Energy Summit 2022

Enabling Transformation to a Low Carbon Future

Welcome to an in-depth and comprehensive summit on technology aspects related to the future of energy. We invite interested attendees from academia and industry to the IIT Madras Energy Summit 2022.

Energy Summit 2022, this year’s edition of IIT Madras Energy Consortium’s flagship event, will be held in Chennai on Dec 8 & 9, 2022

About the IITM Energy Summit

Following the success of the inaugural Energy Summit in 2021, the 2nd Energy Summit and Conference will be conducted showcasing the emerging technologies and enabling dialogues on climate action in India and the world.

Join us and participate in fascinating lectures, panel discussions and interactive sessions with fellow researchers from academia and industries all across the globe to combat climate change and a sneak peek into exciting future directions in energy technologies.

The event will comprise two main streams: Academic Stream – will comprise speeches and presentations from research experts and student paper presentations Industry Stream – will comprise industry expert sessions and workshops on key decarbonization themes

This section provides details about this unique summit hosted at the famous IIT Madras Research Park.

8-9 December 2022

9 AM – 8 PM

Auditorium, 7th floor, D Building, IIT Madras Research Park

The key themes for this year’s summit are:

Energy efficiency, economics and climate finance

CO2 capture technologies, utilization and storage

Hydrogen economy

Renewable integration and storage

Transitional energy pathways

Organizing Committee

Aravind Kumar Chandiran Himanshu Goyal
Preeti Aghalayam Sriram Krishnan
Rajnish Kumar Ram Narayanamurthy
Satyanarayanan Seshadri Vikram Rao
Nikhil Tambe Vasu Guruswamy
Swapna Singha Rabha Ashok Krishna
Santosh Kumar Sahu

Scientific Committee


Dr Sharath Lande Reliance Industries
Dr Deepak Rajagopal University of California Los Angeles
Dr Devi Prasad Mahapatra University of Massachusetts
Dr Aravind Rajendram University of Alberta
Dr Kaustab Mohanty IIT Guwahati
Dr Hilal Ezgi Toraman Penn State

Plenary speaker

Dr. Ashish Lele

Director, National Chemical Laboratory

Keynote address

Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala

President, IITM Research Park, RTBI & Incubation Cell

Dr Vikram Rao

Executive Director,Research Triangle Energy Consortium

Vasu Guruswamy

Lavni Ventures

Prof Praveen Linga

Professor, National University of Singapore

Prof Tiffany Walsh

Deakin University

Dr Rahul Walawalkar

President, IESA and MD, Customized Energy Solutions.

Dr Kanakasabapathi Subramanian

SVP, Product Development, Ashok Leyland


  • Pre-Summit workshop 2022
  •   Day 1  : Dec 08 2022
  •   Day 2  : Dec 09 2022

Day 1: Sessions

Themes: Energy efficiency | Energy storage | Transitional energy pathways | International partnerships

Venue:  Auditorium, 7th floor, D Building, IIT Madras Research Park

9:00 – 9:20 am

Summit Inauguration 

Prof V Kamakoti – Director of IIT Madras  

Dr Monica Kennedy – Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Australian Trade and Investment Commission 

9:20 – 10:05 am

Plenary address  

Role of green hydrogen in India’s atmanirbhar clean energy ambitions

Dr Ashish Lele – Director NCL 

10:05 – 11:30 am

Keynote lectures 

Strategies for low-carbon transition: Driving India to Net-zero

Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala – President, IITM Research Park  

Navigating the Clean Energy Transition

Dr Vikram Rao – Executive Director, Research Triangle Energy Consortium  

Energy efficiency for low carbon mobility

Dr Kanakasabapathi Subramanian – SVP, Product Development, Ashok Leyland

11:30 – 11:45 am

Tea/Coffee break

11:45 – 12:15 pm

Keynote lectures

Highlights in Energy Storage and Hydrogen Applications

Prof Tiffany Walsh – Deakin University, Australia

12:15 – 1:15 pm

Contributed talks 

Theme: Energy Efficiency 

1:15 – 2:15 pm


Poster session opens

Research progress presented by our global contributors: students, scholars, academics and industry

2:15 – 3:15 pm

Contributed talks

Theme: Energy Storage

3:15 – 3:30 pm

Tea/Coffee break

3:30– 4:00 pm

Launch of Australia India Centre for Energy  

Ms. Sarah Kirlew – Hon. Consul General of Australia  

Prof Raghunathan Rengaswamy, Dean – Global Engagement  

Prof Bas Baskaran, Pro VC International Research Partnerships, Deakin Univ  

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Aye-Aye tea  

How to make EV travel safer?

A muti-stakeholder interaction moderated by Prof Aravind Kumar Chandiran, PI-Photo & electrochemical energy sciences, Energy Consortium, IIT Madras

6:30 – 800 pm

High-powered panel   

Pathways to Panchamrit – Opportunities and roadblocks

8:00 – 9:00 pm


Day 2 : Sessions

Themes: CO2 capture & utilization | Hydrogen economy | Transitional energy pathways | Multi-stakeholder collaboration

Venue: Auditorium, 7th floor, D Building, IIT Madras Research Park

9:00 – 9:15 am

Summit Day 1 recap and context setting   

Prof Satya Seshadri, Faculty coordinator – Energy Consortium

9:15 – 10:45 am

Keynote lectures 

Energy storage via clathrate hydrates

Prof Praveen Linga, National University of Singapore  

Energy Storage: Current Status, challenges and key enablers for India

Dr. Rahul Walawalkar- President, IESA and MD, Customized Energy Solutions.  

Transitional energy pathways: Lessons from the past and thoughts for the future

Vasu Guruswamy – Partner/Founder, Lavni Ventures 

10:45 – 11:00 am

Tea/Coffee break 

11:00 – 1:00 pm

Contributed talks 

Theme: Hydrogen & Energy Storage

1:00 – 2:15 pm


Poster session opens

Research progress presented by our global contributors: students, scholars, academics and industry

2:15 – 3:15 pm

Contributed talks 

Theme: CCUS

3:15 – 3:30 pm

Tea/Coffee break 

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Technology Showcase  

5:30 – 6:15 pm

Over a Cup of Aye Aye Tea  

How realistic is a carbon-free grid?

A Muti- stakeholder interaction moderated by Prof Rajnish Kumar, IIT Madras

6:30 – 8:00 pm

High-powered panel 

How can the world accelerate climate-tech adoption? Short, mid, and long-term disruptive actions by Industry, Academia, and Policymakers 


8:00 – 9:00 pm


Pre-Summit workshop 2022

5th Dec, 6:30 pm

Webinar Topic

Electricity Sector Decarbonisation in India


Dharik S. Mallapragada

6th Dec, 6:30 pm

Webinar Topic

Simulating Grounded Hope: the En-ROADS Climate Workshop



Andrew P. Jones

Flash Registrations for Energy Summit 2022

Student Registration

Academic Registration

Industry Registration

  • Registration fee includes the participation in the conference and summit, publication of the contribution, conference attendance e-certificate, lunch and dinner during conference, badge, conference accessories and coffee breaks.
  • The accommodation will be provided to the early bird registered students at IITM hostels on request*
  • Cancellations and refunds of the registration fees are not allowed.
  • *Accommodation fee is not included in the registration fee.

For any queries regarding registration

Contact: Swapna Singha Rabha


Contact the organizers

Himanshu Goyal

Indian Institute of Technology – Madras


Santosh Kumar Sahu

Indian Institute of Technology – Madras


Swapna Singha Rabha

Indian Institute of Technology – Madras


Partners & Hosts


Industry partners

Academic partners

Outreach partners

Event management partner