1st Edition

Energy Harvesting and Storage Devices Sustainable Materials and Methods

Edited By Laxman Raju Thoutam, J. Ajayan, D. Nirmal Copyright 2024
    324 Pages 138 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The book discusses the materials, devices, and methodologies that can be used for energy harvesting including advanced materials, devices, and systems. It describes synthesis and fabrication details of energy storage materials. It explains use of high-energy density thin films for future power systems, flexible and biodegradable energy storage devices, fuel cells and supercapacitors, nanogenerators for self-powered systems, and innovative energy harvesting methodologies.


    • Covers all relevant topics in energy harvesting research and focuses on the current state-of-the-art techniques and materials for this application.
    • Showcases the true potential of the nature in energy harvesting industry by discussing various harvesting mechanisms based on renewable and sustainable energy sources.
    • Explains the recent trends in flexible and wearable energy storage devices that are currently being used in IoT-based smart devices.
    • Overviews of the state-of-the-art research performed on design and development of energy harvesting devices.
    • Highlights the interdisciplinary research efforts needed in energy harvesting and storage devices to transform conceptual ideas to working prototypes.

    This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in emerging materials, energy engineering, including harvesting and storage.

    Chapter 1:Piezoelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting Applications

    Laxman Raju Thoutam and Sammaiah Pulla

    Chapter 2: An Overview of Fuel Cells and Supercapacitors

    Shreya Tumma, Divya Velpula, Uday Kumar Adapa, Shirisha Konda, Rakesh Kumar Thida, Madhuri Sakaray, Shilpa Chakra Chidurala, Bala Narasaih Tumma, and Srilatha K.

    Chapter 3: Promising Electrode Materials for Hybrid Supercapacitors

    Biny R. Wiston and Ashok Mahalingam

    Chapter 4: Constructive Approach Towards Design of High-Performance Thermoelectrics, Thermal Diodes, and Thermomagnetic Devices for Energy Generation Applications

    Saurabh Singh, Bed Poudel, Amin Nozariasbmarz, Tsunehiro Takeuchi, and Shashank Priya

    Chapter 5: Chemical Aspects of Ligand Exchange in Semiconductor Nanocrystals and Its Impact on the Performance of Future Generation Solar Cells

    Ananthakumar Soosaimanickam, Saravanan Krishna Sundaram, and Moorthy Babu Sridharan

    Chapter 6: Tunnel FET-Based Ultra-Low-Power Circuits for Energy Harvesting Applications

    Ramkumar Kannan, Vinodhkumar Nallathambi, Mohanraj Jayavelu, and Valliammai Muthuraman

    Chapter 7: Biodegradable Energy Storage Devices

    Anushya Ganesan, Sarika Raj, Amala Mithin Minther Singh Amirthaiah, and Kalai Kumar Kamaraj

    Chapter 8: High-Energy-Density Lithium-Ion Batteries for Future Power Systems

    Shunli Wang, Xiaoyong Yang, Chunmei Yu, Josep M. Guerrero, and Yanxin Xie

    Chapter 9: Recent Advances in Dielectric Materials for Energy Storage Devices: A Comprehensive Overview

    Vaishali Misra, Saleem Khan, Manisha Yadav, Ajay Singh, and Vishal Singh

    Chapter 10: Ferrofluid-Based Nanogenerators for Self-Power Generation in Electronic Devices

    Balwinder Kaur, Ajay Singh, Manju Arora, Archna Sharma, Meenakshi Dhiman, and Baljinder Kaur

    Chapter 11: Wind Energy Harvesting and Involved Power Electronics Conversion Systems for Smart Grid Interfacing

    Sachidananda Sen and Maneesh Kumar

    Chapter 12: Trends in Energy Storage Devices Incorporating Lead-Acid Batteries and Supercapacitors for Smart Grid Applications

    Maneesh Kumar and Sachidananda Sen


    Laxman Raju Thoutam is Assistant Professor at Amrita School of Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, Amrita Vishwa Vidypeetham, Kochi, India. Dr. Thoutam has more than 10 years of cleanroom fabrication experience in the design and development of novel micron and nanoscale devices and heterostructures for functional applications. Dr. Thoutam did his postdoctoral research on the synthesis and characterization of high-quality complex oxide thin films and heterostructures for functional device applications at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Nanoscience (2016) and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (2011) from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA. He serves as a referee for many international repute journals and has worked as a committee member for international materials science conferences and workshops. His primary research focuses on exploring the structure-property relationships of low-dimensional material systems. His present research area includes implementation of novel electrostatic gating techniques to different material systems; analysis of fundamental electronic transport in semimetals, complex oxide perovskite thin films and heterostructures, wide band gap semiconductors, and low-dimensional materials.



    J. Ajayan received his B.Tech Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Kerala University in 2009, M.Tech and Ph.D. Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Karunya University, Coimbatore, INDIA, in 2012 and 2017 respectively. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at SR University, Telangana, India. He has published more than 150 research articles (including 70 SCI articles) in various journals and international conferences. He has published three books, more than 20 book chapters, and 3 patents. He is a reviewer of more than 30 journals in various publishers. He is a Guest Editor with various journals. He has served more than 10 conferences on the technical advisory/reviewer committee. His areas of interest are microelectronics, semiconductor devices, nanotechnology, RF-integrated circuits, and photovoltaics.


    D. Nirmal is Full Professor and Head of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences. He specialized in VLSI Design after his Bachelor of Engineering and received his Ph.D in Information and Communication Engineering from Anna University. His research interests include nanoelectronics, GaN technology, device and circuit simulation – GSL, sensors, HEMT, beyond 5G, nanoscale device design and modelling. He is a founding chair of IEEE Electron Device Society Coimbatore chapter and volunteered for several committees in IEEE. He has a funding project tune of 1.2 Cores from various agencies like DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization), and AICTE(All India Council of Technical Education). He is a recipient of various awards namely IEI-Young Engineer award, IETE Smt. Manorama Rathore memorial award 2022 from IETE and Young Scientist Award 2019 from the Academy of Sciences. Professor Nirmal has made more than 150+ peer reviewed research publications and three patents to his credits. He is also a Senior IEEE member. He has delivered many keynote talks and lectures in national and international level conferences/faculty development programs.