27-29 November 2019: 1st ECCM Graduate School – Electrochemical hydrogen production and CO2 reduction

The first Graduate School on Electrochemical Conversion & Materials (ECCM) will take place from 27th to 29th November 2019. This edition’s theme is Electrochemical hydrogen production and CO2 reduction. Pre-registration is possible until 11th October 2019.


There are only 50 places available, so we ask participants to pre-register by Friday 11th October. Around mid-October we will get in touch about your participation. Pre-register now.


Date & time: Wednesday 27 November (late morning) – Friday 29 November 2019 (13pm)
Venue: Fletcher Hotel in Eerbeek

Participation fees include meals and accommodation:
PhD students and postdocs     € 200
Industrial participants               € 500
Posters can also be presented
Language: English


Fundamentals of Electrochemistry – Marc Koper – Leiden University
Electrodes and Materials – Petra de Jongh – Utrecht University
Mass Transport and Membranes -Antoni Cuenca, Thijs de Groot – Eindhoven University of Technology & Nouryon
Impedance spectroscopy – Bernard Boukamp -University Twente
Spectroscopy and characterization – Soma Vesztergom -Eötvös Loránd University & University of Bern
Photoelectrochemistry – Jan-Philipp Hoffman -Eindhoven University of Technology
Fuel cells en electrolysers – Frans van Berkel -ECN part of TNO


Challenges of the Energy Transition – Paulien Herder – Delft University of Technology & 4TU.Energy
Pub Quiz – Thijs de Groot – Eindhoven University of Technology & Nouryon


The Graduate School aims at creating a strong national knowledge base in electrochemistry and materials, for academic researchers and industrial scientists.

Renewable electricity will play a prominent role in the transition to a low-carbon energy supply. This transition is facilitated by CO2 targets of national governments and requires extensive electrification. In the future, however, there will still be need for fuels (for aviation, shipping and heavy road transport), chemical products and materials. These activities and associated production processes are now responsible for more than 35% of global CO2 emissions. The big challenge at the moment is to produce these fuels and chemical products via renewable electricity, starting from biomass and/or CO2. Here electrochemical conversion and materials have a crucial role to play.

Also the problem of the imbalance between electricity production and consumption needs to be solved. Storage of electricity in batteries or similar systems is an optimal solution option; electrochemical production of chemicals as an energy carrier is another option. Electrochemical conversion is a promising option for long-term storage as this technology is easy scalable to the amount of incoming energy.