Université de Bordeaux

Why choose us?

The 'Advanced materials for energy storage and conversion' summer school is organized with the support of the International Research Network FACES: French-Australian research network on Conversion and Energy Storage for stand-alone and maritime applications*.

This collaborative research network on energy materials and integrated systems gathers four Australian universities and eight CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) laboratories, accompanied by their supporting universities.

The network’s key scientific focus areas are electrochemical storage (batteries and supercapacitors) and the hydrogen energy chain (hydrogen production, storage and conversion), targeting maritime-related applications: ship propulsion and off-grid energy systems adapted to islands, coastal areas and remote isolated regions.

A hub for materials science

Research in Bordeaux within the field of materials for energy is highly active, with more than 400 publications per year since the early 2000’s.

At the University of Bordeaux, over 200 researchers are involved in the field, thus guaranteeing a high level of research-intensive training for students.

Bordeaux’s added value lies in the existence of recognized laboratories dedicated to the domain of materials for energy storage and conversion (batteries, solar cell, fuel cells, hydrogen, smart grids, etc.), each with their specificities and their complementary expertise.

The University of Bordeaux’s Master program in advanced materials, its active role in national and European research networks dedicated to energy storage and conversion, as well as the regular organization of leading international conferences (such as the LiBD conference) are testimony to our internationally recognized expertise.

The renowned academic excellence on site (H2020, ERC, IUF, etc.) along with strong industrial collaborations (numerous patents, licenses, start-ups, common laboratories, etc.) makes Bordeaux the ideal place to study advanced materials for energy storage and conversion.

Finally, the significant number of small and medium-sized enterprises dedicated to energy materials (largest solar farm in Europe, SAFT, Solvay, etc.) in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region reinforces the industrial approach of this summer school.


Australian members:

› University of New South Wales

› Deakin University

› University of South Australia

› Flinders University

French members:

› Institut de Chimie et des Matériaux Paris-Est (ICMPE) - Université Paris-Est Créteil

› Institute for Solid State Chemistry Bordeaux (ICMCB) - University of Bordeaux

› Institut Européen des Membranes (IEM) - University of Montpellier

› Institute of Materials by Jean Rouxel (IMN) - University of Nantes

 Franche-Comté Electronics Mechanics Thermal Science and Optics – Sciences and Technologies Institute (FEMTO-ST) - University of Franche-Comté

› Integration: from Material to Systems laboratory (IMS) - University of Bordeaux

› Laboratory on plasma and conversion of energy (LAPLACE), université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier

› Génie électrique, Electromagnétisme, Automatique, Microbiologie environnementale et applications (AMPERE) - Université de Lyon