In the study line in Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, the student obtains knowledge of state-of-the-art technology and current research relating to producing, storing and using hydrogen as an energy carrier. Combustion of hydrogen in a fuel cell is virtually pollution free, and if the hydrogen is produced from renewable energy sources it is CO2 neutral. Fuel cells – whether running on hydrogen or e.g. methanol – can be used as energy sources everywhere from houses to laptops. Producing, storing and using hydrogen in an energy-efficient and safe way is, however, a major challenge. Meeting this challenge requires engineers combining a solid background in natural sciences with knowledge of present and emerging hydrogen technologies. The study line in Hydrogen and Fuel Cells aims at producing these engineers.
A bachelor in Physics and Nanotechnology, in Physics, in Chemistry or equivalent. An individual study plan must be made for each student, taking his/her background into consideration.
List of courses
General competences (30 ECTS): (Compulsory)
45002 Modelling and analysis of sustainable energy systems
45003 Energy resources, markets and policies
45004 Feasibility Studies and System Assessment of Energy Technologies
45503 Energy and Sustainability
Technological specialization courses (35 ECTS):
1. Compulsory TS course (15 ECTS):
26130 Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells
45100 SOFC and electrolysis
45200 Materials for Hydrogen Production, Storage and Fuel Cell Applications
2. Elective TS-courses: (at least 20 ECTS among the following courses)
10112 Advanced Quantum Mechanics
10122 Statistical Physics
10302 Electronic Structure Methods in Materials Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
10304 Experimental Surface Physics
10333 Physics of Sustainable Energy
26510 Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry
26290 Chemistry at the Nanoscale
31778 Emerging Energy Technologies
45103 Experimental SOFC and Electrolysis
Elective courses (25 ECTS):
25 points may be taken among all of DTU's courses, including surplus technological specialization courses.
The subject of the master thesis must be within the fields of hydrogen technology, fuel cells and renewable energy. The research project usually will be carried out either at the Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry, Department of Micro and Nanotechnology or Risø DTU, but other institutes may also be involved. The number of credits must be between 30 and 35 (corresponding to that up to 5 of the elective credits can be used to increase the size of the project).