Energy Consortium Technology Centers of Excellence

IIT Madras expertise includes carbon capture and storage, gas hydrates, coal and biomass conversion to useful chemicals, renewable energy systems including applications in desalination and cold storage, electrolyser technologies for CO2 conversion and green hydrogen, energy storage technologies beyond lithium, and distributed energy management including for AC and DC microgrids. These are organized in seven centers of excellence as shown in below figure.

Future sustainable fuels, thermal management, seals & rotor dynamics, hybrid electric components

PI: Prof. T. M Muruganandam

Li-S batteries, hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite solar cells

PI: Prof. Kothandaraman Ramanujam

Metal air batteries, Electrolyzers, Solar water splitting, Green Hydrogen

PI: Prof. Aravind Kumar Chandiran

CO2 separation from gaseous mixtures, conversion to fuels/chemicals, storage as hydrates.

PI: Prof. Rajnish Kumar

Pilot implementation, Integration of advanced energy technologies, energy management grid operation strategy

PI: Prof. Krishna Vasudevan

Commercially viable switch to 100% Renewable Energy

PI: Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala

Energy economics, large scale complex systems, risk modeling, AI and optimization

PI: Prof. Satyanarayanan Seshadri

Globally Recognized Research and Technology Expertise

IITM researchers are at par or better on research impact, based on Field-Weighted Citation Index (FWCI), with a wide-ranging publication and collaboration portfolio.