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NSE – 842 Nano Materials for Energy Applications
Campus SCME
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title Nano Materials for Energy Applications
Course Code NSE – 842
Credit Hours 3
Course Objectives
  • To introduce to the graduates various Nanomaterials for energy production via fuel cells,Supercapacitors.
  • Since nanotechnology potentially provides paradigm-changing solutions to problems related to energy technology and since energy conversion processes of practical relevance occur at interfaces and surfaces, the objective of the course would be to give insight to the students on such interfaces which are abundant in nanostructured materials.
  • To provide understandings on how materials properties can be specifically adapted and combined to produce highly potent, customized, multi-functional materials for intelligent conversion, storage, and ‘consumption’ of energy.
Detail Content
  • Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion: Light and Electricity, Light Emitting
  • Diodes and Carrier Multiplication: Giant Nanocrystal Quantum Dots for Light-Emission Applications
  • Multiple ExcitonGenerationNanomaterials for Energy-Conversion: Electrochemical Energy Conversion and StorageElectrical Transport in Nanostructured Materials
  • Mesoscopic Transport, Nonionic: Size Effects on Ion Conduction and Storage,
  • Electronic Properties of Semiconductor Nanostructures Nanomaterials for Conversion of Chemical Energy
  • Nanostructured Catalysts for Conversion of Chemical Energy
  • Artificial Photosynthesis Nanomaterials for Photovoltaics and Solar Cells
  • Photoelectrochemistry& Theoretical aspects of doping nano-crystals
  • Nanostructures for Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Conversion
  • Nanostructured Solar CellsCharge Carriers in Doped Nanomaterials
  • Material design of p-type oxide semiconductors &From nano-powder to devices
  • A bottom-up approach for nanostructured thermoelectrics
  • Nanocomposites for Thermoelectrics, Nanostructured Thermoelectrics
Text/Ref Books
  • Nano materials for Energy Storage Applications Edited by Hari Singh Nalwa by American Scientific Publishers 2009, ISBN: 1-58883-120-5
  • Nanotechnology for the Energy Challenge, edited by Javier Garcia-Martinez, John Wiley & Sons2010, 440 pages
  • Nanotechnology for Electronics, Photonics, and Renewable Energy, AnatoliKorkin, Springer2010, 272 pages
  • Chen, Gang. Nanoscale Energy Transport and Conversion: A Parallel Treatment of Electrons, Molecules, Phonons, and Photons. Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780195159424
Time Schedule Fall Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person 1.    Dr. ZakirHussain
Degree : (PhD), Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany.

2.    Dr. Muhammad IsrarQadir
Degree : PhD. in Materials Science and Nanotechnology from Linköping University, Sweden.