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Department of

Energy Science & Engineering

thinking outside the barrel

www.ese.iitb.ac.in
VISION
To develop sustainable
energy systems and
solutions for the future

20 core
faculty
The Department of Energy Science and
Engineering (DESE) is a leading inter-
disciplinary energy education and research
hub. DESE has developed several novel
education programmes focussing on the

30 associate
faculty
application of science and engineering to
problems in energy. Recent highlights in
research and development include a grid
connected MW scale solar thermal power
plant and test facility, self cleaning solar

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PV modules, high efficiency PV cells based
project on new materials, novel Li ion batteries,
staff improved flow fields for fuel cells, and
biofuel based rural electrification. DESE has
cutting edge fabrication, characterisation,

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testing and demonstration facilities with
students strong industrial linkages and international
collaborations. We welcome you to
partner with us to help design and build
sustainable energy systems for the future.

March 2016
ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
PhD BTech-MTech
A programme that aims to develop researchers Interdisciplinary programme designed to
who can provide fundamental inputs required train specialist engineers who can tackle the
to meet the challenges of a sustainable energy challenges of the energy sector with cross cutting
future analytical skills
Duration: 3-5 yrs Duration: 5 yrs
Admissions: May & Dec; written test/interview Admissions: Summer; JEE
Student intake: 20 Student intake: 30

37.5%
40%

7.5% 15%

MSc-PhD MTech
Students with a BSc take science and A programme designed to enhance the
engineering courses relevant to energy fundamental engineering education for a
preparing them to tackle fundamental research career in energy systems engineering
problems in sustainable energy Duration: 2 yrs
Duration: 5+ yrs Admissions: Summer; GATE score
Admissions: Summer; JAM score & written test/
Student intake: 25
interview
Student intake: 15

*MINOR
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: Students majoring in other disciplines can take courses towards a minor in Energy Engineering

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Degrees awarded in 2015: 94
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COURSES

• Thermodynamics and Energy


Conversion
• Thermo-Fluid Devices
• Mechanics of Materials
• Numerical Analysis • Thermodynamics and
• Mathematical Foundation for Statistical Mechanics
Energy Science • Quantum Mechanics
• Energy Systems Modelling and • Modern Optics
Analysis
MECHANICAL

MATHEMATICS PHYSICS

ENERGY

CHEMICAL ELECTRICAL

• Transport Phenomena
• Electrical Machines
• Reaction Engineering and CHEMISTRY
• Power Electronics
Combustion
• Electrical Systems Analysis
• Electrochemistry

• Chemistry for Energy Science


• Methods in Analytical Techniques
• Molecular Spectroscopy

ENERGY
• Energy Management • Wind Energy Conversion Systems
• Renewable Enrgy Technologies • Materials and Devices for Energy
• Energy Resources, Economics and Conversion
Environment • Solar Photovoltaics: Fundamentals,
• Hydrogen Energy Technology and Applications
• Waste to Energy • Power Generations and System Planning
• Nuclear Reactor Theory • Energy and Climate
FACULTY
Balasubramaniam Kavaipatti Chetan Solanki
Cheap and abundant materials for Thin-film silicon solar cells, module cleaning,
photovoltaic applications, transparent concentrators, carbon nano tubes
conductors
Dayadeep Monder J.K. Nayak
Multiscale modelling of fuel cells, first Solar thermal energy, passive solar
principles (electro)catalysis architecture

Manaswita Bose Manoj Neergat


Flow of granular materials, multiphase Fuel cells, precious & non-precious metal
fluid dynamics, coal gasification & catalysts, microbial fuel cells
combustion
Prakash Chandra Ghosh Pratibha Sharma
Hydrogen production from renewables, Solid state hydrogen storage materials,
low temperature fuel cells fluoroscent core shelled nano structures for
PV
Rajesh Gupta Rangan Banerjee (Head)
Reliability and degradation of PV cells and Energy management & efficiency, energy
modules - characterization and modelling systems modelling, planning & policy

Sagar Mitra Sankara Sarma V. Tatiparti


Nanostructured materials, Li-ion, Na-ion Hydrogen storage, nano-interface
batteries, battery electrode design/fabrication engineering, polycrystalline nano dendritic
growth
Santanu Bandyopadhyay Shaibal K. Sarkar
Process Integration, pinch analysis, Sensitized solar cells, photoelectrochemistry,
industrial energy conversion, energy nanocrystalline materials for PV
systems modelling
Shireesh B. Kedare Srinivas Seethamraju
Concentrating solar collector, industrial Gasification, fischer-tropsch synthesis,
thermal systems, wind machines reactive distillation, waste to energy

Suneet Singh Suryanarayana Doolla


Numerical methods for neutron diffusion Smartgrids, microgrids, power systems
and fluid flow, stability of nuclear reactors operation & control, grid integration of
renewables
Venkatasailanathan Ramadesigan Zakir Hussain Rather
Modelling & numerical simulation of Grid Integration of renewables, Power
electrochemical energy storage systems system dynamics & control, smartgrid &
microgrid, demand side response
LABS AND FACILITIES

