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Course on Electro-Ceramics for Energy Applications at IIT Kanpur [Nov 4-8]: Registrations Open!


Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (also known as IIT Kanpur or IITK) is a public engineering institution located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. It was declared to be an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India under the Institutes of Technology Act.

Established in 1960 as one of the first Indian Institutes of Technology, the institute was created with the assistance of a consortium of nine US research universities as part of the Kanpur Indo-American Programme (KIAP

The objective of this course is to provide an advanced understanding of electroceramics for the application of energy conversion and storage. Further, the course intends to render an understanding of physics and chemistry behind the designing of electroceramic materials.

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The importance of these electroceramics will be discussed with respect to various sustainable energy technologies like fuel cells, thermoelectrics, piezoelectrics, pyroelectrics. Furthermore, the utilization of electroceramics in energy storage applications, such as Li/Na-ion batteries, high-energy-density capacitors will be reviewed. State-of-the-art problems and challenges will be explained to provide a better appreciation of electroceramic materials and devices.

Course Content
  • Fundamental of Ceramics: Defect Chemistry
  • High Energy Density Capacitors: Dielectric Materials
  • Renewable Energy: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
  • Advanced Ceramic Processing: Flash Sintering
  • Triboelectric NanoGenerators
  • Diffusion and Electrical Conductivity
  • Energy Harvesting: Non-linear Dielectric Materials
  • Clean Energy: Thermoelectric Materials
  • Energy Storage: Batteries
  • 3D Printing of Electroceramics
  • Electrical Characterizations of Ceramics
  • Fundamental of Ceramic Processing
  • Computation Simulations on Ceramics
  • Structural Characterization of Ceramics
  • Lab Visit-ACMS Electrical

Interested candidates can register online by clicking here.


Email ID: cdte@iitk.ac.in.

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