Advanced Materials for Clean Energy Laboratory
*** UK-India SUNRISE program led by Swansea University's Prof. Dave Worsley (UK) and
IISER Pune's Prof. Satishchandra Ogale (India) has won the award for "International Collaboration
of the Year", by "Times Higher Education (THE)", congratulation to the whole team !!
*** Shrreya and Padmini's Review article has been accepted in J. Phys D: Appl. Phys., congrats !!
*** Collaborative work with Moumita Majumdar's group has been published in Chem Commun., congrats !!
*** Prof. Ogale has been named among top 2% scientists in applied physics, ranked 399 in 224856, congrats !!
*** Smita's paper has been published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C, congrats !!
(Clean energy for a better tomorrow)
Clean and Renewable Energy is perhaps one of the most important research frontiers at the present time because of its significant consequences for our green and sustainable future. Since the three key fields of energy, environment and health are intertwined in many complex ways, every advance on the clean energy front can go a long way in alleviating our current serious problems in the domains of environment and health, and eventually reversing the negative trends. The emergence and rapid progress of the fields of nanotechnology and advanced functional materials during the past decade, have paved a way to several novel solutions to the problems of energy harvesting, storage and conservation. For large scale implementation of any such solution however it is imperative that the attendant materials and processing protocols are industrially scalable and inexpensive, mostly based on earth abundant materials. The molecular designs enabled by smart and green chemistry approaches, the thorough insights into various physical phenomena provided by advanced characterizations duly supported by simulations and modelling, and our ever-improving abilities to configure complex device architectures have allowed this interdisciplinary field to make rapid progress during the past few years. We are excited about the prospects this approach offers for our better future, and are committed to it because it combines fundamental and applied sciences towards definitive goals of societal interest.