International summer school on materials for  energy storage and conversion(mESC-IS School 2021)  is an integral part of  the symposium held with the same name ( International Symposium on Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion, mESC-IS 2021).   The summer school, will take place 10-13 September  2021 preceding   the symposium.  The summer school   will take place in virtual mode only .  

The school  follows the structure of the earlier schools (mESC-School 2015 , mESC-School 2017, and mESC-School 2019 ) and aims to bring  new comers/early researchers with those experienced in the field. The school covers the state-of-the-art reviews in selected topics plus in depth coverage of materials and electrochemical characterization techniques.

 Tentative list of topics to be covered in the school is listed below. 

Material/Electrochemical Characterization

Y.Eren Kalay(METU):In Situ Synchrotron Diffraction and Rietveld Analysis
Kahraman Keskinbora (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): FIB Techniques in Material Characterization

Alexander Karl Opitz (TU Wien): EIS for Solid Oxide Electrolysis/Fuel Cells  Research
Burak Ülgüt  (Bilkent  University): EIS  for Battery Research



Selmiye Gürsel Alkan ( Sabancı University) Fundamentals & Advances in PEM Fuel Cells.
M. Kadri Aydınol (METU):  Battery research in relation to plant-scale  manufacturing
Babu Chalamala (Sandia National Laboratories): Emerging eT&D  Grids: Energy Storage, Electrification, and Modernization of Electricity Infrastructure
Tugrul Cetinkaya
( Sakarya University) Li-ion batteries- an Overview 
Ducan Paul Fagg (University of Aveiro) Protonic Fuel Cells 
Cengiz Özkan
( University of California, Riverside) Supercapacitors -An Overview
Saim Özkar (Middle East Technical University) Catalysis, A Brief Overview


Hands-on sessions/case studies  

Y. Eren Kalay
(METU) Rietveld refinement of XRD/Synchrotron data
Alexander Karl Opitz (TU Wien): Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in SOE/FC Research
Burak Ulgut (Bilkent  University): Electrochemical impendence spectroscopy in  battery  Research