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Prof. Promod Bhatnagar

Session: SS1
Title: Nanomaterials in Flexible Electronic Devices for Energy Applications
Affiliation: Retd. Prof. and UGC-BSR Faculty Fellow Care, Department of Electronic Science, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, India
Prof. P.K. Bhatnagar formerly Professor and Head of the Department of Electronic Science, Dean Faculty of Interdisciplinary and Applied Sciences, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, India retired on 28 Feb 2014. Immediately after the retirement he was awarded prestigious UGC-BSR-Faculty Fellowship, which continued upto six years ie. 2020. He received his M.Sc. in 1968 from Agra University, Post M.Sc. in 1969 from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and Ph.D. in 1980 from Delhi University, Delhi, India. His research areas are optical memories, photovoltaic’s, Application of nano materials in Electronic Devices , Quantum Dots , conducting polymers ,DNA sequence Detection using conducting polymers and Carbon nanotubes. Thirty five students have obtained their PhD under his supervision. He has authored over 150 research papers. He received Teacher Fellowship award in 1976 from UGC, India and INSA- Royal Society Exchange of Scientist programme fellowship in 1984 for his visit to UK (British Council). He has completed more than 15 national and international research projects on solar cells, LEDs and biosensors and made about 35 visits abroad in various Universities at Japan, USA, Russia, Singapore, Italy, China, Portugal, Sri Lanka in connection with his research work. He has been a member of IEEE society and presently is a life member of Semiconductor Society of India and Society for Semiconductor Devices, India. He is currently associated with various Central Government and private Universities and member of academic committees.
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Prof. Ambesh Dixit

Session: SS3
Title: Design & Development of Efficient Cathode Materials for Iron Ion Battery: A potential alternative to Lithium Ion Batteries.
Affiliation: Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur, India
Dr. Ambesh Dixit (MS & Ph.D. from Wayne State University, MI, USA and Masters and Bachelor from the University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India) is a Professor in Department of Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur. He has wide experience in computational and experimental materials and device physics with a special emphasis on the design and development of materials for different applications. His current research efforts are in developing functional nanomaterials and related products for energy, water, and health applications. He is an expert in multifunctional materials and was the first one to demonstrate that iron vanadate (FeVO4) is a multiferroic system to the scientific community. He has published more than 100 research articles, and two Indian patents are in progress. He coauthored two books, 'Nanotechnology for Rural Development' (Elsevier, USA, 2021) and 'Nanotechnology for Defence Applications' (Springer, USA, 2019). He co-edited two books, 'Renewable Energy and Climate Change: Proceedings of REC 2019' (Springer 2019) and 'Concentrated Solar Thermal Energy Technologies:Recent Trends and Applications' (Springer 2018). Dr. Dixit is an Editorial Board Member, Vacuum, Elsevier, and life member of various professional societies (i) Materials Research Society of India (MRSI), (ii) Magnetic Society of India (MSI), (iii) Indian Carbon Society (ICS), (iv) annual member, IEEE since 2019 and (v) annual member of American Physical Society (APS) since 2007.
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Dr. V. K. Jain

