Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research launched
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER) at
the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, was dedicated to nation recently. This
is India’s first-of-its-kind centre equipped with state-of-the-art facilities
for conducting a wide spectrum of energy research by a knowledge network of
ICER is one of the youngest research centres at the Indian Institute of Science. It was conceived to take up socially-relevant research in line with national-level missions of the Government of India, which will directly benefit the people of the nation and the world. The Centre hosts faculty members from different departments having diverse engineering and science backgrounds, pursuing cutting-edge research in the broad area of energy.ICER will focus on research breakthroughs and developing sustainable technologies for renewable energy, combustion, concentrated solar power (CSP), next-generation solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, novel energy storage technologies, hydrogen, biofuels and bio-mass.Apart from a doctoral programme, extensive skill development programmes will also be conducted at the centre.