2023 host: Waseda University, Tokyo

July 8 - July 21, 2023


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


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 April 2, 2023.

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!  If you need assistance with paying the program fee, we suggest you visit this scholarship webpage

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

2024 - University of Maryland, USA

2023 - Waseda University, Japan

2019 - Korea University, South Korea

2018 - Technical University of Hamburg, Germany

2017 - University of Maryland Learn more.



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 a Co-Director of the Center for Environmental Energy Engineering at the University of Maryland, U.S.A.

Dr. Yong Li is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.

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 Optimized 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.