Our major research focus

  • Emphasis on the use of Earth Abundant Materials for Cost-effectiveness of Applications  
  • Novel Device Concepts & Architectures for Improved Efficiency 
  • Intellectual Property Creation Keeping Pace with Emerging Technology Trends
  • High Impact Research Publications
  • Outstanding Human Resource Creation


  • Solid State Battery
  • Thin Film Battery 
  • Na/Li-ion Battery 
  • Anode Free Battery 
  • Novel and scalable synthesis of electrode materials for Battery applications.  
  • Battery Degradation Analysis. 
  • Fast Charging and Low Temperature Battery

Hydrogen Energy

  • Hydrogen Generation Schemes
  • Hydrogen Storage in Solid-state
  • Hydrogen Transportation
  • Fuel Cell Materials and system components
  • Catalyst Design using Earth Abundant and 2D materials
  • New Materials for membranes and Gas diffusion layer
  • Weight, Cost, Performance and Application Domain analysis
  • Microbial Catalysis for Sustainable Energy (Bio-Hydrogen, COSequestration, Microbial Electrosynthesis, Microbial Fuel Cell)

CO2 Reduction and Clean Fuels

  • Evaluation of different schemes for CO2 reduction, Interface Engineering, and Identification of Challenges
  • Computation Surface Science of Molecular Adsorption Phenomena and Energetics for CO2 activation
  • Development of Novel Catalysts, Photocatalysts, electrocatalysts for CO2 conversion to Clean Fuels
  • Studies on Specific Crystal Facets, Nanomaterials (Metal Oxides, Sufides, Nitrides), Nanocomposites, and 2D Materials (Chalcogenides, g-C3N4, Layered Double Hydroxides, and MXene Phases
  • System Design, Cost and Safety Considerations for Realistic Applications

Computational and Modelling Studies

  • Quantum Mechanical Modelling and Design of Materials for Energy Storage
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulation: Classical to ab-initio
  • Computational Design of Efficient Catalysts (HER, OER, ORR)
  • Development of Machine Learning Force Fields
  • AI/ML studies on Li/Na-ion batteries
  • Materials informatics
  • Electronic Transport in Energy Materials and Devices