RISE Ph.D. in Science

PhD Program at the Research Institute for Sustainable Energy (RISE, TCG-CREST) affiliated to AcSIR, An Institute of National Importance

Under the TCG CREST-AcSIR agreement to promote research and academic collaboration, RISE invites applications from interested candidates for the PhD (Science) program. Candidates successfully completing the program will be awarded the Ph.D. degree by the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), as governed by the AcSIR rules and regulations.

The RISE Ph.D. Program at TCG CREST was initiated in 2022 and combines coursework and original research. The program is thesis based. At present four research fellows are pursuing their PhD at RISE.

Research Focus

Batteries and Green Hydrogen

  • Li/Na-ion batteries
  • Solid-state batteries
  • Solid-state batteries
  • Li/Na metal and Anode-free batteries,
  • In situ interfacial dynamics
  • Microstructural chemistry, mechanics, and dynamics
  • Electrolyte design
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Green hydrogen research
  • CO2 reduction
  • Microbial fuel cells
  • Waste valorization
  • DFT and molecular dynamics modelling for energy storage devices and catalysis (photocatalysis/electrocatalysis)

Why join Ph.D. at RISE?

RISE houses state-of-the-art facilities (on par with the most advanced battery and hydrogen research labs anywhere else) for conducting high-end research on advanced energy storage systems and green hydrogen research. In addition to several advanced synthesis and characterization facilities, RISE also has in-operando electrochemical XPS/XRD/ SEM/RAMAN/AFM measurements, which are very uniquely designed and unavailable in most labs. RISE is also building up facilities for conducting microbiological/biotechnological research related to energy. RISE has active ongoing collaborations, both international and national, with institutes like UC Berkley, University of Chicago, Uppsala University, Argonne National Laboratory, RICE University as well as several other Indian institutes including IISER Pune, IISER, Kolkata etc. facilitating extensive interactions and exchange programs. In addition, the faculty at RISE is trained in top laboratories in their respective research areas and can provide unparalleled mentoring to the PhD students for a competitive edge and excellence in energy science.

Eligibility Criterion

Highly motivated students with M.Sc in Physics / Chemistry / Microbiology or students with ME / MTech in Mechanical Engineering / Chemical Engineering / Biotechnology and other related areas of Material Science may apply. Students who have already qualified NET / INSPIRE / JEST / GATE / DST / DBT / INSPIRE / RGNF or other national level test conducted by a national level body will be strongly preferred.

RISE Ph.D. Program

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RISE is offering a PhD in Science in the areas of sustainable energy and clean fuels.