Electrochemical Grad schools for Battery Systems Engineering?

I’d like to get in this field and have been doing some browsing, and have come across some things I’d like to get clarification on.

Firstly, I’ve noticed that most of the schools that offer electrochemical courses don’t really go into the engineering side of things, but there have been a couple exceptions. IIT offers a interdisciplinary ‘energy engineering’ degree as a mishmash of different engineering fields:


and I’m assuming the ‘Electrochemical Engineering’ course can be taken as an elective https://engineering.iit.edu/courses/che566)

Then we have UofI but only one electrochemical course is offered there:


Outside of Illinois (where I reside), there’s more options like:

http://cec.cm.utexas.edu/education (although I’m not sure how much engineering this is)

http://bulletins.psu.edu/graduate/programs/minors/GRAD ESEMIN

From what I can tell it seems as if IIT offers the most specialized courses but it’s also the most expensive school.

Anyone with experience in this field with some kind advice on offer?

so I will call @xraymancs to this post instead…

Yes, IIT has that specialization and it is in the Chemical and Biological Engineering department. There is also a course in the Chemistry department that focuses on electrochemistry. More importantly, there are a number of research groups in Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Chemistry, and Physics which are working on electrochemistry and batteries. If you are looking for a Masters degree, it will be hard to find this as a specialization. It seems that the best way to learn electrochemistry is in the laboratory and not in simply taking courses.

Given that, your options will expand significantly because you can find out what universities have active research going on in the specific area of interest and then try to get involved in these projects, where you will learn a lot more than from just the courses.

Thanks for the insight. IDK if I’m too keen on the research aspect of this (my main interest is in the engineering aspects and how to integrate batteries with other electrical and mechanical systems). I guess I’m just going to have to wait a couple decades for this specialization to reach fruition, or just take individual classes on the subject.

Indeed, I think so.

If others find this thread… this is the only electrochemistry graduate program in US - places students in industry careers spanning batteries, fuel cells, electrolyzers (hydrogen), and electroplating in semiconductors.