ISS on Energy Storage Systems: New Developments and Directions

Fecha evento: 
18/07/2022 al 20/07/2022

María Bernechea Navarro, Investigadora ARAID. Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón (INMA), CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza.
María Pilar Lobera González, Profesora Contratada Doctora, Universidad de Zaragoza.

Horas lectivas totales: 
Horas lectivas presenciales: 
Tarifa general: 
120 euros
Tarifa reducida: 
100 euros
Tarifa especial: 
80 euros
Becas o subvenciones: 

25 ayudas de 80 € que se asignarán por orden de inscripción a las personas que cumplan los requisitos. Bases de la convocatoria.


The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the European Green Deal have been proposed to fight climate change and the environmental degradation faced by Europe and the rest of the world.

The Green Deal plans to transform the European Union (EU) in a modern economy by taking actions on climate, energy, transportation, and taxation with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to at least 55% below 1990 levels by 2030, and achieving climate neutrality by 2050. Among other actions, it proposes to increase the share of renewable energy to at least 32% by 2030 and the implementation of the electric vehicle for a clean and efficient mobility.

In this context, Energy Storage Systems will play a fundamental role by providing solutions to store energy produced from intermittent renewable sources and by their direct incorporation in electrical vehicles. For this purpose, it will be necessary to upgrade current technologies (Li-ion batteries, for example) but also to develop new ones (for example, Na-ion batteries). These developments can offer new features in terms of energy density or discharge time, but also mitigate Europe’s dependence on critical raw materials, which are scarce and obtained beyond EU frontiers.

In this International Summer School (ISS) on Energy Storage Systems, national and international experts, from academia and industry, will discuss current advances in electrochemical Energy Storage Systems and their application in different fields, showing the latest research developments and the commercialization of relevant materials and devices.

Participating students will learn first-hand new technologies related to Energy Storage Systems. Moreover, the round table will be an opportunity for interchanging ideas between academia and industry. Finally, registered researchers and industries will have the opportunity of showcasing their work in digital poster presentations.

We will project posters in a “Meeting Point” where attendants will have the opportunity of showing and discussing the content. If you are interested in presenting you work/company, please contact organisers ( and before the 30 of June for further details.


Lunes, 18 de Julio

  • 09:00 h. Welcome and presentation of the course. [5] [7]
  • 09:30 h. Introduction to Energy Storage Systems. [5]
  • 12:00 h. Redox flow batteries for renewable energy storage. [4]
  • 16:00 h. Inorganic electrolytes for all-solid-state lithium batteries. [6]

Martes, 19 de Julio

  • 09:00 h. The perspective of Non-Li ion batteries for mobility and energy storage. [9]
  • 11:30 h. Electrochemical capacitors: from classical EDLCs to hybrid systems. [3]
  • 15:30 h. Graphene and nanomaterials for industry. [2]

Miércoles, 20 de Julio

  • 09:00 h. Materials for batteries: from lab to industry. [8]
  • 11:30 h. Materials for Ultracapacitors: scaling up from the lab. [1]
  • 15:30 h. Round table: From lab to industry and beyond. 

1. Alberto Adán Más, Product R&D. C2C-NewCap.
2. Elvira Villaro Ábalos, Technical Project Manager. Avanzare Innovación Tecnológica SL
3. Francois Beguin, Professor. Poznan University of Technology
4. Manuel Montiel Argaiz , ARAID senior researcher. LIFTEC (CSIC)
5. María Bernechea Navarro, Investigadora ARAID. Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón (INMA), CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza.
6. María Luisa Sanjuán Álvarez, Investigadora Científica del CSIC. Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón (INMA), CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza
7. María Pilar Lobera González, Profesora Contratada Doctora, Universidad de Zaragoza.
8. Mathieu Morcrette, Research Engineer. CNRS
9. Robert Dominko, Research professor and Professor in material science. National Institute of Chemistry, Hajdrihova, Ljubljana


Students, lecturers, teachers, researchers, professionals, or general public interested in Energy Storage Systems developed to reduce greenhouse gases emissions by the implementation of renewable energies and electrical vehicles.

In this course, national and international experts will explain the new trends and most recent developments in different electrochemical energy storage devices. Furthermore, they will discuss the use of materials and devices in combination with renewable energy systems, in electrical vehicles, or as industrial products.

Reconocimiento de créditos: 

Solicitado el reconocimiento como créditos por las Actividades universitarias culturales por la Universidad de Zaragoza.

0,5 ECTS

1. Los asistentes pueden solicitar individualmente a los Servicios Provinciales de Educación el reconocimiento de la actividad como Formación Permanente de Profesorado presentando el certificado de haber realizado el curso.

2. Reconocimiento como créditos ECTS en el Grupo 9 de Universidades (G-9): Más información en (Apartado créditos).

3. Créditos ECTS en otras universidades.

Los estudiantes interesados en que su Universidad les reconozca como créditos ECTS por haber realizado un Curso de Verano de la Universidad de Zaragoza, deben consultar con la Secretaría de su Facultad o Escuela de origen tal posibilidad.

Procedimiento de evaluación: 

Students will submit a report (max 3 pages) consisting on a reflection on the course content. Coordinators will evaluate the report.

Lugar de celebración: 

Espacio Joven Ibercaja

Pº de Fernando el Católico, 1, 3

50006 Zaragoza


We can offer some rooms at reduced prices at the following hotels:

Phone: 876 54 11 18
Single room: €65.97, with breakfast
Double room: €92.20, with breakfast

Phone: 976 23 77 00
Single room: €65.97, with breakfast
Double room: €92.20, with breakfast

Phone: 976 39 90 65
Single room: €45, with breakfast/ 40€ without breakfast
Double room 2 beds-1 bed: €56 with breakfast / €46 without breakfast

This prices are valid for bookings confirmed before the 17th June. You can directly contact the hotels and indicate as reference: “Curso de Verano UZ_ ISS.”