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IRN-FACES Training School on Electrochemical Storage and Hydrogen Energy


IRN-FACES, the International Research Network FACES: French-Australian research network on Conversion and Energy Storage for stand-alone & maritime applications is a collaborative research network on energy materials and integrated systems between eight CNRS French laboratories, accompanied by their supporting universities, and four Australian Universities.

The scientific topics of the network focus on electrochemical storage (batteries and supercapacitors) and the hydrogen energy chain (hydrogen production, storage and conversion). It targets maritime-related applications: ship propulsion and off-grid energy systems adapted to islands, coastal areas and remote isolated regions.
The network IRN-FACES is coordinated by Dr. Fermín CUEVAS - CNRS research director at the East-Paris Institute of Chemistry and Materials Science (ICMPE) - and Prof. Francois AGUEY-ZINSOU, leader of the Material Energy Research Laboratory in nanoscale (MERLin) at The School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW.

The CNRS laboratories involved in the Network are: ICMPE-Thiais, ICMCB-Bordeaux, IEM-Montpellier, IMN-Nantes, FEMTO-ST-Franche Comté, IMS-Bordeaux, LAPLACE-Toulouse et AMPERE-Lyon. From the Australian side, four Australian Universities are participating: The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Deakin University, University of South Australia (UNiSA), and Flinders University (Flinders).

IRN-FACES inaugural Doctoral Training School on electrochemical storage and hydrogen energy will deliver up-front knowledge on the most advanced hydrogen and battery technologies. It is the opportunity to learn from international experts in the field, develop in depth technical understanding of energy storage technologies and a broad appreciation of the techno-economical opportunities associated with batteries and hydrogen.

Contact: Professor Francois Aguey Zinsou:  (Australian participant) or Dr Fermin Cuevas: (French participant)


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