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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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On the initiative of the Central Government, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has taken a major step for the betterment of the environment. In the project, air quality sensors will be installed in 1356 blocks of 113 district of Uttarpradesh and Bihar states. It will also give information about temperature along with pollution. Read Article

Departmental Events


To celebrate a day for the planet we really care about, the Department of Sustainable Energy Engineering in collaboration with SIIC, CESE, Chandrakanta Kesavan Center and the Office of R&D is organizing the program on 5th June 2023 i.e. World Environment Day.


India-UK Symposium on "Sustainability: Addressing Water-Energy-Food nexus [Sustain-WEF]" on 17-19 April 2023, Outreach, IIT Kanpur.
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Dr. Ram Ramaswamy, Director of NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) will deliver a talk on " Climate Change: Lessons from the Past for the Future Temperature and Hydrologic Impacts "17th March 2023 (Friday), 12:00 PM, DJ-306 (Diamond Jubilee).Poster Link


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Selected Publications

Vishwa Deepak Kumar, Laltu Chandra, Sudipto Mukhopadhyay, Rajiv Shekhar, Simulated Experimental Assessment of a Laboratory-Scale Solar Convective Furnace System, (2022).

Suchismita Ghosh, Abdul Akhir, Deepanshi Saxena, Sneha Singh, Sri Sivakumar, Sidharth Chopra and Raja Angamuthu, Investigating the photosensitivity of koneramines for cell imaging and therapeutic applications, Dalton Transactions, (2022).

Sonam Mehrotra, Sakthi Raje, Anant Kumar Jain, Ray J. Butcher and Raja Angamuthu, Triazine based eccentric Piedfort units towards a single source hydrogen bonded network, Chemical Communications, (2022)

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, (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.