Our Winter school on Electrocatalysis has as purpose to introduce you into the world of green electrochemistry with currently as hottest topic the recycling of CO2 through the electrochemical reduction into valuable chemicals and hydrogen production from water. 

The course will include a mixture of lectures by renowned scientists in the field, possibilities to discuss your own work and small group practical sessions to get hands-on experience with electrochemical measurements and how to analyze and interpret the data.

Hereunder you can find the programme:

Monday 5 February 2024

8.30am - 10.30am:         Registration + introduction

10.30am - 12.30am:       Electrochemistry: Basic Principles

                                              Prof. dr. Ing. Tom Breugelmans, University of Antwerp

12.30pm - 14.00pm:       Lunch

14.00pm - 16.00pm:       Electrochemistry: LSV, CV, R(R)DE    
                                              Prof. dr. Ing. Tom Breugelmans, University of Antwerp

16.00pm - 18.00pm:       Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)
                                              Prof. dr. Annick Hubin, VUB

 18.00pm - 20.00pm:      Reception                      


Tuesday 6 February 2024

8.30am - 10.30am:         Fundamentals of Electrocatalysis
Prof. dr. Marc Koper,  Leiden University

10.30am - 12.30am:       Core-Shell Electrocatalysts Prepared by Galvanic Replacement and Deposition
                                              Prof. dr. Sotiris Sotiropoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

12.30pm - 14.00pm:       Lunch

14.00pm - 18.00pm:       Practical Session: ELCAT/ Metrohm-Autolab

Wednesday 7 February 2024

8.30am - 10.30am:          Measurement of Electrocatalyst Activity at the Electrolyte-gas Interface: Three
                                              Electrode and In-situ Electrode (Fuel Cell/Electrolyser) Measurements

                                              Prof. dr. Anthony Kucernak, Imperial College London

10.30am - 12.30am:       Electrolysis for Green Hydrogen Production at Industrial Scale
                                              Dr. Nick Valckx, Business Manager Zirfon, H2 Membranes Agfa

12.30pm - 14.00pm:       Lunch

14.00pm - 18.00pm:       Practical Session: ELCAT/ Metrohm-Autolab

Thursday 8 February 2024

8.30am - 9.30am:            Electrode Processes and Engineering Features of Flow Batteries for
                                              Energy Storage
                                              Dr. Luis Fernando Arenas Martinez, University of Antwerp

9.30am - 11.30am:         Overview of the Field and State-of-the-Art Electrochemical CO2 Conversion
                                              Prof. dr. Tom Burdyny, TU Delft

11.30am - 12.30am:       Gas Diffusion Electrodes in Electrolysis - from Chlorine to CO2 Reduction
                                              Dr. Jürgen Kintrup, Covestro Deutschland AG

12.30pm - 14.00pm:       Lunch

14.00pm - 16.00pm:       In-situ characterization of CO2 electrolyzers
                                              Dr. Ward van der Stam, Utrecht University

16.00pm - 18.00pm:       Social programme: guided tour

18.00pm - 20.00pm:       Dinner at faculty club

Friday 9 February 2024

8.30am - 10.30am:          Electrolyzer and System Design for (CO2) Electrolysis
                                              Dr. Balázs Endrődi, University of Szeged

10.30am - 12.30am:        Beyond Electrocatalysis, Importance of Engineering Aspects for
                                               Electrochemical Reactions

                                              Dr. Daniel Choukroun, Dr. Jonathan Schalck
                                               & Dr. Kevin Van Daele, University of Antwerp

12.30pm - 14.00pm:       Lunch