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Welcome to the website of the Department of Sustainable Energy Engineering. The Department came into existence in December 2020 and has association of more than twenty faculty members drawing from various disciplines who are active in various thematic areas related to the Department. More details of research activities and associated faculty profiles can be found here. The department is committed to excellence in teaching, research & development and outreach related to science, engineering, technology development and policy matters related to energy sustainability.

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An article published in The Indian Express under Experts Explain Section, titled "What it will take to fulfill India's solar power dream", written by Prof. Ashish Garg and Prof. Rajeev Jindal. Read Article

Departmental Events


Atul Gopal, co-founder and trustee of three schools, work under the Peepal Tree umbrella, delivered a talk on "Ending the ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) age"Mon, 6 June 2022, L13, 02:30 PM IST. Know more...


Kick-Off Meeting of DST Materials MAP will be held at IIT Kanpur on 27-28 May 2022 and will be attended by the DST officials and professors from 13 elite institutions of India.
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Prof. Rakesh Agrawal, at Purdue University, who is also a Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Kanpur, will deliver a talk on "Engineering Solutions for a Solar Economy" on Wed, 27 Apr 2022, Online, 04:00 PM IST.  Know More...


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Selected Publications

S. Yadav, M. A. Kareem, H. K. Kodali, D. Agarwal, A. Garg, A. Verma, K. S. Nalwa, Optoelectronic modeling of all-perovskite tandem solar cells with design rules to achieve 30% efficiency, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Accepted (2022)

Daksh Agarwal, Rakesh Potnuru, Chiranjeev, Vinay Rajesh Darla, Kaustubh Kulkarni, Ashish Garg, Raju Kumar Gupta, Naveen Tiwari, and Kanwar Singh Nalwa, Recent advances in the modeling of fundamental processes in liquid metal batteries, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 158, 112167 (2022)

Dr. Lalit Pant and his collaborators from Berkely Lab published a review on "Continuum Modeling of Porous Electrodes for Electrochemical Synthesis" in Chemical Reviews. The article can be accessed at

Ayel V., Slobodeniuk M., Bertossi R., Karmakar A., Martineau F., Romestant C., Bertin Y., Khandekar S., Thermal Performances of a Flat-plate Pulsating Heat Pipe Tested with Water, Aqueous Mixtures and Surfactants, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 178, p. 107599, 2022. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2022.107599

Bhendura M., Muralidhar K., Khandekar S., Determination of Evaporation Rate of Warm Water Placed inside a Partially-filled Top Cooled Enclosure, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 179, p. 107612, 2022 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2022.107612

[J10] M. P. Korukonda, R. Prakash, S. Samanta and L. Behera, "Model Free Adaptive Neural Controller for Standalone Photovoltaic Distributed Generation Systems With Disturbances," in IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 653-667, April 2022,

Mitanjali, Arghode, V. K., Investigation of Dual Color Angular Beam Scanning (DCABS) PIV System, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, v 151, p 106916-1-18, 2022.

J. Madhavan, M. K. Das, A. De. A multiscale approach for stable relaxation parameter values in lattice Boltzmann simulations of heat and mass transport in porous media. Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals , 2022, 82 (1-2), 41-59.

M. Verma, A. De. A Thermal Cooling Enhancements in a Heated Channel Using Flow-Induced Motion. ASME Thermal Science and Engineering Applications , 2022, 14, 081003.

Agarwal S. Shaswat, Kumar K., Chandra L., Ghosh P, Improved wake velocity distribution behind a rising bubble for isothermal and thermally stratified liquid layers, J. Heat Transfer-Transactions of ASME, 2022

Atul Kumar Soni, Rakesh Kumar Panda, Avinash Kumar, Abheejeet Mohapatra, S. N. Singh and S. C. Srivastava, "Impact of Control Parameters on Short-Circuit Capacity of Inverter Based Sources", IEEE IAS Global Conference on Emerging Technologies (GlobConET) 2022, 2022, pp. 1-5.

"Local Governance in Just Energy Transition: Towards a Community-Centric Framework." Pradip Swarnakar and Mudit Kumar Singh.Published: 2022.