Electrochemistry: fundamentals and techniques (UTwente Pays-Bas)

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Electrochemistry: fundamentals and techniques (UTwente Pays-Bas) Code de l'UE : HMCH321


1. Introduction, basic principles and theory
2. Thermodynamics of electrochemical cells, losses and efficiency
3. Electrolyte membranes, membrane electrode assemblies
4. Electrode kinetics
5. Different types of batteries and fuel Cells; SOFC, SAFC, PEMFC, DMFC, BioFC, AFC, primary and secondary batteries, etc.
6. Miniaturization and other recent trends
7. Societal relevance and acceptance


- To know basic concepts and design principles of state-of-the-art fuell cells and batteries.
- To understand main transport mechanisms, electrode reactions and interfacial kinetics.
- The ability to describe the different types of fuel cells and batteries, and to mention differences, application areas, operation conditions, and limitations.
- To know major developments in the field of fuel cells and batteries, and future trends.

Formation expérimentale :
- Laboratory classes on electrochemical devices and electromembrane pilots

Pré-requis recommandés

1st year Master EM3E or 1st year master with required knowledge in material science, chemical engineering, numerical simulation and separation science.

Volume horaire

  • CM : 20
  • TD : 10
  • TP : 20


- Lecture notes, slides
- Fuel cell Handbook: U.S. Department of Energy, 2004.

Diplômes intégrant cette UE

En bref

Crédits ECTS 5

Période de l'année

Langue d'enseignement



Contact(s) administratif(s)

Andre AYRAL (andre.ayral @ umontpellier.fr)