We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Aakash Chand Rai joined our department on 23 May 2022 as an 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.


The launch of "Integrated Clean Energy Material Acceleration" Platform on 4th April 2022. (Click here)
Congratulation to "Prof. Kanwar S. Nalwa", "Prof. Anandh Subramaniam", "Prof. Jayant Kumar Singh".


We are pleased to inform you that Dr.Laltu Chandra has recently joined our department (on 7 March 2022) as an 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.


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


We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Deepika Swami has recently joined our department (on Dec. 23, 2021) as 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.


We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Lalit Pant has recently joined our department (on Dec. 07, 2021) as 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.