December 28, 2022
We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Amarendra Edpuganti has recently joined our department (on 28 December 2022) as a Assistant Professor.
November 14, 2022
We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Sudarshan Narayanan has recently joined our department (on 14 November 2022) as a Assistant Professor. After graduating with a B.Tech in Engineering Physics from IIT Madras in 2009, he obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh PA, USA in 2014. Following this, he was an R&D Engineer in the Vacuum Coatings group of Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) in Pittsburgh, PA USA from 2014-2019. In 2020, he joined University of Oxford as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Materials. His primary research interests include thin film coatings, transparent conductors, optoelectronic devices, solid state batteries, and advanced materials characterization.
August 09, 2022
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
August 02, 2022
We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Deepika Jhajhria has recently joined our department (on 02 August 2022) as a Research Establishment Officer. Dr. Jhajhria received her Ph.D. in Physics from IIT Delhi in 2019. She has worked on projects related to fabrication of on-chip supercapacitor devices at IIT Roorkee. Her research interest includes electrochemical energy storage and solid state thin-film supercapacitors.
July 04, 2022
We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Prabodh Bajpai has recently joined our department (on 04 July 2022) as a Associate Professor. Dr. Bajpai has received the B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Roorkee, the M.Tech degree in Energy Studies from IIT Delhi, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur. He has served in the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India till June 2022. He has worked as first Sr. Research Fellow in PMI, NTPC Ltd.. He has served as Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy (BASE) Fellow in Washington State University (WSU) Pullman, USA. He has received faculty excellence award fellowship in IIT Kharagpur. His research interests include Renewable energy systems, Microgrid, Power system restructuring, and Solar PV applications.
July 01, 2022
We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Rajeev Jindal has recently joined our department (on 01 July 2022) as a Professor of Practice. Dr Rajeev Jindal did his Ph.D. in Physics from IIT Delhi in 1998. After his PhD he was a postdoctoral fellow at Universite de Nice, France and Mississippi State University, USA. Subsequently, he joined industry and served various industries like Moser Baer, NTL, C&S Electric in the field of optical data storage, solar photovoltaics, LED lighting etc in the capacity of R&D manager and business management. He has been actively involved in product development research all along and has rolled out multiple products converting lab-based ideas to commercial products.
May 23, 2022
We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Aakash Chand Rai joined our department on 23 May 2022 as a Assistant Professor. Dr. Rai received his B.Tech. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and Purdue University, respectively. Before joining our department, Dr. Rai held positions in Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), General Electric (GE), University of Surrey, and Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS-Pilani). He is a recipient of prestigious national and international awards, including the ASHRAE Grant-in-Aid award, BITS OPERA award, and early career research award. His research is focused on improving the energy efficiency and air quality in the built environment.
April 04, 2022
DST has launched three Integrated Clean Energy Material Acceleration Platforms (ICMAPs) at the MI Annual Gathering session on 4th April 2022. IIT Kanpur is the lead institute in ICMAP on Materials with Prof. Kanwar Nalwa of Sustainable Energy Engineering as Center Head. In the other two MAPs, Prof. Anandh Subramaniam and Prof. Jayant Singh are PIs in ICMAP on Bioenergy and Hydrogen, led by IIT Hyderabad while Prof. Sri Sivakumar and Prof. Raj Pala are PIs in ICMAP on Storage, led by IISER Thiruvananthapuram.
March 07, 2022
We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Laltu Chandra has recently joined our department (on 7 March 2022) as a Associate Professor. Dr. Chandra received Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany (now KIT Germany). Subsequently, during 2006-2022, he was associated with IGCAR Kalpakkam India, INP Grenoble France, NRG Petten The Netherlands, IIT Jodhpur and IIT (BHU) Varanasi. He specializes in fluid flow and heat transfer, and in particular a) bubble dynamics, b) experiment and computation, c) dust transport and deposition, d) solar thermal sub-system design, and e) turbulence modelling.
February 10-11, 2022
Department of Sustainable Energy Engineering (Dr. K. S. Nalwa) organizer and Chandrakanta Kesavan Center for Energy Policy and Climate Solutions are co-organizing the UK-India SUNRISE symposium on "Transition to NetZero" on 10-11 February 2022, to be held on virtual platform.
The symposium will showcase technology development sessions on food, water, energy and Net Zero. Food, water and energy together makes the foundation for socio-economic development and well-being, but also significantly contributetowards global warming and climate change, which raises the concern of environmental and ecological sustainability. Food-Water-Energy-Climate Nexus with transition towards Net Zero will be an effective way to deal with these complicated issues, which would require an interplay of technological interventions, and dedicated efforts of multiple stakeholders including academicians, researchers, industries and decision makers in this direction. SUNRISE symposium will explore the linkages between water and hygiene, energy harvesting, energy systems, food production and food security in the context of decarbonisation and Net zero through global collaboration of leading research teams and industries. For more information click here
December 23, 2021
We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Deepika Swami has recently joined our department (on Dec. 23, 2021) as a Assistant Professor. Dr. Deepika Swami has done her Masters in Energy and Environmental Management and PhD in Climate Studies from IIT Bombay. She has also worked as a research scientist in multiple projects related to Climate and Sustainability, Climate change and livelihood, Regional energy management, climate change acquisition and knowledge dissemination sponsored by National Communications to UNFCCC (NATCOM), Department of Science and Technology, European Union-IUC and The Akshaya Patra Foundation. Berkner fellowship from American Geophysical Union was one of the prestigious awards given to her for her work on need of decentralization of Climate policy for India. She has also contributed as an author for Rajasthan State Action Plan on Climate Change. Her broad area of interest is in Energy Policy and Climate Changes.
December 07, 2021
We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Lalit Pant has recently joined our department (on Dec. 07, 2021) as a Assistant Professor. Dr. Lalit Pant has done his B.Tech. in mechanical engineering from IIT Delhi (India) in 2009. He obtained his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from University of Alberta (Canada) in 2016. His research is focused on understanding electrochemical energy conversion devices, such as polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs) and batteries using multi-scale and multi-physics simulation models. He has developed novel modeling approaches for studying the effect of micro-kinetics, porous media structure, and degradation modes on device performance. He also specializes in using x-ray tomography to investigate micro-scale phenomena in porous media. His broad area of interest is in Electrochemical energy conversion and storage, numerical modelling, porous media transport.
February 28, 2021: Professors Jishnu Bhattacharya, Sameer Khandekhar and Ashish Garg, delivered lectures on the occasion of National Science Day, organized by IITK
February 22-25, 2021: EPSRC (UK) Sponsored Indian-UK SUNRISE Virtual Symposium to be held on 22-25 February 2021, Chaired by Prof. Raju Kumar Gupta
January 13, 2021: Ms. Bushara Fatma, PhD student under Prof. Ashish Garg, delivered a lecture in a Short School at PEC Chandigarh on "Energy Harvesting"
December 07, 2020
Department Sustainable Energy Engineering established for education and cutting-edge research in energy sustainability on 7th Dec 2020 by the Board of Governers of IIT Kanpur on the recommendations of Academic Senate.