Battery School

Telluride School on Electrochemical Energy Storage

The Telluride Science & Innovation Center is home to the Telluride School on Electrochemical Energy Storage. Founded and led by Veronica Augustyn of NC State University, Don Siegel of the University of Texas, Austin, and Keith Stevenson (Battery-Scientist Consultant), the first school was held virtually in June 2021. The next school will be held in person in 2024. See below for details.

2024 Electrochemical Energy Storage Program Info

2024 Dates: July 29th – August 2nd



2024 School Organizers

Don Siegel (UT Austin)

Keith Stevenson (Battery-Scientist Consultant)

Anne Co (The Ohio State University)

School Description

The purpose of this Telluride Science & Innovation Center’s summer school is to encourage communication and discussion of new ideas related to chemistry and charge transfer at interfaces. These phenomena are essential ingredients for  understanding and optimizing
electrochemical energy conversion and storage devices such as batteries, supercapacitors, fuel and solar cells. Experimental tools with increased spatial and temporal resolution, as well as novel theoretical methods, are both needed to characterize interfacial processes in these systems. Growing interest in vehicle electrification and grid-based storage has driven this area to become increasingly interdisciplinary. Furthermore, opportunities exist to more closely link experiment and theory. The school will foster the formation of these linkages; experimental and theoretical talks will be interwoven to facilitate closing the “experiment-theory loop" and to maximize productive discussion between these interdisciplinary groups. The Telluride School on Electrochemical Energy Storage, will cover both experimental and theoretical principles, methods, and approaches relevant to the design of advanced energy conversion and storage applications. This school will consist of a team-taught group of experts. This course will foster and better train the next generation of scientists and engineers to proficiently work in this now very interdisciplinary and rapidly accelerating field of research and technological development.

Tentative Topics Include:

The school’s estimated costs are as follows:
Registration/Tuition: $349
Lodging: $130/night in shared lodging for six nights ($780). Note: Four students will share a unit. Each unit is two-bedroom suite with a king in the master bedroom, two twins in the upstairs bedroom, and a sleeper sofa.
Travel costs to Telluride: Fly to Montrose, CO and take a shared shuttle with Telluride Express (Telluride Science scientists can get a 10% discount (Group code: “TSRC”) with Telluride Express – $143.54 round trip with discount).
Meals provided by Telluride Science: Breakfast, snacks, Wednesday night picnic with other visiting scientists.

2024 Faculty


School Venue

Telluride Science & Innovation Center at the Telluride Depot, 300 S. Townsend St. Telluride, CO 81435


Application Deadline is April 1, 2024

For more information, email

2021 school was graciously sponsored by: