Nanomaterials for Energy and Environmental Applications

Nanomaterials for Energy and Environmental Applications

Albertian Centre for Human Resource Development and Research, St. Albert’s College Autonomous is organising Albertian Knowledge Webinar Series 2020 (AKWS2020)

11th Webinar of the series is on “Nanomaterials for Energy and Environmental Applications” by Dr Tiju Thomas Assistant Professor, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras on Thursday 30th April 2020 from 11.30 am to 12.30 pmFor more information contact Prof. Shine Antony +91-9895403578 | [email protected] | Director, Albertian Centre for Human Resource Development & Research and Assistant Professor, St. Albert’s College (Autonomous) #albertianknowldgewebinarseries #akws2020 #stayhome #staysafe

Dr. Tiju Thomas serves as the Assistant Professor at the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, IITM in Chennai, India.

Before joining IITM, he served as the Faculty Fellow at the Materials Research Center in the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Prior to that, he was into an industry-academia joint project involving the University of Toronto, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Lumentra Inc. (a start-up company, specializing in light-emitting devices). Before that, he was pursuing my graduate degrees (MS, PhD) at the School of Engineering at Cornell University. He was enrolled in an interdisciplinary program, which enabled him to work with electrical engineers, applied physicists and solid-state chemists. These years, he was, informed much of his current research philosophy. Before leaving for Cornell, he was pursuing his masters M.S (Engg.) at the Theoretical Sciences Unit in Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, where he learned the essentials of solid-state sciences, which has stayed with him ever since.

In IITM, the Applied Nanostructures Engineering and Nanochemistry research group focuses on developing compositionally complex oxides, oxynitrides and nitrides, and nanometals for achieving engineering ends. Problems concerning functional properties of materials (electrical and electronic, optical, magnetic; applied surfaces and interfaces) are of abiding interest to him. In particular solar energy harvesting, efficient light emission systems, and remediation materials have been the group’s recent focus. Much of the science they do is easily extensible to sensor materials research as well. Eco-friendly, green engineering perspectives guide the synthetic chemical and fabrication routes that the group develops for fulfilling its goals. Furthermore, correlations between synthesis, materials processes, and device performance is an increasingly common theme in the group’s activities. Because of our inter-disciplinarity, we tend to work with students and collaborate with faculty members from very diverse backgrounds. In the recent past, we have worked extensively with chemists, physicists, electrical engineers, chemical and polymer engineers, materials and metallurgical engineers, mechanical engineers. An “applied” approach to materials science makes this trans- and inter-disciplinary work possible.