ConVert or ConServe: The Energy Edition

General description

In a world facing enormous energy challenges, the need for alternative energy and new technologies has never been more crucial. Are you interested in suggesting a solution to this problem?

During this course we will explore the new and upcoming technologies that may help solve some of the world’s biggest energy challenges - examining them from both a business and technological perspective.

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Academic information

Fields of activity:
Chemical Engineering , Economics/Business Administration/Marketing , Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering , Environmental Engineering , Industrial Engineering , Materials Engineering , Mechanical Engineering , Power Engineering , Production Engineering/Management
Content and topics:
Energy, as we know it so far, defines (among many other issues) the means of industrial development, social skills improvement, economic growth and daily essentials. Starting from ground zero, energy requires a raw source that needs to be harnessed and converted to electricity in an efficient and economical way. Up until now, fossil fuels have been massively used in order to provide us with millions of products and services. At the same time, our environment is deteriorating due to the extent of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHGs). All these facts have initiated the “Quest for Energy”. Can we produce novel or existing fuels from alternative energy sources? Can we harness renewables through a sustainable policy? Can we secure jobs and create even more through energy transition? Do engineers and scientists have the skills that are required along this path? Through this seminar, all people involved (from enrolled students up to tutors) need to revisit the fundamental knowledge that is required in order to advance beyond. Different aspects of engineering and science will be brought together in order to facilitate discussions on hot research and technological issues. Current situation and forecasting of ground-breaking energy technologies will be presented in terms of availability, scaling-up, efficiency, economic viability and implementation. Next, the use of simulation tools and experimental set-up will be introduced in order to provide an overview of new and existing technologies. As Industry 4.0 is continuously evolving, new aspects have been created and require emerged solutions. Through hands-on labs and demonstrations the course is expected to be interactive and multi-functional.
Learning goals and objectives:
The core aim of this course is to provide a generic and complete introduction to Energy technologies and efficiency, to the sustainable policy and of course, to the economic management and implementation of the above. Towards this direction, the main objectives and academic aspects to be analyzed are the following: Ø Introduction to energy and environmental economics, historical data, current status and forecasting. Ø Fundamentals of energy conversion, screening of energy technologies and advantages/disadvantages during implementation. Ø Introduction to energy management, computational algorithms and applications. Ø Mastering Engineering students' skills: “What, Why & How” Ø Delving into alternative energy sources (e.g. hydrogen, batteries), Industry 4.0 to 5.0 rapid development and smart energy systems. Ø Tour-on-Energy and Skills: visiting labs, discussing with experts, attending demonstrations and hands-on-experience. Ø Advancing through the design of an energy efficient system, mastering pros and cons and promote it to the market.
Examination type:
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivational letter, Answers to questions

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Dorms or Hostel or Organizers' Houses
University's Restaurant or Homecooked food (breakfast and two meals per day, at least one of them hot and cooked)
Public Transportation(at no extra costs), Organizers' cars, On foot