Thermal Evaporator PECVD Metal Sputtering

XRD FE-SEM

VMP3
ALD Reactor Reel to Reel Coater Sievert Apparatus

FTIR I-V Measurement Module Imaging

Battery Cycling System Solar Simulator Environmental Chamber

Vaccuum Pyrolysis Plant Thermocline thermal storage Biodiesel generation plant


RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
Green
Process Buildings
Integration &
Optimisation
Microgrid

Energy ENERGY
Efficiency SYSTEMS
ANALYSIS

Energy Policy
& Management

Clean Coal
Technologies

Nuclear
Engineering

Solar PV
Batteries
Fuel Cells

ENERGY
CONVERSION
Hydrogen
& STORAGE

Combustion
& IC Engines

Biofuels

RENEWABLES

Solar
Thermal Wind &
Hydro
RESEARCH INITIATIVES

National Centre for Photovoltaic


Research and Education
National Solar Thermal
Power Plant

• 1 MW grid connected solar thermal power plant • A interdisciplinary research centre focusing on solar
designed, developed and implemented by IITB led PV cells, modules, and associated power electronics
consortium at Gurgaon • State of the art facilities for fabrication and
• Unique feature: Integration of two different solar characterization - sponsored by MNRE
fields (Parabolic Trough & Linear Fresnel)
India and the United States (SERIIUS)
Solar Energy Research Institute for

Stability and Performance of


Photovoltaic (STAPP)

• Indo-US research initiative to develop and ready • A joint Indo-UK research initiative to address the sta-
emerging and revolutionary solar technologies bility and long-term performance of PV modules and
• SERIIUS will accelerate the development of solar systems
electric technologies by lowering the cost per Watt • Understanding and predicting the generation and
of photovoltaics and concentrated solar power growth of defects, effective lifetimes of modules,
PV rating in different climates
PUBLICATIONS & PATENT

Journals with faculty on the editorial board

ELECTRIC POWER
COMPONENTS and SYSTEMS

Journals where we publish Books by faculty members


• ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces • Engineering Education in India
• Applied Energy • Handbook on Energy Conscious Buildings
• Chemical Engineering Science • Renewable Energy Technology for the new
• Current Science Millenia
• Renewable Energy Technologies
• Electrochimica Acta
• Solar Energy - Principles of thermal
• Energy and Fuels collection and storage
• Energy Policy • Solar Photovolatics
• IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics/
Power Delivery/Smart Grids
• Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
• International Journal of Heat and Mass Annual Data (2014)
Transfer




Journal of Physical Chemistry B/C
Journal of Power Sources
Journal of the Electrochemical Society
Nanoscale
101 Journal
Publications




Philosophical Magazine
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Renewable Energy
17.5 Crores
Funding



RSC Advances
Solar Energy
The Journal of Physical Chemical Letters 16 Patents
(last 5 years)
PLACEMENTS

Services Analytics
Finance 7%
10%
3%
IT/Software
Consulting
8%
Education 15%
2%

Sector wise placement 2015

Engineering & Technology


55%

Priyanka Desouza Winning the Oxford Rhodes Scholarship was a dream and I can only
UN Environment Programme, Nairobi ascribe my winning it to the freedom [the department] gave me in
developing my interests”
Sameer Maithel A wide variety of courses covering renewable energy generation, energy
Director, GreenTech Solutions management and energy systems modelling, provided me with a robust
foundation to develop a career in research and consulting”
Ravi Gehlot One of the prominent factors that got me into Sony Energy Devices was the
Sony Energy Devices Corporation
Japan
diverse curriculum of the department. The curriculum equips students with
analytical and problem solving skills, which are essential for different jobs
across the sectors”
COLLABORATIONS

ARUN SOLAR (with CLIQUE developments limited)

Strong
linkages with 50+
partner companies
(Industry Partnership
Scheme)

CUMMINS village electrification programme

CUMMINS engine laboratory FORBES MARSHALL energy efficiency laboratory


OUTREACH

1 MW SOLAR PV Plant, ENERGY DAY, a platform


setup at campus building for the young researchers
of the department to
rooftops has an annual
showcase their work to
electricity production of industry
1.4 million kWh

CEPs (continuing
education programmes)
offered in fields of energy
management & solar
thermal systems assist
industry professionals in
improving their skills

ICAER, an international MILLION SOUL (Solar


conference for taking Urja Lamp) project, aims
stock of current status of at distributing 1 million
research in energy while solar lamps to students
also setting guidelines across India (sposored
for future directions in by MNRE)
research
Project on portable power

STUDENT ACTIVITIES
generation by students
won first prize in Global
Tech Energy Challenge,
organized by Global
alliance of Technological
Universities in July 2013

TEAM SHUNYA, first Indian


team to get selected in
Solar Decathlon Europe,
aims to change meaning of
comfortable and
affordable living for middle
class Indian households

HELIOS, annual student


fest of department,
comprises of
competitions, events and
workshops on a theme
relevant to energy

ENERGY CLUB, a group


of energy conscious stu-
dents aiming to spread
energy awareness on
campus
IIT Bombay

Department of Energy Science and Engineering


Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Powai, Mumbai, INDIA - 400 076
Phone: +91-22-2576-7890 (office), 8890 (head)
Fax: +91-22-2572-4890
office.ese@iitb.ac.in, head.ese@iitb.ac.in
http://www.ese.iitb.ac.in

Designed by: Anisha Bajaj, Ankit Jotwani, Suraj Naik (students, DESE)