• Manganese dioxide (MnO2) is a technologically important material and has been extensively studied due to its potential uses in non-volatile memory devices, gas sensors and batteries. The construction of aligned ensembles of these metal oxide nanostructures as electrodes could advance their existing potential in supercapacitor applications.

  • In the conventional power supply scenario, the electric power feeders in different areas are manually switched off when the demand goes above the scheduled supply. This causes immense revenue loss to the utilities besides discomfort to the consumers. Grid integration of intermittent and uncontrolled generation schemes like wind farms makes the situation worse with conventional power system control.

  • This project has been developing nanostructured thin film electrical storage materials with high surface area and storage capacity. A range of nanomaterials is being investigated, such as, nanocarbon, metal oxides and on variety of processing techniques & deposition methods.

  • This center established in 2008 with funding from DST to develop a high efficiency solar cell based on the use of nanostructured electrodes and a dye sensitized approach. Currently this research involves a combination of the use of organic and dye sensitized approaches to improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of the solar cells.

  • The focus of this project is to develop a biofuel cell that is capable of powering medical devices and mobile electronic devices. This research involves fabricating 3-D nanoengineered electrodes using CVD grown carbon nanotubes and electrodeposited nanowires, investigating the direct electron transfer between nanoelectrodes and enzyme redox center, and demonstrating the functionality of miniaturized high power density biological fuel cell.

  • The Indo-Brazil Joint Workshop on Nanomaterials for Renewable Energy was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This workshop was led by Amrita Centre for Nanosciences. Indian participants were IIT Mumbai, IIT Delhi and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. There were 12 participants from various universities in Brazil. The workshop focused on research opportunities for collaboration between the two countries in renewable energy.