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Journal Club: Electrocatalysis and Electrochemical Surface Science
Provider: Faculty of Science

Activity no.: 5777-18-10-41
Enrollment deadline: 02/02/2018
PlaceDepartment of Chemistry
Universitetsparken 5, 2100 København Ø
Date and time02.02.2018, at: 09:00 - 02.02.2019, at: 16:00
Regular seats10
ECTS credits5.00
Contact personMaria Escudero Escribano    E-mail address: maria.escudero@chem.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserMaria Escudero Escribano    E-mail address: maria.escudero@chem.ku.dk
Written languageEnglish
Teaching languageEnglish
Semester/BlockBlock 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Scheme group note1st Friday of the month, 10.30 am - 11:30 noon. Changes may occur
Exam requirementsThe student must be a member of the Rossmeisl or Escudero Escribano group to attend
Grading scalePassed / Not passed
Criteria for exam assessmentMust attend at least 6/10 of the meetings and as a minimum make 4 presentations
Course workload
Course workload categoryHours


This journal club is suited towards PhD students who are conducting research within the field of electrocatalysis and electrochemical surface science. The main purpose of the journal club is to keep up to date with scientific literature and recent advances within the community. In addition to this, students will also learn to read, analyse, evaluate, present and discuss the science.

Learning outcome
After attending this course, the student will be able to:

- Find relevant scientific literature
- Read a scientific article
- Critically analyse the work; design of experiment, validity, bias
- Define, understand and use technical electrochemical and surface science terms
- Evaluate strengths and weaknesses of the methods
- Summarise an article
- Present an article
- Discuss the importance of the work
- Engage in scientific and group discussion
- Relate the work to their own research

Teaching and learning methods
The meetings are based on journal article presentations and discussions. Each month, three students will each present a recent article from a highly ranked or well-regarded journal within the field of electrocatalysis and electrochemical surface science. There will be 20 minutes allocated per article, therefore, the presentation should be max. 10 minutes in duration to allow for 10 minutes of discussion afterwards. The article references are emailed to the club participants prior to the meeting.

Please note that you must be a member of the Rossmeisl or Escudero Escribano group to attend this PhD course.

The course lasts for one year and the dates coincide with the block structure. In 2018 it begins in block 3, continues over block 4 and 1 and will be finishing in block 2. We will have the meetings on the first Friday of the month.

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