Credits: 5

Schedule: 23.01.2020 - 12.03.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Prof. Michael Gasik

Other teachers: Dr. Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Course assistant: Lotta Knuutila (, please address the practical questions to Lotta.

Responsible teacher: Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio (

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

At the end of this course the students are able to:
• Recognize state-of-the-art materials currently used in renewable energy systems
• Identify common degradation mechanisms in these applications
• Develop new material solutions and eco-design
• Share the expertise of ones field in a heterogeneous team
• Justify material selection with scientific argumentation

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

At this course the students learn how materials behave at circumstances relevant for the renewable energy systems (solar systems, wind turbines, energy storage (fuel cells, batteries)) and how material development is performed for this kind of systems taking into account also the requirements of circular economy. The students also have multidisciplinary teams where they develop their thinking by preparing new material solutions and eco-designs for these applications.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

Details will be found from the introductory video that will be posted in MyCourses in the beginning of January 2020.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Workshops, flip the class room, team tasks and innovation project.

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

The course is organized as blended learning and will have

personal and gropus assignments, please take a closer look of different graded items from MyCourses course intro video.

The division of poinst is 55 points from group activities and 45 points from personal activities, total amount of points is 100 and you will need over 60 p. to pass the course.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

5 cr = 135 h
Group work
Independent work and reflection
Projects presentation

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

The course is 5 cr.

There will only be 4 hours of contact teaching.

The groups will need to find a common working time during the week that can be the same or different than the teaching support sessions.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Ed. Zhang, Jiujun, Zhang, Lei, Liu, Hansan , “Electrochemical Technologies for Energy Storage and Conversion”, Wiley-VCH, 2012.

M. Gasik, Materials for fuel cells, Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2007.

Scientific articles and news paper clips.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

MT-0.6141 Erikoismateriaaliratkaisut P (5 cr)

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 - 5.

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Additional information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Note that the course will be run at the last time and will be organized at 23.1-12.3.2020. The course is blended and will mostly be available as online teaching. Please follow the instructions at MyCourses pages.

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

For this teaching period the course will be held at III-IV periods. The course will start at 23.2.2020 and will end at 12.2.2020. The course will be held as blended learning courses that will combine few contact sessons with mainly online teaching.

The first contact session is organized at 23.1.2020 at 9-10 am where we will explain how the course will function. The course will not have weekly contact sessions but will have support sessions from teachers.


Registration and further information