International Joint Graduate Course in Sustainable Energy Conversion and the Environment


2019 host: Korea University

July 8-19, 2019

Download the syllabus!

This course is offered in rotation between the University of Maryland, the Technical University of Hamburg (Germany), Korea University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Waseda University (Japan). 

Students work together on group projects and relax together on the evenings and weekends. 


2022 - University of Maryland, USA

2021 - Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

2020 - Waseda University, Japan

2019 - Korea University, South Korea

2018 - Technical University of Hamburg, Germany

2017 - University of Maryland Learn more.

Course Objectives

  • Understand technologies for sustainable energy production, conversion and utilization.
  • Understand limitations and opportunities.
  • Gain experience in challenges and opportunities in designing sustainable energy systems.
  • Develop your own vision for a future sustainable energy scenario.

How to Apply

University of Maryland students please apply via the Study Abroad website by March 1, 2019

Your housing will located within walking distance to campus, typlically in a nearby hotel.

It is affordable!

Housing and meals are included in the program fee and tuition remission can be applied to the program fee!


Dr. Reinhard Radermacher is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Center for Environmental Energy Engineering,  University of Maryland, U.S.A. 

Dr. Yunho Hwang is a Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Director of the Cetner for Enviornmental Energy Engineering at the University of Maryland, U.S.A.

Dr. Gerhard Schmitz is Professor for Thermodynamics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Hamburg University of Technology., Germany.

Dr. Hoseong Lee is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Opimized Energy Conversion Systems Lab at Korea University. 

Dr. Kiyoshi Saito is director of the Saito Lab within the Department of Applied Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, School of Fundamental Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Japan.