University of Çukurova (CU) founded in 1973 is a public, co-educational research University. The 2000 hectare main campus located in Adana, Turkey provides everything and more expected from such an institute: a teaching hospital, academic and administrative buildings, sports fields, conference facilities, libraries, research farm, techno-park plus many recreational areas. It is one of the top 15 Universities in Turkey that has been rewarded the research university title by Turkish Higher Education Council. About 45000 students are enrolled for undergraduate education in 16 faculties from medicine to engineering, basic sciences, social studies and arts. Science, Social and Health Institutes offer graduate studies to currently 5000 students in more than 200 programs.

Faculty of Arts and Sciences has the highest number of scientific articles in the university. Currently, there are 233 masters and 135 PhD students at the faculty studying on a wide range of R&D topics. Thermal energy storage and electrochemistry research groups at Chemistry Department have been involved in several renewable energy projects on sustainable solutions for buildings, industry, domestic appliances, greenhouses, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel cells and hydrogen funded by EU, US NSF, TUBITAK and Ministry of Science and Technology. Chemistry Department has also been awarded with 20 PhD student scholarships in the fields of energy storage and hydrogen-fuel cells by Turkish Higher Education Council within the “100/2000 YOK PhD Scholarship Program in 2017-2018 academic year. This is a prestigious program awarded to departments with skills of excellence in high priority R&D fields. CU represents Turkey in International Energy Agency Technology Collaboration Program on Energy Conservation Through Energy Storage (IEA ECES) since 1995. This collaboration between 18 countries allowed scientists at CU to carry out R&D on different aspects of thermal energy storage for sustainable renewable energy solutions. In 2018, CU hosted the 14th International Conference on Energy Storage-EnerSTOCK2018 that brought researchers and industries from 24 countries together.

Departments involved in the Project include: