Eco-efficient and safer energy production and storage are key issues for our society. All-solid-state electrochemical energy conversion devices such as batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, and electrolyzers are of interest thanks to their outstanding performances, durabillity, and safety. Finely understanding all the phenomena at stake in these devices within the active materials and at the interfaces is of importance.

In this context, the grEnoble eNerGy conversIoN & storagE (ENGINE2019) Winter School offers a theoretical and practical training related to architectured materials and electrochemistry across all relevant length scales(from local (nm) to bulk (cm)).

ENGINE2019 will takes place in Grenoble (France) from Monday, February 25 to Friday, March 1st 2019. The school is open to students (PhDs, post-doctoral fellows), researchers, engineers, and technicians from academia and industry interested to get a deeper theoretical and practical knowledge on materials science for energy applications.

For its first edition, ENGINE2019 will focus on few Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and related devices:

  • LMPB : Lithium Metal Polymer Batteries.

  • PEMFC : Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells.

  • SOFC / SOEC : Solid Oxide Fuel Cells / Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Cells.

  • SuperCap : SuperCapacitors.  

ENGINE2019 is organized by a team of internationally-recognized scientists of Grenoble are specialized in materials science and electrochemistry from:

- LEPMILaboratoire d’Electrochimie et de Physico-chimie des Matériaux et des  Interfaces (CNRS, Grenoble-INP, UGA, USMB).
- SyMMES: Systèmes Moléculaires et nanoMatériaux pour l’Energie et la Santé (CNRS/CEA/UGA).
- LITEN: Laboratoire d'Innovation pour les Technologies des Energies nouvelles et les Nanomatériaux (CEA).
- KIC InnoEnergy France.
- ESRF: European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

The school is divided into:

  • Courses. From fundamental to advanced characterization techniques in electrochemistry.
  • Seminars & Invited talks. State-of-the-art, recent advances, and key issues in materials science, and electrochemistry for energy storage devices. In addition, some of the invited speakers will also focus on the activity in Electrochemistry of the SCF (Société Chimique de France), the importance of intellectual property as well as the research in Europe (KIC InnoEnergy).
  • Practicals/Exhibition. Practical setups will be showcased at LEPMI lab. by researchers and industrial sponsors to detail experimental measurements and to properly analyze the data. (See Practicals/Exhibits section)
  • ESRF tour. A tour of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility that will consist in a presentation seminar followed by a visit of X-ray beamlines.
  • Poster Sessions. Each attendee will have the opportunity to present his/her work during one of the two poster sessions that will rhythm the week-long winter school.

- Note: due to the ESRF tour, ENGINE 2019 is restricted to about 50 attendees on a "first come - first served" basis.


Important date

Extended deadline for early-bird registration including the ESRF visit:
February 8th, 2019

- Note: Registration is only valid after payment. See Registration section.

- Note: website last update on January 28, 2019.



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