Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student will be able to

  • name the most common electrochemical cells used for electrochemical energy conversion and storage
  • know typical applcatons for the above-mentioned cells
  • konw how electrochemically active materials function during electrochemical energy conversion and storage reactions
  • apply electrochemical theories for understanding the behavior of the cells used for electrochemcial energy conversion and storage 
  • apply electrochemical analysis methods for investigation of electrochemcial energy conversion and storage cells 

Credits: 5

Schedule: 26.10.2020 - 11.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Tanja Kallio

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Tanja Kallio

Contact information for the course (valid 02.09.2020-21.12.2112):

lecturer: Prof. Tanja Kallio,, office C213

lihium battery laboratory work: Zahra Ahaliabadeh,

fuel cell laboratory work: Farhan Ali,

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Different type of electrochemical cells used for electrochemical energy conversion and storage applications are presented. These include, for excample, batteries, fuel cells and hydrogen electrolyzer. The students get acquainted with the operation of these cells and effect of the electrochemically active material properties on their performance. Assembly of electrochemical energy cells is practisized and electrochemical analysis methods used to characterize them are introduced.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Assgnements, laboratory experiments, seminar presentation, written reports

  • Applies in this implementation:

    answers to home probles, two laboraotry work reports and seminar report & presentaion must be returned for evaluation to pass the course

    laboratory works grade comprises of

    - performance during the laboratory work

    - report 1st and 2nd version

    seminar presentation and seminar report

    - peer evalaution of both

    home works

    - individual points form each problem

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Workload comprises of contact sessions, laboratory works, individual home works and team works.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Jiujun Zhang, Lei Zhang, Hansan Liu, Andy Sun, Ru-Shi Liu, and Rushi Liu: Electrochemical Technologies for Energy Storage and Conversion

    Available as an e-book at Aalto library

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    KE-31.5150 Fuel Cells

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    PHYS-A2120 Thermodynamics (CHEM) , CHEM-C2200 Chemical Thermodynamics, or equivalent.

    Laboratory safety course CHEM-A1010 or CHEM-E0140 (or alternatively, laboratory safety as part of courses CHEM-A1000 or CHEM-E0100 taught before Academic Year 2017-2018) must have been passed before performing any laboratory works in this course.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy