Energy Science and Technology Program


The Energy Science and Technology Program at Centre for Advanced Studies was started in 2019 befitting the institute’s quest for promoting research-driven contemporary inter-disciplinary program. The program was started with 18 seats intake in M.Tech course and planning to add PhD course to it from this year onwards. The syllabus and curriculum of this course were designed with help of reputed experts of the field belonging to both industry and academia suitable for both research-oriented and industry interested candidates. The spectrum of highly qualified faculties encompasses experts from various up-to-date energy technology-related fields. The program has taken big strides in the first year of its inception by taking off in establishing the following highly advanced and state-of-the-art laboratories through a very generous grant from the university: The campus itself is high-tech with all modern facilities such as high-speed Wi-Fi and a centrally air-conditioned campus and having a Digital Library with access to all the major national and international science and engineering books and journals.

Why Energy Science and Technology Program?
1. Energy Science and Technology offers a promising future among all the branches in both science and technology
2. The change from conventional form of energy to the non-conventional energy offers wide scope in research
3. With the advent of electric vehicles, the students can build a successful career in R&D sector
4. The curriculum is designed to cater to needs of energy industry backed up by sophisticated instrumentation in energy science and technology program
5. Students can work in diverse areas in collaborations with the faculties of reputed institutions like IITs, etc.
6. Grants like contingency, attending conference, and paper publication assistance to the students.

Academics: The Energy Science and Technology (EST) Program at Centre for Advanced Studies offers M.Tech course in Energy Science and Technology (EST). GATE/Non-GATE candidates can apply online for admission to M.Tech EST program. GATE qualified candidates will be eligible for a monthly stipend as per AICTE/MHRD/University rules.

M.Tech Energy Science and Technology



Facilities and Resources

1. Energy Conversion and Storage Laboratory

Energy Conversion and Storage Facility is a state of the art at Centre for Advanced Studies, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow. This lab is equipped with most advanced electrochemical analyzer wherein electrochemical methods are utilized to control the flow of electrons to: produce electricity from chemical reactions, drive chemical reactions, and perform analytical measurements of chemical phenomena. This facility in conjunction with the materials chemistry and synthesis laboratory Under Energy Science and technology and Nanotechnology program is the housing facilities giving single point solution from material synthesis, their testing, and their optimization as application via fabrication lab. For more information:click here

2.Photovoltaic and Solar Energy Laboratory

Photovoltaic and Solar Energy Laboratory is established under Energy Science and Technology Program at Centre for Advanced Studies, AKTU, Lucknow. The photovoltaic and solar energy laboratory targets to make solar energy/electricity more affordable by improving the reliability and durability of photovoltaic (PV) modules, lowering the material and processing cost and increasing PV efficiency. The equipment and instruments facility allows the scholars to carry out both basic and applied research activities to improve or develop new technologies, designs to deal with safety issues, create advanced analysis methods considering the processing cost involved in the whole. The main facilities include multifunction instrument for testing PV systems solar array simulator, Solar Energy kit along with Programmable AC/DC electronic load, solar power generation system model, grid tied invertors test setup and solar thermal training kit with water heating. The Photovoltaic and Solar Energy Laboratory focuses to advance the research & development across the full spectrum of Photovoltaic (PV) and for its diverse applications.
Objectives:

• Focus efforts on high-impact fundamental and applied research and development (R&D) to create disruptive technologies in PV.
• It helps students to understand and evaluate the performance of a PV panel System under different atmospheric conditions like temperature, pressure, wind, radiation etc.
• The solar PV training system covers the fundamentals of solar PV system as well as basic research on PV system and related electronics which would be helpful to the engineering students of both Post-Graduate and Doctoral program.
• To enhance human resource which is industry ready in the field of design, development, manufacturing and testing of PV cells.
Highlights:

