i-MESC (Interdisciplinarity in Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion) is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master co-funded by the European Commission from 2023 to 2029.
i-MESC is an ambitious, unique and much needed 2-year MSc. programme aiming to prepare and guide, in the most complete and efficient manner, the next generation of professionals to the new challenges of the energy field.
i-MESC offers a highly interdisciplinary curriculum, covering scientific and technological knowledge about electrochemical energy storage and conversion at multiple scales (from the materials to the devices). The programme has a major focus on batteries, and also covers supercaps and fuel cells, from multiple angles, such as materials synthesis, devices manufacturing, advanced characterization, artificial intelligence and digital twins. The programme also includes practices in the laboratories and in the pilot lines of the i-MESC consortium. The i-MESC curriculum also offers complementary soft skills, such as project management, communication, ethics and integrity, preparation for professional interviews, intellectual property and start-up creation. Innovative pedagogical methods based on Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality and the metaverse are implemented and deployed to maximize the engagement and learning efficiency of the students of the complex concepts involved in the electrochemical energy storage and conversion field.
i-MESC gathers internationally recognized academic leaders with complementary expertise from four European countries, USA and Australia, all with very strong connections with industry. The consortium will be complemented with invited scholars from other (academic and industrial) institutions who will be delivering lectures and training on specific topics.