1st Edition

Advancements in Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage

Edited By Piyush Kumar Sonkar, Vellaichamy Ganesan Copyright 2025
    304 Pages 95 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    In this book, readers will find an exhaustive examination of the latest advancements in nanomaterials, covering their synthesis, characterization, and utilization in energy storage and conversion. Additionally, the text delves into the diverse applications of these nanomaterials across various fields such as supercapacitors, fuel cells, biofuel cells, solar cells, batteries, and organic electronics. The discussion also encompasses the challenges faced, historical context, and future outlooks within this rapidly evolving domain.


    • Cutting-Edge Insights: Stays abreast of the latest breakthroughs in nanomaterial science, with a succinct review of advanced materials tailored for energy storage applications.
    • Developmental Journey: Traces the evolution of energy storage materials, from their inception to their current state of the art.
    • Versatile Applications: Explores the diverse applications of nanomaterials in energy storage, spanning supercapacitors, fuel cells, biofuel cells, solar cells, batteries, and beyond.
    • Visual Aids: Enhances readers understanding with key figures and tables spotlighting the intricate applications of various nanomaterials.

    Geared towards researchers and graduate students in chemical engineering, chemical sciences, nanomaterials, and energy engineering/conversion, this book serves as an indispensable resource for those seeking to push the boundaries of nanotechnology in the pursuit of sustainable energy solutions.

    1. Introduction: Synthesis of mono, bi and trimetallic nanostructures by anti-galvanic displacement reactions. 2. Nanomaterials in electrochemical synthesis. 3. Microalgal biofuels: recent developments, challenges and future applications. 4. Photoelectrochemical (PEC) solar cells. 5. Halide perovskite for photovoltaic applications. 6. Third generation photovoltaic solar cells: synthesis, fabrication and applications. 7. Carbon based nanomaterials: carbon nanotubes and graphene for energy storage applications. 8. Mesoporous carbon materials. 9. Metal oxide-based nanocomposite for high-energy applications. 10. Poly (amidoamine) dendrimers encapsulated metal nanoparticles and synthesis. 11. Organic nanomaterials. 12. Polyoxometalate induced nano-engineered composite materials for energy storage: Battery applications.


    Piyush K. Sonkar currently serves as an Assistant Professor within the Department of Chemistry at MMV, Banaras Hindu University, located in Varanasi, India. His academic pursuits revolve around an array of intriguing subjects, spanning from Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites to fuel cells, electrochemical devices, supercapacitors, bio-sensors, chemical sensors, and the exploration of novel materials.

    Vellaichamy Ganesan holds the position of Professor at the Department of Chemistry within the Institute of Science at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India. His primary focus in research revolves around the domains of materials electrochemistry, energy conversion and storage, catalytic materials for fuel cells, electrocatalysis, metal-organic frameworks, electrochemical sensors, and photocatalysis.