Nuremberg, Germany

Fundamentals of Hydrogen Technology

when 17 July 2023 - 28 July 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 740

The energy transition and climate protection are the central challenges of the coming years and decades. Hydrogen will play a key role as a versatile energy carrier. Hydrogen produced in a climate-friendly way makes it possible to significantly reduce CO2 emissions, especially in industry and transportation, where energy efficiency and the direct use of electricity from renewable sources are not sufficient. The move away from fossil fuels to alternative forms of propulsion such as hydrogen is a key challenge in many industries.

In this summer school programme, you will get an overview of the most important basic concepts and interrelationships in the application and development of hydrogen-based propulsion systems. You will learn answers to the following questions:

- What are the properties of hydrogen, where is hydrogen used?
- How and where is hydrogen produced?
- How and where is hydrogen stored?
- How is hydrogen transported and traded?
- What are the energy conversion processes?
- How can fuel cell-based propulsion systems be used for vehicles?

You will be able to link your knowledge from basic natural sciences with new fundamental knowledge on fuel cell-based propulsion systems and will have the competence to classify properties of hydrogen-based propulsion systems in vehicles in a future hydrogen economy and the hydrogen energy chain and to assess interdependencies.

The summer school programme will cover the following topics (subject to alterations):
- Introducton into the hydrogen technology in context of the energy transformation in Germany and world wide
- Properties of hydrogen
- Conversion process
- Propulsion systems and conversion processes
- Transport of hydrogen
- Hydrogen storage

The summer school programme consists of a two week on campus phase in Nuremberg in July 2023 and a preparatory online-phase (onboarding-meeting and provision of material).

Participants can participate in a varied cultural and social programme together with the partcipants from all summer school programmes offered within the OHM International Summer School.

Course leader

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Opferkuch

Target group

Bachelor’s students in their third year, master’s students and graduates. Fields of study: chemistry, physics, engineering.
Students and graduates from other fields of study, for example business engineering, can also participate in this summer school programme, if they have good prior knowledge in natural science.

Fee info

EUR 740: Fee for the academic programme.
EUR 250: Fee for the cultural and social programme.

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