Selection of nanomaterials for energy harvesting and storage applications is an interdisciplinary course which deals with selection of nanomaterials and key challenges to improve performance of the energy harvesting and storage devices/techniques. In this course we will be covering different energy harvesting and storage techniques and the parameters that are to be considered in selecting the nanomaterials for the same.
UG & PG students of Metallurgy, Nano Science & Nanotechnology, Chemical Engg, Chemistry, Electronics,Electrical, Physics, and Material Science etc. R&D personals in industries
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Kaushik Pal is an Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, IIT Roorkee since 2012. He has obtained his Ph.D Degree (2009) from IIT, Kharagpur and then joined to Gyeongsang National University, South Korea for pursuing Post-Doc research. His fields of interests are surface modification of nano-materials and use of such materials in different electronic, mechanical and bio-medical applications.Currently, he is acting as reviewer of several internationally known journals and an active member of National Academy of Sciences, American Chemical Society (ACS) and Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Also, he is the recipient of Brain Korea (BK-21) fellowship award and DAAD fellowship award.
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Week 1: Introduction, Criteria for choosing the nanomaterials for energy harvesting and storage applications, Brief discussion about all types of energy harvesting and storage systems, Solar energy, Nanomaterials used for solar energy, Types of solar energy, Solar thermal and heat transfer fluids with example.
Week 2: Hydrogen energy: Introduction, Nanomaterials used for hydrogen energy generation, Methods to produce hydrogen energy,Hydrogen production from fossil fuels and biomass, thermo-chemical process, electrolysis, solar and biological, Key Challenges for hydrogen energy generation.
Nanogenerators: Introduction, Types of Nanogenerators: Piezoelectric, Thermoelectric, Pyro-electric, Electromagnetic, and Triboelectric, Key challenges for choosing nanomaterials for nanogenerators, Other conventional energy generation techniques: Wind energy, Tidal, Thermal, hydro power generation, Nuclear and geothermal energy production.
Energy storage, Nanomaterials used for energy storage, key challenges for energy storage, Solution of key challenges, Type of energy storages: Electrochemical (Batteries), Supercapacitor, Hydrogen storage, Thermal energy storage.
Books and References
1. Nanomaterials for sustainable energy by Quan Li, Springer
2. Materials in energy conversion, harvesting and storage by Kathy Lu, Wiley
3. Energy storage systems and components by Alfred Rufer, CRC Press
4. Handbook of Hydrogen energy by S.A. Sherif, CRC Press