Course Syllabus for

Hydrogen, Batteries and Fuel Cells
Vätgas, batterier och bränsleceller

MVKP25F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2021
Decided by: Anders Gustafsson/ FUN
Date of establishment: 2021-03-29

General Information

Division: Energy Sciences
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The course aims to provide the students with knowledge and understanding concerning hydrogen as an energy carrier and how to produce and store it. In addition, description, applications, and analysis of electrochemical devices like batteries, fuel cells and electrolyzers are presented. The basic mechanisms of momentum, heat, mass, charge (ion and current) transport phenomena are analyzed and introduction to modeling with focus on thermal management is presented. The students should reach ability to understand and apply the theory on engineering problems.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The course covers hydrogen as an energy carrier and how to produce and store it.. Electrochemical conversion in batteries and fuel cells is described and analyzed. All major transport processes (of momentum, heat, mass, ion and current (charge)) and thermal management issues are presented. System integration is described. Properties and characteristics of energy relevant materials and their role in electrochemical devices are treated. Relevance for energy systems and the transportation sector is discussed. Various engineering problems are presented.

Course Literature

Sunden, B.: Hydrogen, batteries and fuel cells. Elsevier-Academic Press, 2019. ISBN 9780128169506.
available as ebook for students via LU library

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, seminars, project, miscellaneous. Guest lectures. Problem solving is integrated in the lectures

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written report, written assignments, seminars given by participants. The examination process have three components: Assignments, project including report and seminar, written exam. More details in separate document.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: course is given in English
Assumed prior knowledge: Thermodynamics and optionally heat transfer and fluid mechanics
Selection criteria: no selection criteria as long as prior knowledge is satisfactory

Further Information

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Bengt Sundén <>
Web page:änsleceller

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