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.

Within these societal and technological contexts, it is of importance to finely understand all the phenomena at stake in the devices within the active materials and at their different constituting interfaces. The grEnoble eNerGy conversIoN & storagE (ENGINE2019) Winter School offers a theoretical and practical training in architectured materials and electrochemistry across all relevant length scales (from local (nm) to experimental cell (cm)).

This winter school will takes place in the city of Grenoble (France) from Monday, February 25 to Friday, March 1st 2019. ENGINE2019, researchers, engineers, and technicians from academia and industry interested to get a deeper theoretical and practical knowledge on materials science and electrochemistry for energy applications.

For its first edition, the ENGINE2019  winter school will focus on the understanding and electrochemical characterizations of a few Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and related devices, namely:

  • 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 supported by a team of internationally-recognized scientists of Grenoble in materials science and electrochemistry from Laboratoire d’Electrochimie et de Physico-chimie des Matériaux et des Interfaces (UMR5279-LEPMI, CNRS/Grenoble-INP/UGA/USMB), Systèmes Moléculaires et nanoMatériaux pour l’Energie et la Santé (UMR5819-SyMMES, CNRS/CEA/UGA), Laboratoire d'Innovation pour les Technologies des Energies nouvelles et les Nanomatériaux (LITEN, CEA), KIC InnoEnergy France and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF). (See Organizing Committee and Speakers sections for details).

The school is divided into:

  • Courses: from fundamental/basics to advanced characterization techniques in electrochemistry in order to provide key knowledge and advanced skills.

  • Seminars: state-of-the-art, recent advances, and key issues in materials science, electrochemistry and their application to energy storage devices.

  • Practicals/Exhibition: Experimental setups will be used and showcased at LEPMI laboratory to give insight of the complexity of the instrumentation, measurements and tips to extract key parameters and figures of merit. (See TP/Exhibit section)

  • ESRF tour: a unique on-site tour of this European large scale facility that consists of a seminar on synchrotron X-ray techniques followed by a visit of some beamlines.

  • Talks: Speakers and invited speakers will provide an overview of the importance of intellectual property as well as a panorama of research in electrochemistry in France and in Europe.

  • 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

January 31st, 2019 : Deadline for early bird registration & deadline for ESRF visit registration.

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



For any questions please send an email to the organizing commitee email address:



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