Pedagogical coordinators: Pr. Christian Masquelier & Pr. Patrice Simon Administrative coordinator: J. Tamimy
The field of energy storage is very important on a global scale and requires the training of young researchers of high level. That’s why, since 2004 the Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion+ (MESC+) master’s degree trains students in several European universities renowned for their expertise in energy storage:
- The first semester at the Warsaw University of Technology (Poland)
- The second semester at Paul Sabatier III University in Toulouse (France)
- For the third semester, students are assigned to three different universities: the University of Picardie Jules Verne (France), the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and the University of the Basque Country of Bilbao (Spain)
- The fourth semester is dedicated to an internship in a MESC+ partner laboratory.
RS2E is contributing to this chemistry master’s degree through the participation of affiliated researchers to teachings and by offering scholarships to three students (20,000 € each one).
The first MESC+ students were welcome in September 2004 at Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse (France). Since September 2006, the MESC+ master’s degree received the Erasmus Mundus seal of approval (a quality label granted by the European Commission to the best-integrated programs at Master or PhD levels). The Erasmus Mundus seal of approval allows the MESC+ consortium to offer substantial scholarships to students (35,000€ to European students and 39.000€ to Global South Countries' students). The industrial partners also offer scholarships to students: Alistore-ERI, CIC EnergiGUNE, Umicore and Solvay.
The aim of the MESC+ master's degree is to provide students with a high level of training in materials science and electrochemistry. The training is given entirely in English so that each student can easily evolve in industrial and academic sectors that are increasingly international.
This training also allows students to follow courses given by professors recognized for their excellence in their field such as: Prof. Patrice Simon (Paul Sabatier III University, Toulouse), Pr. Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University, USA), Pr. Robert Dominko (NIC, Slovenia) and Pr. Alejandro Franco (UPJV Amiens).
Concretely, the MESC+ offers courses that cover the field of synthesis, characterization and properties of materials for energy storage and transformation. The master's program welcomes about 25/30 students per class. The application is made online on the website of the Master MESC+ from mid-November to mid-February (these dates are indicative and are subject to change).
For more information on the MESC+ Master: Website of MESC+