Forthcoming Summer School

29 August - 6 September 2022 Yokohama, Japan and Graz, Austria.

We will hold face-to-face classes in Yokohama and Graz, respectively, and connect them via the Internet as a hybrid event

Because of the restricted admission due to COVID-19 pandemic, participants who do not live in Japan cannot attend face-to-face at Yokohama National University.The possibility of live participation at TU Graz depends on COVID-19 regulations valid at the time of the summer school, cannot be influenced by the organizers and will therefore only be fixed at short notice immediately before the summer school.

Registration is now Open!!

Please fill and submit by google form
The deadline of registration is 15th July.

Joint Summer Schoolon Advanced Studies of PEFCs

This course covers research topics in the fields of hydrogen production, basic electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and kinetics as well as the design and development of the complete fuel cell systems. The goals of the course are to provide the necessary background to the students and to make them more aware of the need to work closely with colleagues from different fields such as the natural sciences and engineering departments in order to develop and implement this technology. This course is organized as the International Summer School on Advanced Studies of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell which is a co-operative project of Graz University of Technology and the Yokohama National University.

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Very cool review from a past participant, Katharina Kocher.
Summer school in the Land of the Rising Sun

Access to the venue

The lectures of Japanese side will be held in YNU main campus,
room #201, Lecture hall C (Building No. S5-9),


Themes of the lectures:



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Group Photo on a beach! (during 2015 summer school excursion)

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Mt. Fuji! (during 2017 summer school excursion)

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Sarushima beach(2019).

Technical Tour:


Isogo Fuel Cell Center, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions corporation(2019)

Student poster session:

The student poster session will be held during summer school.
All participants are welcome to present a poster, and you can discuss everything about fuel cells and electrochemical systems during the poster session.

To poster presenters:
Please submit a two page abstract for the abstract book (proceedings).
The template of the abstract is here (MS word, docx),
and please send the abstracrt to ynugr-fc-summer-school(at)
The deadline of abstract submission is 15th July.

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The poster session with Sushi!! (2017)

Textbook of the Summer School

Textbook(26430 byte) Fuel Cells and Hydrogen

From Fundamentals to Applied Research
Editors: Viktor Hacker, Shigenori Mitsushima
ISBN: 9780128114599
The book was prepared by the lecturers and is recommended as reference for the summer school.

For more information

If you have any question, please feel free to contact fc-summer-school(at)

Link to TU Graz web site:

you can find a list of Lecturers:

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