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Swayam Central

Selection of Nanomaterials for Energy Harvesting and Storage Applications

By Prof. Kaushik Pal   |   IIT Roorkee
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.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: UG & PG students of Metallurgy, Nano Science & Nanotechnology, Chemical Engg, Chemistry, Electronics,Electrical, Physics, and Material Science etc. R&D personals in industries
PREREQUISITES: None


Learners enrolled: 1864

SUMMARY

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 23 Aug 2019
Exam Date : 29 Sep 2019
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Level : Undergraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    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.

    Week 3:
    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.

    Week 4:
    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

    INSTRUCTOR BIO



    Prof. Kaushik Pal is 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 energy harvesting storage applications, sensors, 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.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 29 September 2019Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched

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