Session: SS1
Title: Applications of Plasmons in Solar Cells and Thermal Energy Storage
Affiliation: Amity Institute for Advanced Research and Studies (Materials & Devices), Amity Institute of Renewable and Alternate Energy, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India
Dr Jain has done his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from IIT Delhi. He joined Solid State Physics Laboratory and worked as Director Grade scientist. He was head of the silicon devices and Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) division and developed many new technologies. He has also developed the technology for space quality silicon solar cells and among these technologies a few have been transferred to industries. His result of electro-luminescence in porous silicon was considered as the first International observation and it was reported as NEWS by Photonics spectra USA, Electronics Asia. He is among those, who have started the MEMS programme in the country and also produced many devices. Dr. Jain was also associated with the National Programme on Smart materials & MEMS technology from the beginning. He has published more than 200 papers in National & International journals, edited a few books and has filed 45 patents. He has received the Technology award in 2002. He worked as Emeritus Scientist of CSIR at NPL up to June 2007. He has made a multidisciplinary department with most modern facilities in Amity University. He has also brought a large number of research projects from different Gov. funding agencies including many ongoing projects on solar energy and thermal energy storage. He has organized many International and National conferences, delivered invited lectures at many places, and visited many laboratories and institutes abroad. He got the Award in 2012 from “Power of Ideas” (DST programme) and from Royal Academy of U.K. “On the pocket friendly reusable water purification system” based on nanomaterials. Very recently technologies developed of room temperature LPG sensor, flyash battery and cleaning of industrial waste water technology using nanonmaterials have been transferred to industries for commercialization. He is working in the areas of solar energy, sensors, bio sensors, water purification MEMS, Nanomaterials and on some others. Among his recent contributions, his Agri-voltaic work, which can double the income of the farmers is very popular. Generation of electric power from the waste water and simultaneously cleaning the same water is another outstanding work. He has started two new institutes at Amity University, Amity Institute of Advanced Research and Studies (Materials & Devices) & Amity Institute of Renewable and Alternative and working as the Distinguished Scientist & Professor.
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Prof. Rohit Srivastava

Session: SS2
Title: Hydrogen as a viable alternate fuel
Affiliation: Dayalbag Educational Institution, Agara, India
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Prof. Shalendra Kumar

Session : SS1
Title : Metal oxide and carbon nanostructures as electrodes for energy storage applications
Affiliation : University of Petroluem and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India
Dr. Shalendra Kumar is currently working as a Professor, Department of Physics, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun, India. Dr. S. Kumar did his master in Physics from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh, India and doctorate from Department of Applied Physics, AMU, Aligarh. After completion of Ph.D, he worked as a fellow of Korean Research Foundation (KRF), from February 2008 to March 2009 and Research Professor under the Brain Pool Program of South Korean Federation of Science and Technology from April 2009 to January 2012, at Changwon National University, South Korea. In Feb. 2012, he joined the Beam line Division, Pohang Light Source Source II as a Research Scientist till April 2013. From Dec.2013 to July. 2015, he worked as a Research Professor at Changwon National University, Changwon, Gyeongnam, 641-773, Republic of Korea. Dr. S. Kumar also worked as visiting Professor at Departamento de Física, CCET, Universidade Federal do Maranhão, São Luis -65085-580, MA, Brazil from Dec., 2015 to June 2016. Furthermore Dr. Kumar served as Assistant Professor at Department of Applied Physics, Amity University Haryana, Gurgaon from 29 August 2016 to 1st November 2019. He has also served as a visiting Professor at Department of Physics, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia from Nov. 2019 to July 2023. His research interest is focused on experimental studies of functional oxide materials such as ferrites, CMR, lead free peizoelectric, multiferroics and DMS in various forms such as bulk, thin films and 1-D nanostructures as well as nanostructures for energy storage (Li-ion, Li-S batteries and supercapacitors) applications and solar cells. Dr. Kumar has published more than 300 research papers in international peer-reviewed journals and more than 60 papers presented in National and International conferences.
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Dr. Sanjeev Gautam

Session : SS4
Title : X-ray Spectroscopy and it's application to photovoltaic materials
Affiliation :Advanced Functional Materials Lab., Dr. SSB UICET, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014, India
Dr Sanjeev Gautam leads an independent research group, the Advanced Functional Materials Lab., at Panjab University, India. He has 25+ years of experience with over 161 international publications (h-index=31 with 4000+ citations). He completed his PhD (2007) in condensed matter physics at the Centre of Advanced Study in Physics, Panjab University. He worked as a grid computing administrator in the CMS (LHC, Geneva) research project (MCSE, 2001– 2007). Then as a beamline scientist at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea (2007–2014), he was awarded a star-post doc. At Panjab University as Assistant Professor (2014 onwards), he has received international and national grants in nanotechnology sustainable energy, food technology, catalysts, environmental safety, and administrative duties. Dr Gautam supervised 7 PhD students and 32+ master’s theses and promoted UG research at Panjab University. He serves as an editorial board member for Scientific Reports (Nature Publications), Materials Letters and Materials Letters: X (Elsevier), and Heliyon (Cell)