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The 6th international summer school on solid oxide fuel cells will be organised as a part of the EU Integrated Project LargeSOFC’s training and educational programme. This summer school is targeted at newcomers to the field, experienced students and young professionals. Separate introductory courses will allow for catching up on basic topics. Therefore the course is suitable for students of graduate and PhD level. It is also helpful for young professionals, technicians and more experienced researchers wishing to review solid oxide fuel cell system technology and expand their knowledge. It aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to SOFC system design and technology from fundamentals over modelling to the choice and design of components and considerations of the economics and system applications.

The school draws on the knowledge and expertise of a group of teachers currently working at the leading edge of solid oxide fuel cell research and development in Europe from universities, national research centres and industry.


  • Basic introduction to SOFC Technology (separately for newbies and

more experienced participants)

  • System Technology

  • Fuels and fuel processing

  • Balance of Plant Components

  • Modelling

  • System applications and markets

Informal networking is an important element of science and work in general - also of this school, encouraging this becomes possible with the week long format. Students will be given a mini-project to work on in small teams and also be asked to give a short introduction to themselves and the work they are doing (or expect to be doing). If past years are anything to go by, the student sessions and open discussion elements at the end of the week can be expected to stimulate controversial and lively debate.

The schedule takes in ca. six hours of formal teaching per day. An optional exam will be available for students who are required to obtain ECTS points relevant to their PhD studies. The school will be validated and academic points awarded by the University of Genoa.

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