Research Thrust Areas / Energy


Meeting the ever increasing energy demands of humanity in a sustainable and renewable manner is perhaps the greatest challenge facing us today. Batteries and renewable energy sources have a critical role to play in addressing this challenge. IIT Hyderabad researchers have made several key contributions to battery and renewable energy technologies and are leading the way towards building a more sustainable model for energy generation and storage.


Faculty Department Representative Project
Atul Deshpande Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
Kishalay Mitra Chemical Engineering Optimization of Mechanical Properties of Hot Rolled Steel using Evolutionary as well as Classical Approaches
Chandra Shekhar Sharma Chemical Engineering Direct Recycling of Polystyrene Based Waste Objects using Orange Peel Extract Oil for Oil Spills Remediation
Vinod Janardhanan Chemical Engineering Detailed Kinetic Studies of Biogas Reforming on Ni Catalyst
Surendra Kumar Martha Chemistry Feasibility Study for the Development and Realisation of Pouch/Prismatic Sodium Ion Cells for Defense Applications
Ch. Subrahmanyam Chemistry Transformation of Greenhouse Gases into Clean Fuels by Low Temperature Plasma Catalysis
Somnath Maji Chemistry Design and Synthesis of Molecular Catalysts for Chemical, Electrochemical and Photochemical Water Oxidation, Carbon dioxide Reduction and Proton Reduction and Applications of Molecular Catalysts in Functional Devices for Solar Fuels Production
Niranjan S. Ghaisas Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Jai Prakash Chemistry Search for New Transition Metal based Zintl Phases with Complex Crystal Structures for Thermoelectric Applications
Sayak Banerjee Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M. Deepa Chemistry Development of FRET Enhanced Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cell
Raja Banerjee Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Uncertainty Estimation in External Flow CFD Simulations


Bera, Manoranjan, Somnath Maji, Amrita Paul, Bikash Kumar Sahoo, Tapas Kumar Maiti, and Pradeep ND Singh. “Quinoline H2S Donor Decorated Fluorescent Carbon Dots: Visible Light Responsive H2S Nanocarriers.Journal of Materials Chemistry B (2020).

Ghaisas, Niranjan S., Aditya S. Ghate, and Sanjiva K. Lele. “Effect of tip spacing, thrust coefficient and turbine spacing in multi-rotor wind turbines and farms.Wind Energy Science 5, no. 1 (2020): 51-72.

Gurrala, Pradeep, Pallavi Katre, Saravanan Balusamy, Sayak Banerjee, and Kirti Chandra Sahu. “Evaporation of ethanol-water sessile droplet of different compositions at an elevated substrate temperature.International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 145 (2019): 118770.

Mukkabla, Radha, Manoranjan Ojha, and Melepurath Deepa. “Poly (N-methylpyrrole) barrier coating and SiO2 fillers based gel electrolyte for safe and reversible Li–S batteries.Electrochimica Acta (2019): 135571.

Revathi, Janardhanan, Adduru Jyothirmayi, Tata Narasinga Rao, and Atul Suresh Deshpande. “Wood‐Derived Carbon Fibers Embedded with SnOx Nanoparticles as Anode Material for Lithium‐Ion Batteries.Global Challenges (2019): 1900048.

Pantula, Priyanka D., and Kishalay Mitra. “A data-driven approach towards finding closer estimates of optimal solutions under uncertainty for an energy efficient steel casting process.Energy (2019): 116253.

Bharti, Vikram, Ananya Gangadharan, Tata N. Rao, and Chandra S. Sharma. “Carbon soot over layered sulfur impregnated coconut husk derived carbon: An efficient polysulfide suppressor for lithium sulfur battery.Materials Today Communications (2019): 100717.

Unnikrishnan, Anusree, Natarajan Rajalakshmi, and Vinod M. Janardhanan. “Kinetics of electrochemical charge transfer in HT-PEM fuel cells.Electrochimica Acta 293 (2019): 128-140.

Damodar, Devarakonda, Sourav Ghosh, Malothu Usha Rani, Surendra Kumar Martha, and Atul Suresh Deshpande. “Hard carbon derived from sepals of Palmyra palm fruit calyx as an anode for sodium-ion batteries.Journal of Power Sources 438 (2019): 227008.

Subramanyam, Palyam, Tanmoy Khan, Gudipati Neeraja Sinha, Duvvuri Suryakala, and Challapalli Subrahmanyam. “Plasmonic Bi nanoparticle decorated BiVO4/rGO as an efficient photoanode for photoelectrochemical water splitting.International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2019).

Prakash, Jai, Adel Mesbah, Sébastien Lebègue, and James A. Ibers. “Synthesis, crystal structure, and electronic structure of Ba2GeTe3 (Te2).Solid State Sciences 97 (2019): 105974.