• Simulated, accelerated indoor and outdoor testing
• Outdoor field testing
• Uniform and consensus standard testing for PV and codes
Simulation of I-V curve under different temperature and irradiation• Real time PV and Solar resource testing
• High speed high performance photovoltaic / solar simulation power supply
• Graphical software interface
• Static and dynamic MPPT performance test
• Solar power meter For more information:click here
Resources
Modern Classrooms
Established Laboratory Facilities
Digital Library

Faculty Details
Dr Saurabh Mishra


(Assistant Professor)
(PhD IIT ISM Dhanbad)

Worked as an Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator (Department of Petroleum Engineering) at University Institute of Engineering, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Mohali, Punjab.
- Dr. Saurabh Mishra completed his doctorate from Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad under the supervision of Dr. Keka Ojha (Associate Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, IITDhnabad). He did his research work in the field of production technology, on the topic "DEVELOPMENT OF CHEMICAL SYSTEMS FOR CONSOLIDATING SAND FORMATION TO IMPROVE OIL PRODUCTION" in the year 2017. During his research work he developed 4 new chemical systems (including nanoparticle induced chemicals) to consolidate the sand formation beneath the earth crust. - He completed his M.Tech. in 2013 and B.Tech. in 2009.
- He received research fellowship by U.G.C., New Delhi, India in 2013 to carry out his research work and scholarship to pursue post-graduation in Engineering by MHRD, India in 2011
- He is the member of the Society of Petroleum Engineering and European Association of Geoscientist & Engineers

Dr Pushpendra Kumar Singh Rathore

(Assistant Professor)
(PhD IIT(BHU), Varanasi)

Mr. Pushpendra Kumar Singh Rathore has submitted his PhD from IIT(BHU) in the area of Thermal Energy Storage in Buildings. He had done his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering in the year 2008 and M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering in 2013. He was bronze medalist in M.Tech. His area of research is solar thermal energy storage, energy efficient building envelope, solar thermal applications, solar distillation and alternate fuels. He is also working in the field of development and characterization of energy efficient materials for improving building energy efficiency. He has published 14 SCIE indexed research articles of cumulative impact factor of more than 63.2 in international journal of repute. He had publication in Elsevier, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Springer, Begell house, Willey. He had also published 11 research articles in International/national conferences. Additionally, he was also the reviewer of more than 10 SCIE/Scopus indexed international journals published by Royal Society of Chemistry, Taylor and Francis, Elsevier, Springer. He was pro-actively involved in teaching and research. He received research excellence award by Institute of Scholars in the year 2019. He had attended various STTP/Workshop organized by IIT Bombay, IIT (BHU), MNIT jaipur, MANIT Bhopal in the field of Solar Energy.

Dr Gyan Prakash Devendra Nath Maurya

(Assistant Professor)
PhD IIT Kanpur

Maurya Gyanprakash Completed B.E. in Chemical Engineering from University of Mumbai followed by M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur under the supervision of Dr. Raj Ganesh Pala. His current research area includes Modeling and experimental analysis of catalyst applied to electrochemical systems with the help of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The electrochemical system includes the catalyst for Oxygen evolution reaction, Photoelcetrochemical water splitting, electroless copper deposition, supercapacitor and Li-ion battery application.

Staff:
1. Ms Monika Singh, Junior Research Engineer

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Research Areas

Research Areas: Electrode materials for batteries, supercapacitors applications, materials for oil spill clean-ups, oil recovery, thermal energy storage materials, etc.

S. No.

Name of the Faculty / Email- ID

Area of Specialization

1

Dr Saurabh Mishra
saurabhm@cas.res.in
Applications of nanotechnology in oil industry, etc.

2

Dr Pushpendra Kumar Singh Rathore
pushpendra@cas.res.in
Phase change materials, solar thermal energy storage, solar distillation, etc.

3

Dr Gyan Prakash Devendra Nath Maurya
gyan@cas.res.in
Electrocatalysis and photo-electrocatalysis, etc.