Université de Bordeaux

Timetable & learning outcomes

This summer school consists of 5 half-day sessions of remote learning and will train future leaders in the field of energy materials for energy conversion and storage. Practical sessions, as well as a capstone, will be organized, thus complementing theoretical sessions.

The presence of industrial stakeholders will allow participants to benefit from a practical and engineering science-based approach to teaching.

Tentative program

Please note: sessions will take place between 13.00 and 19.30 CEST each day. Some self-guided work may be required throughout the summer school.


July 5th


July 6th


July 7th


July 8th


July 9th

13.00 - 14.15

Opening session and virtual icebreaker

Definition of the capstone expectation: installing a renewable energy system on a “hostile” or unusual site

13.00 - 15.20

Lecture 1: Fuel cell and hydrogen (production and storage)

Olivier Joubert

13.00 - 15.20

Lecture 1: Challenges for PV technologies*
(Introduction, Basic principles, Silicon solar cells, Tandem solar cells)

Lionel Hirsch

13.00 - 15.20

Lecture: Power systems overview (Power system introduction, Stability overview, Energy mix and renewable integration)

Raphael Caire

13.00 - 15.00

Round table discussion with industrial stakeholders about the future of “new green energy

14.15 - 16.45

Lecture 1: Batteries and supercapacitors

Mathieu Morcrette

15.20 - 15.40


15.20 - 15.40


15.20 - 15.40


15.00 - 17.00

Capstone presentations, closing remarks and capstone award ceremony


16.45 - 17.00


15.40 - 18.00

Lecture 2: Fuel cell and hydrogen (production and storage)

Jacques Huot

15.40 - 18.00

Lecture 2Challenges for PV technologies*(Printable solar cells, Organic photovoltaic cells, Hybrid solar cells: perovskite solar cells, Ultralight and flexible solar cells)

Thierry Toupance

15.40 - 17.00

Virtual escape game

17.00 - 19.30

Lecture 2: Capacitive energy storage

Bruce Dunn

18.00 - 19.30

Capstone brainstorming session

17.00 - 19.00

Capstone brainstorming session

*Different cell technologies will be tested during the lecture.

A certificate of participation will be awarded to students upon completion of the course.

Program may be subject to change.