Checking date: 09/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Materials for Production and Storage of Energy
Study: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (221)

Coordinating teacher: LEVENFELD LAREDO, BELEN

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Materials Science and Engineering
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
The objective of this course is that the student knows the different systems of storage and production of energy in order to acquire capacities that allow him to understand the operation of some of the modern systems of storage and production of electrical energy and the importance that they have. the materials inside the device. Likewise, its repercussion in terms of environmental impact will be analyzed. To achieve this goal the student must acquire a series of knowledge, skills and attitudes. With regard to knowledge, at the end of the course the student will be able to: -Know the most current trends in the world of materials for energy in terms of their formulation and identify the potential advantages they can offer compared to more traditional materials. -Design ways of optimization in the properties of different materials for specific applications through modifications in their structure and composition. -To know advanced processing and synthesis systems that allow to obtain materials for energy with improved properties. -To acquire knowledge and useful scientific-technical skills to solve specific problems associated with work in a laboratory in the field of materials for energy.    As for the specific abilities, at the end of the course the student will be able to: - Know the requirements that materials for energy have to meet in specific applications. - Within certain applications, know how to identify which materials are the most used today and know the alternatives that are contemplated at this time to achieve improved properties. - Identify the necessary requirements for the selection of materials in some energy storage and production devices. - Be able to evaluate the reasons why materials are used in particular applications.
Description of contents: programme
Introduction Fundamentals of electrochemistry Fuel Cells I Fuel cells II Capacitors and Supercapacitors and Piezoelectrics Superconductors Magnetic Materials Battery Basics Batteries I Batteries II Phase change materials Battery Characterization Techniques (laboratory) Fuel Cell Characterization Techniques (laboratory)
Learning activities and methodology
LEARNING ACTIVITIES Theoretical-practical classes Laboratory practices Tutorials Team work Individual work of the student METHODOLOGY Exhibitions in the teacher's class with support of computer and audiovisual means, in which the main concepts of the subject are developed and examples of resolution of exercises or practical cases are given Critical reading by the student of scientific texts and publications recommended by the teacher Obtaining experimental results in the laboratory. handling equipment and research techniques, under the guidance of the teacher Preparation of works and reports individually or in groups
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • S.C. Singhal, K. Kendall. High-temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Fundamentals, Design and Applications. . Elsevier. . 2003
  • Vladimir S. Bagotsky, Alexander M. Skundin, Yurij M. Volfkovich. Electrochemical Power Sources: Batteries, Fuel Cells, and Supercapacitors. . John Wiley & Sons.. 2015
  • Yoshinobu Tanaka. . Ion Exchange Membranes: Fundamentals and Applications.. Elsevier. . 2015
Additional Bibliography
  • Aiping Yu, Victor Chabot, Jiujun Zhang. .. Electrochemical Supercapacitors for Energy Storage and Delivery: Fundamentals and Applications.. CRC Press. 2013
  • Ajay Kumar Saxena. . . High-Temperature Superconductors.. Springer Science & Business Media,. 2012
  • David P. Wilkinson, Jiujun Zhang, Rob Hui, Jeffrey Fergus, Xianguo Li. . Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Materials Properties and Performance.. CRC Press.. 2009
  • J. M. D. Coey.. Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. Cambridge University Press,. 2010
  • Kuan Yew Cheong Giuliana Impellizzeri Mariana Amorim Fraga. Emerging Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage. Elsevier . 2018
  • Masaki Yoshio, Ralph J. Brodd, Akiya Kozawa. . Lithium-Ion Batteries: Science and Technologies. . Springer Science & Business Media. 2010

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.