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Catalytic processes and materials in sustainable hydrogen production

Individual course

The course introduces you to catalytic chemistry in hydrogen production and materials used in electro- and photo-catalytic methods. The 3+2 credit course created by JYU is self-paced and taken online in two parts.

Course contents

  • Core physical and chemical concepts in hydrogen production
  • Traditional hydrogen production processes
  • Electro- and photo(electro)catalytic methods for hydrogen production
  • Introduction to physical and chemical material properties
  • Materials used in electro- and photocatalytic hydrogen production
  • Design and development of novel materials

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this course, the student

  • has a general understanding of traditional and novel methods of hydrogen production and how they relate to Finland’s climate goals, industry, and research
  • can establish connections between atomic-level and macroscopic phenomena in hydrogen production
  • is familiar with materials used in photo- and electro-catalytic processes
  • understands the physical and chemical requirements for a material to perform well in electro- and photocatalysis and how they relate to the atomic and electronic properties of the materials
  • recognises the challenges associated with materials used in hydrogen production and how new materials can be developed.

Course material

Lessons and conceptual questions on Moodle.

Completion methods

The course consists of two separate Moodle courses which can be taken continuously (Passing grade 85% on Moodle for 3+2 ECTS (pass/fail).

First part will be open on 7.8.2023 onwards and the second part will open on 1.9.2023.

To pass the course the student must complete:

  • Lesson materials
  • Exercises
  • Module exams

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

Responsible teacher

University of Jyväskylä
Karoliina Honkala, Professor

Further information about the course and studying

University of Jyväskylä
Minttu Maria Kauppinen

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Hydrogen economy
Study credits:
2–5 ECTS
0 €
Course level:
Teaching period:
Continuously on-going from 7.8.2023
Application start date:
Application deadline:
Continuously on-going
Host university:
University of Jyväskylä
Who can apply:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching method:
Teaching language:
General prerequisites:
High school mathematics, physics and chemistry.
Course suitable for:
People working in the field of hydrogen economy and Master and PhD students.
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