Energy Conversion and Storage

December, 02nd to 07th 2019 
Supported by TEQIP-III (NPIU, MHRD, Government of India)

About the Workshop:

Energy conversion and storage has become a hot topic in the recent past and continues to draw attention of scientific community and policy makes. The recent impetus for this topic is due to the changes in government policies to address the need for transformation to a low carbon society, The course is designed to introduce the participants to technologies that can transform the existing fossil fuel based economy to a low carbon economy. Over the 6 days, the lectures will cover various aspects of electrochemical, photochemical and photovoltaic conversion and storage of energy. This course will provide graduate students, teachers, engineers, and researchers working in the technology domains of  batteries, fuel cells, photovoltaic cells, clean fuels, and materials for energy storage, with the theoretical knowledge that will help them to advance the technology.

Intended Participants:

The course is aimed at students, teachers, and researchers who are involved in study/teaching/development of technology for energy conversion and storage. Preferably, the participants must have a degree in one of the following: Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrochemical Engineering,
Metallurgy. The total number of participants will be limited to 60 for this course.

Course contents

• Basic Electrochemistry
Over view of electrode processes, Potentials and thermodynamics, Electrode kinetics and transport, Reference Electrodes, Potential step and sweep methods.
• Fuel Cell Technology
Basics of fuel cell operation, Fuel cell efficiency, Electrode kinetics applied to fuel cells, Simplified kinetics, Charge transport, Mass transport, Fuel cell characterisation, Different types of fuel cells and applications,
• Materials Synthesis and characterisation
 Different methods for materials synthesis, Characterisation of materials.
• Batteries
Battery basics, Lead-acid/lead carbon batteries, Li ion batteries, Beyond Li ion batteries
• Solar cells
Solar cells basics and physics, Inorganic solar cells, Organic solar cells, Solar cell assembly and characterisation.
• Photocatalysis
Basic aspects of photocatalysis, Artificial photosynthesis, Solar fuels, Metal contaminant removal from water.

Benfits of Course:

  • Build a strong foundation in the following areas:
  1. Electrochemistry
  2. Battery technologies
  3. Fuel cell technologies
  4. Solar cells
  5. Materials & characterization
  6. Photo-catalysis
  • On successful completion, certificate of participation will be awarded. 

Workshop Brochure


Participants from TEQIP sponsored institutes
There is no fee for participants from TEQIP sponsored institutes. The nominations along with the registration forms Have to be sent through their coordinator to ecs[at]
Participants from Non TEQIP institutes For other participants, the course fee is Rs. 15,000 including 18% GST.
The registration form can be done online (link) 

All payments shall be made in any of the following two modes
1. Demand Draft in favour of “IIT Hyderabad” Payable at SBI IIT Hyderabad
2. Online payment
Name of the Bank: SBI
Branch: IIT Hyderabad
IFSC: SBIN0014182
Account Number: 30859878032 (Current Account)

There are two pages in the form for you to fill up. After submitting the form, you will receive a mail from teqip with an attachment of the filled form by the end of the day. You need to take a print of this form and write your institution full name if it is not there in the list and get it signed by your institution's TEQIP coordinator/director, and send its scanned copy to teqip. You will receive a mail if your participation is confirmed. Please note that participation is allotted on a first come first serve basis.

Fee Payment details

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Important Dates:

Workshop Date: December 02nd - 07th, 2019

Last date for Online registration is 20th November, 2019 and receiving the scanned copy of the signed registration form is 20th November, 2019. Participation will be allotted strictly on a first come first serve basis 

Note: Confirmation mail will be sent on 22nd November, 2019.


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Dr. Praveen Meduri

Last Modified: November 6, 2019 at 10:58 am