
Major battery technologies for transport and stationary applications
Lithium ion batteries (LIB) - their use, characteristics and recycling
Thermoelectricity and materials, Peltier effect, Seebeck effect
Thermoelectric cells, systems and applications
Lectures, exercises and laboratory work with main emphasis on project-based learning. Part of the syllabus must be read as self-study. Estimated work load for the average student is approximately 200 hours.
Satisfactory submission of a project report and completion of exercises done in group. Information will be given in the Canvas at the beginning of the course.
Assessment methods and criteria
Portfolio. Group graded assessment. The group as a whole is graded. Further information about contents and weighting of the report will be given in Canvas at the beginning of the semester.
The person responsible for the course decides, in cooperation with student representative, the form of student evaluation and whether the course is to have a midway or end of course evaluation in accordance with the quality system for education, chapter 4.1.”
Offered as Single Standing Module
Yes, if there are places available.
Admission Requirement if given as Single Standing Module
Admission requirements for the course are the same as for the master’s programme in Renewable energy.