The project aims on developing a low-cost novel cathode material for lithium-sulfur batteries for electric vehicle applications. A Sulphur-doped Graphene Oxide/PEDOT (PEDOT/GOS) nanocomposite material has been developed as a cathode material for the Lithium-Sulphur battery. Sulphur is doped with graphene oxide by using the chemical deposition method, whereas PEDOT synthesis is via the co-polymerization method. In this work, the ratio of sulphur doped graphene oxide to PEDOT has been varied and the best combination has been chosen for the fabrication of the electrode material.View Detail
Capacitive deionization (CDI) is a technology to deionize water by applying an electrical potential difference over two electrodes, which are often made of porous carbon. Ions are removed from the water and are stored in the oppositely charged electrode. It is a promised technology for treating water to remove any kind of ions. Studies on CDI has been increased significantly in the last ten years though active research from India is not much observed.View Detail
Dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) as a promising renewable energy source over other photovoltaic devices for its simple manufacturing process, flexibility, high energy conversion and low production cost. DSSCs consists of an anode coated with conducting oxide, platinum as counter electrode and electrolyte. During the DSSCs performance, the CE catalyze the electrolyte redox couple (I¯/I¯3) and completes the electrical circuit.View Detail
Design & development of photoactive materials for visible light photocatalysis (without expensive co-catalysts), ZnO:InN oxynitride has been explored for the first time as a UV-visible light active photocatalyst with significant H2 generation (without co-catalyst). Significant photoresponse/hydrogen generation with promising solar energy harvesting applications by ZnIn2S4 hierarchical structures/heterostructures. H2 production, degradation of organic pollutants [Four publications in Scientific Reports, Nature publications], photodetectors etc.View Detail
The Centre for Energy Storage Technologies [CEST] is one of the leading research centres on all aspects of electrical energy storage in India. The CEST is primarily emphasis on the Development of electrochemical energy storage devices with high power density including battery, supercapacitors and Power Dense Devices. The CEST Centre was formed in 2022 to bring together the campus-wide expertise in energy storage, foster collaboration, and provide a focal point for research and education activities.