National Workshop on Recent Trends in Clean Energy RTCE – 2017
Dr. T.M.A. Pai endowment chair in clean energy and Department of Physics jointly organized National Workshop on Recent Trends in Clean Energy during 19 – 20, May 2017. Prof. G Mohan Rao, Department of IAP, IISc Bangalore delivered keynote address on the topic 'Material issues in the development of micro batteries'. Dr. Nalini G Sundaram, Materials Science Division, PPISR Bangalore spoke on ‘Design of nano-materials for sustainable photo-catalic processes using solar energy’. In addition to the invited talks, oral and poster presentations by faculty and research scholars of various institutions made the event interesting and informative.. About 20 research papers have been presented on the preparation and characterization techniques of different materials. These materials find applications in harvesting energy through photo voltaic, thermoelectric and piezoelectric methods. Further, research papers were presented on the concepts such as piezo driven vehicles. About 75 participants from academia have attended the workshop Prof. Ashok Rao was the convener and Dr. Mahesha M G was the co-convener of the event.