Electrochmical and Chemical Energy Storage

In the dynamic realm of energy storage and conversion, our course provides a comprehensive exploration of electrochemical devices, ranging from batteries and fuel cells to electrolyzers. Tailored for those with a background in thermodynamics and transport, the program intricately weaves together the foundational principles of electrochemistry with practical insights into diverse energy storage systems. By the course’s conclusion, participants emerge equipped to analyze, evaluate, and contribute to the pivotal role of energy storage in the broader energy landscape.



Addressing the fundamental global challenge of energy, this course emphasizes the crucial role played by electrochemical devices in energy storage and conversion across various power levels.

Arvot asiakaslähtöisyys

To you who

 are interested in the energy storage and more specifically electrochemical devices used to store or convert energy from one for to another. You have to have a background in thermodynamics and transport.

Kuvaus Opettajat


The course content includes:

  • All electrochemical devices (e.g. batteries, fuel cells and electrolyzers) are based on fundamental electrochemical principles. These electrochemical principles are derived from (i) thermodynamics, (ii) kinetics, and (iii) mass transport. In the first half of the course, the students learn the ‘fundamentals of electrochemistry’. This involves applying their previous knowledge of thermodynamics, kinetics and transport to electrochemical systems. 
  • In the second half of the course, the fundamental of electrochemistry are applied to specific battery, fuel cell and electrolyzer systems. Practical aspects of these systems, such as scientific and technical factors influencing electrochemical energy storage and conversion. Anode and cathode materials. Electrolyte aspects. manufacturing methods, performance metrics, safety, and degradation mechanisms are also presented.  

After completing the course, you will be able to: 

  • analyse and evaluate short- and long-term energy storage and the role of energy storage in the energy system as a whole 
  • explain and compare the function of batteries, fuel cells and super capacitors 
  • describe and explain the most important scientific and technical factors influencing electrochemical energy storage and conversion,  
  • discuss safety aspects and environmental issues, and motivate the choice of material for lithium ion batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells

Mode of Teaching and Methods

  • Teaching method (contact teaching, distance learning, blended learning) 
  • An independent study project is assigned where students acquire more depth on a particular aspect of their choosing. 

Study Material

  • Course material 
  • Course textbooks to be added 


Pass/Fail, (Project work 50% Assignments 50%)

Schedule and Location

  • Teaching in English and Finnish from March 30th until the end of May, between 16.30 and 19.00.

Additional information about the course:

Joel Songok


Tekniikka | Energia- ja ympäristötekniikka

joel.songok@vamk.fi | +358 207 663 398


If you have any questions regarding student IDs, fees, or admission conditions, please contact avoin@vamk.fi.

We reserve the right to make changes.

Joel Songok


Tekniikka | Energia- ja ympäristötekniikka

+358 207 663 398

Electrochemical and Chemical Energy Storage


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