Introduction to Electrochemistry, Electrochemical methods and Applications

Learning objectives

This course focuses on the fundaments of electrochemistry and the application of electrochemical methods to research problems. Particular emphasis is given to the study of electrode reaction mechanisms and the interpretation of electrochemical results for experiments in an aqueous environment.

The student acquires fundamental knowledge on

  • basics of thermodynamic and kinetic of the electrochemical process
  • electrochemical methods: principles and interpretation


  • Introduction and overview of the electrode process
  • Potential and Thermodynamic of cells
  • Kinetics of electrode reactions
  • Electrochemical experiments
  • Linear sweep techniques (potentiodynamic methods)
  • Introduction to Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)

Course material

Selected material (slides, book chapters, journal publications) will be provided by the instructor.  

ECTS credits:

Dr. Yaiza Gonzalez-Garcia

Course dates:

The course will be offered once a year:
February – April

Course format:

The course consists of 5 sessions in which theoretical content is explained and research cases discussed.


  • Participation in the sessions
  • Pass a quiz at the end of the course


If you wish to enrol in the course, please contact the instructor – Dr. Yaiza Gonzalez-Garcia (y.gonzalezgarcia@tudelft) at least two weeks before the start of the course

Location: Faculty 3mE (Building 34) – Room to be announced

If the COVID-situation persists for that time, the course will be online.

Room: H-1-200 (3mE, block H, 1st floor MSE department)

Schedule 2021:



23rd February

15.30 – 17.30

9th March

15.30 – 17.30

23rd March

15.30 – 17.30

6th April

15.30 – 17.30

20th April

15.30 – 17.30