Making innovative products for energy generation that decrease carbon footprints are the need of the hour. This book describes innovations in porous materials for energy generation and storage applications that can have applications in developed as well as developing countries. It provides a comprehensive account of porous materials for potential new applications, such as catalysts for gas storage and energy efficient transformations, which engineers and scientists working in the areas of solar cells, batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, etc. will find to be of immense interest.
Table of Contents
POROUS MATERIALS IN ENERGY STORAGE. Exploration for Porous Architecture in Electrode Materials for Enhancing Energy and Power Storage Capacity for Application in Electro-chemical Energy Storage. Graphene-based Porous Materials for Advanced Energy Storage in Supercapacitors. New Processing Techniques for Porous Graphene Architectures with Potential Applications in Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices. Role of Heteroatoms on the Performance of Porous Carbons as Electrode in Electrochemical Capacitors. Three-Dimensional Nanostructured Electrode Architectures for Next Generation Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices. Three Dimensional Porous Binary Metal Oxide Networks for High Performance Supercapacitor Electrodes. Porous Carbon Materials for Fuel Cell Applications. Biomass Carbon: Prospects as Electrode Material in Energy Systems. Mesoporous Silica: The Next Generation Energy Material. POROUS MATERIALS IN ENERGY GENERATION. 3d Block Transition Metal-Based Catalysts for Electrochemical Water Splitting. Wide Band Gap Nano-Semiconductors for Solar Driven Hydrogen Generation. NEW PERSPECTIVES AND TRENDS. Nature and Prospective Applications of Ultra-Smooth Anti-Ice Coatings in Wind Turbines. Towards a Universal Model of High Energy Density Capacitors
Dr. Ranjusha Rajagopalan received her PhD in Physics with specialization in battery technology from University of Wollongong, Australia in the year 2017. She is currently working on functionalized nanomaterials for developing high performance battery electrodes at Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM), University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia. She received her Master and Bachelor Degree in Physics from Calicut University, India.
Her research interests include enhancement of power and cycling performances of battery electrodes by novel porous nano-architecture techniques and composite approaches. She is a recipient of several prestigious fellowships, which includes, CPSF fellowship, Sichuan University china, 2016; Faculty Scholarship (Research and Innovation division) UOW, Australia, 2014; CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) Scholarship, India, 2012; MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) Scholarship, India, 2011-2012; DST (Department of Science and Technology) Scholarship, India, 2010-2011. RRC (Resources Regional Center) Scholarship, South Korea, 2011. She has published over 25 research articles and 3 book chapters.
Dr. Avinash Balakrishnan joined as Manager at Suzlon Energy Limited in 2016, where he is heading the Materials Laboratory for Suzlon Blade Technology vertical. He did his PhD and M.S in Materials Engineering from Paichai University, S. Korea. He is an alumnus of National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, where he completed his Bachelors in Metallurgical Engineering. Dr. Balakrishnan has received several prestigious fellowships and travel grants throughout his academic career that includes KOSEF fellowship to pursue his masters (2003), Korea Research Foundation Fellowship to pursue his PhD (2005) and CEFIPRA postdoctoral fellowship (2008). His past professional experience also includes being research scientist at Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), South Korea where he extensively worked on ceramic materials for structural and high temperature applications. .
He was a post-doctoral fellow at Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble-INP) France. He wasalso heading the R&D division for English Indian Clay Limited, India from 2015-16.
His current research interest includes developing nano structured materials for variety of applications including paper, paint and healthcare. He has co-authored over 85 research publications in reputed international journals. He has also edited a book "Nanostructured ceramic oxides for supercapacitors" published by CRC Taylor and Francis, USA. He has also served in the editorial board of international journals like JNN and Advanced carbon. He is currently a life member of The Materials Research Society of India and Solar Energy Society of India.