Details on projects & expertise

  • Energy Technology Centres of Excellence
  • Net Zero focus areas
  • Highlights of faculty research

Energy Technology Centres of Excellence

IIT Madras expertise includes carbon capture and storage, gas hydrates, coal and biomass conversion to useful chemicals, renewable energy systems including applications in desalination and cold storage, electrolyser technologies for CO2 conversion and green hydrogen, energy storage technologies beyond lithium, and distributed energy management including for AC and DC microgrids. These are organized in seven centres of excellence.

More details for the centres and their work is available from  here: Energy Initiatives at IIT Madras

IIT Madras Energy Consortium

Eight energy research verticals with a strong multidisciplinary approach

Advanced Gas Turbine Engine Technologies
Future sustainable fuels, thermal management, seals & rotor dynamics, hybrid electric components
PI: Prof. T. M Muruganandam
Photo- and Electro-chemical Energy
Metal air batteries, Electrolyzers, Solar water splitting, Green Hydrogen
PI: Prof. Aravind Kumar Chandiran
Energy Storage & Conversion
Li-S batteries, hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite solar cells
PI: Prof. R. Kothandaraman
Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage
CO2 separation from gaseous mixtures, conversion to fuels/chemicals, storage as hydrates
PI: Prof. Rajnish Kumar

Solar Desalination & Cold Storage
compact solar desalination systems, vapor absorption & vapor jet refrigeration cold storage systems
PI: Prof. A. Mani

Microgrids & Resilient energy systems
Pilot implementation, Integration of advanced energy technologies, energy management grid operation strategy
PI: Prof. Krishna Vasudevan

Renewable Energy Enhancement
Commercially viable switch to 100% RE 
PI: Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala

Energy Systems Modelling and Risk Assessment
Energy economics, large-scale complex systems, risk modeling, AI, and optimization
PI: Prof. Satyanarayanan Seshadri

Net Zero Focus Areas @ IITM EC

Highlights of faculty research

Energy Research Impact from IITM 2011-2020