Energy & Environment

The main focus of the energy research is greener and sustainable energy systems. This includes small to large scale systems for stationary as well as transportation applications. The objective is to propose the optimal design and management strategies for these systems. The energy options being looked at include, advanced power systems with environmental control, integrated gasification systems, fuel cell based power systems and renewable energy systems including bio-refineries. The environmental initiative carries the similar objectives for a much broader scale of industrial and socio-economic systems. The highlight here is green products, green processes and green energy systems covering the entire spectrum of decision making, from discovery at one end, to product & process design, to management & planning on the other end. Industrial ecology expands the envelope from single industry to more complex resource management strategies.


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                         Sustainability & Security

Sustainability and security constitute highly interdisciplinary research fields, since the issues at the core concern a broad spectrum of entities, from the industries to socio-economic systems, and to ecosystems. The research work in this field, in collaboration with various national laboratories, contributes towards different aspects of these issues. This starts with the reliable identification, modeling and quantification of security risk and sustainability matrix, and paves way for devising innovative management strategies to achieve the desired objectives. Once the most appropriate management plan has been envisioned, the time dependent as well as independent strategies are derived to optimize the individual as well as the combined objectives of the various stakeholders, thereby achieving sustainability.




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