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School on​
Clean and Renewable Energy Technologies via Chemical Route

27th Nov -2nd Dec , 2017​
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India​

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About School

The International Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (I2CAM) at University of California, Davis & Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore are pleased to announce residential School on “Clean and Renewable Energy Technologies via Chemical Route.​

The International Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (I2CAM) is an organization to promote the research in Complex Adaptive Matter - a search for an understanding of emergent behavior in hard, soft and living matter. Through its branches in the US, Europe, Asia, South America, the Middle East and Australia, it nucleates and conducts collaborative research and scientific training that links together scientists in different fields and different institutions.​

In light of these activities of I2CAM, we at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), a branch member of I2CAM, are organizing a school titled "Clean and Renewable Energy Technologies via Chemical Route" which will be held from November 27 - December 2, 2017 at JNCASR, Bangalore, India. As the title of I2CAM reveals, we wish to address the most important and diverse applications of energy, its generation, storage and application via chemical routes, both from fundamental (theoretical) and practical (experimental) applications point of view in this discussion and teaching school.

Scientific Program


Hydrogen and fuel cells

Battery and supercapacitors

Thermoelectric devices

Water splitting

Biomass utilization and conversion

Photovoltaic conversion

Renewable energy research and applications for industry

Materials design and fabrication

Mechanistic studies via electronic structure calculations

Program Schedule

Schedule of the course are as fallows.

speakers in the school

Prof. C. N. R. Rao

JNCASR, Bangalore, India

Prof. Prashant V. Kamat

University of Notre Dame, USA

Prof. Vijayamohanan K Pillai

CSIR- CECRI, Karaikudi, India

Prof. Ronny Neumann

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Prof. S. Sampath

IISc, Bangalore, India

Prof. G. K. Suryaprakash

University of Southern California, USA

Dr. Arumugam Manthiram

University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA

Prof. Umesh Waghmare

JNCASR, Bangalore, India

Prof. Vivek Polshettiwar

TIFR, Mumbai, India

Prof. K. S. Narayan

JNCASR, Bangalore, India

Prof. Swapan K. Pati

JNCASR, Bangalore, India

Dr. Davide Donadio

University of California, Davis, USA

Prof. Abhishek Dey

IACS, Calcutta, India

Prof. Dr. Tom Nilges

Technical University of Munich, Germany

Prof. C. Retna Raj

IIT Kharagpur, India

Dr. Aninda J. Bhattacharyya

IISc, Bangalore, India

Dr. Kanishka Biswas

JNCASR, Bangalore, India

Dr. Prabeer Barpanda

IISc, Bangalore, India

Dr. Premkumar Senguttuvan

JNCASR, Bangalore, India

Prof. Sebastian C. Peter

JNCASR, Bangalore, India

Dr. Denis Kramer

University of Southampton, UK

Prof. S. Sivaram



Prof. Sebestian C Peter

Prof. Sebastian C Peter

New Chemistry Unit
JNCASR, Bangalore

Email ID: sebastiancp@gmail.com, sebastiancp@jncasr.ac.in
Contact:  +91-(80)-2208-2998

Prof. Swapan K Pati

Prof. Swapan K Pati

Theoretical Sciences Unit
JNCASR, Bangalore

Email ID: swapan.jnc@gmail.com, pati@jncasr.ac.in
Contact:  +91-(80)-2208-2839

Important Dates

School will be conducted from:       Nov. 27th - Dec. 2nd 2017
Registration Deadline:       Closed.
Early bird registration Deadline:       Sept. 25th,2017
Cancellation Deadline:       Oct. 10th, 2017
Bursary application deadline:       Aug. 15th, 2017
Bursary recipients should complete all formalities by:       Aug. 31st, 2017

Important Notice

The final list (Updated as on 09/10/2017) of candidates selected for participation in the JNCASR-I2CAM school(Click Here)

No further enquiry regarding selection will be entertained through email.


JNCASR is a relatively young but already well-known multidisciplinary research institute. Its mandate is to pursue and promote world-class scientific research and training at the frontiers of science and engineering. The Centre was established in 1989 by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India, to mark the birth centenary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. However, the bulk of its growth has been in the past decade.​

​Researchers at the Centre are divided into seven units: Chemistry and Physics of Materials, Engineering Mechanics, Evolutionary and Organismal Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Theoretical Sciences, Educational Technology and Geodynamics. It also have two off-campus units at the Indian Institute of Science: the Chemical Biology and Condensed Matter Theory Units. Though it is of course difficult to quantify scientific performance, by all numerical indications (numbers of publications, citations, grants, patents filed, etc.), science at the Centre is flourishing. In the last few years, the Centre's faculty members have published their research in some of the most prestigious scientific journals, including Nature, Nature Medicine, Science, Evolution, the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie, the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, and Physical Review Letters. The work of the Centre's faculty is also being recognized by various awards.

JNCASR also support a range of educational outreach activities: every year, its highly competitive Summer Research Fellowship programme hosts some of the very brightest undergraduates in the country; the Educational Technology Unit produces a range of teaching aids and educational material; it organize and teach short term courses at universities across India; and promising young chemists and biologists are trained intensively as part of its programmes of Project-Oriented-Chemical-Education (POCE) and Project-Oriented-Biological-Education (POBE).

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Conveners’ Contact:


Prof. Sebastian C Peter

Email ID: sebastiancp@gmail.com, sebastiancp@jncasr.ac.in

Contact:  +91-(80)-2208-2998

Prof. Swapan K. Pati

Email ID: swapan.jnc@gmail.com, pati@jncasr.ac.in

Contact:  +91-(80)-2208-2839