Online School: COOL LONGBOAT May 2021

Publisert: 14. April 2021

The first online school within the COOL Longboat project aka complex of online lectures on materials for hydrogen generation by solar water splitting – begins its first installment on May 5th. Due to the COVID situation, all sessions will be held online, which ensures a great opportunity for World-wide participation.

On May 5th begins three exciting and inspiring days filled with lectures, presentations, and discussions of recent scientific, technological, and industrial development in the field of materials and processes for solar-driven hydrogen production. During the school, the participants will have the opportunity to present their works online in the form of “flash” presentations. (Please note the deadline for abstracts: April 30.)

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This international online school focuses on solar energy conversion into chemical energy by photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells and related materials. The lectures will reflect on the recent developments in materials for anodes, cathodes, reactor design, applications of PV cells in PEC, photocatalysts as well as advanced characterization methods. Experts on different topics such as materials science and nanotechnology, physics and chemistry, engineering, theoretical and experimental methods of research will deliver lectures and formulate new research directions.

These classes are suitable for science students on different levels (such as last year Bachelor students, Master students, Ph.D. students, and early-stage researchers).

In addition to our introduction of the subject, selected participants can present their ongoing work in “flash” oral presentations (5 min), receive feedback on their projects and establish valuable academic contacts. The participants can also get individual support combined with opportunities for informal dialogues with lecturers and peers.

The lectures will include:

  • Photoelectrochemical cells (PEC) for water electrolysis.
  • New photoanodes and cathodes for PEC.
  • Photovoltaic and energy storage devices for applications in PEC.
  • Advanced characterization techniques for energy related materials.
  • Theoretical and experimental methods of study of materials for PEC.

We would like to invite all the science students to participate in this project, presenting papers or communications related to any of the proposed topics.


  1. Professor Truls Norby, Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
  2. Professor Hiroshi Kageyama, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  3. Professor Nicolas Alonso-Vante, IC2MP – UMR-CNRS 7285, Université de Poitiers 4, rue Michel Brunet – B27 BP 633 – TSA 51106, F-86073 Poitiers Cedex 9, France
  4. Bernt Thorstensen, KeraNor AS, Oslo, Norway
  5. Smagul Karazhanov, Department for Solar Energy, Institute for Energy Technology, Kjeller, Norway
  6. Santanu Das, Ph.D., IEEE Senior Member Fellow, IEEE, USA. Department of Ceramic Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi-221005 Uttar Pradesh, India
  7. Olena Zavorotynska, Department of Mathematics and Physics, University of Stavanger, 4036 STAVANGER, Norway
  8. Athanasios Chatzitakis, Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

Official languages of the Workshop: English.

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