June 10-15, 2024
Golden, Colorado USA

 Summer School has an arrival date of June 9, 2024 with a departure date of June 16, 2024

Event Description..

ISMES 2024

Are you a PhD student or Postdoc in a STEM discipline with a holistic big-picture interest in the materials, technologies, and pathways needed to ensure a sustainable global energy future? If so, this summer school is for you! The aim of the International School on Materials for Energy and Sustainability is to overview and actively discuss/debate state-of-the-art and the future perspectives for materials as they can be applied to energy generation and storage for a sustainable global energy infrastructure. The School has two components:

  • Lectures by some of the most recognized academic and industrial experts, merging physics, chemistry and engineering knowledge across several fields in all major areas of energy conversion and storage.
  • Active participation of the School’s students in both individual and team exercises to explore energy and sustainability challenges.

A general overview of the global energy landscape will be presented by discussing conventional and emerging energy sources and uses. Topics of the school include: climate change, critical materials availability, solar energy conversion (PV and thermal), solar fuels, wind energy conversion, electrolysis, fuel cells and hydrogen, batteries, water/energy nexus, nuclear energy (fission/fusion), sustainable vehicles, sustainable grids and the electrification of everything. The School provides an exciting opportunity for students and postdoctoral fellows from around the world to meet with and learn from their peers as well as leading global experts in the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of Golden, Colorado—“Where the West Lives!”, reaping benefits in terms of enthusiasm, knowledge and new ideas and benefitting the future of humankind.

Who should attend?

Graduate students and postdoctoral students with a strong interest in the interrelationships between energy, resources, and a sustainable society. Ninety students will be selected based on applications. The School is looking for a diverse set of students representing a broad set of disciplines and backgrounds.

Course program

A listing of the topics covered in the course is available. Learn more…


Application for Summer School  Learn more…

Travel and accommodations

Registrants are responsible for their own travel arrangements, transportation, and parking fees. However lodging, and meals are included in the Registration Fee. Additional information is available through the links below.


The course will be taught on the campus of Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado USA. Learn more…

Further technical information

For more information about the course content, please contact:

David Ginley
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Email: David”dot”Ginley”at”nrel”dot”gov

Ryan O’Hayre
Colorado School of Mines
Email: rohayre”at”mines”dot”edu

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