सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान

CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute

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सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान

CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute

Energy Materials & Devices

Overview

The increasing demand for maintaining pollution free environment and alarming rate of depletion of fossil fuels intensified the search for the development of clean and efficient power generating & conversion systems, and storage devices. In this context, a new division, Fuel Cell & Battery (FCBD) was formed in CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata in December 2004. FCBD was primarily engaged in developing energy materials, and further stepped into device level technology (Stack) with ingeniously developed process and  materials.   Apart from fuel cell and Lithium battery research, FCBD renamed as Energy Materials & Devices Division (EMDD) to accommodate all upcoming research activities in the division related to the area of non-conventional energy sectors. The major areas of research as  EMDD persuading are on solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), Solid Oxide Electrolyser Cell (SOEC),  Metal-ion (Li/Na) battery (MIBs), All Solid State Metal Batteries (ASSMBs), Photo-catalytic water splitting for H2 generation (PCWS-H2), ionic and electronic conductors (MIECs), Supercapacitors and Thermoelectric Generators (TEGs). 

SOFC

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

SOEC

Solid Oxide Electrolyser Cell

MIBs

Metal-ion (Li/Na) Batteries

ASSMBs

All Solid State Metal Batteries

PCWS

Photo – Catalytic Water Splitting

SCs

Supercapacitors

TEGs

Thermo-Electric Generators

In SOFC technology, EMDD has led to the successful demonstration for the first time in the country of 1KW working SOFC stacks under CSIR-NMITLI Projects. Following similar path, EMDD developed first-of-its-kind paper based separator (PAPERATOR) technology for Lithium/Sodium-ion Batteries and Supercapacitors under CSIR FTT program.

Areas of Research

Research on Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage and Devices fabrication

SOFC/SOEC Stack design
Single Cell Fabrication technology
SOFC Stack components engineering
Electrode, Electrolyte materials development
Glass-Sealant  materials

Li-ion Batteries
Electrode materials  development
Paper based Ceramic Separator for MIBs/SCs
Waste/Biomass derived materials for LIBs/ SCs

All Solids State Lithium Metal Batteries
Fast ion-conducting ceramic electrolytes
Fast ion-conducting glass electrolytes

Photo-catalytic water Splitting for H2 generation
Ion Conducting Glass-gel

Materials for Thermo-Electric Generator
Designing of Flexi-TEGs
High Entropy Alloys for Energy Conversions devices

Technology Developed

  • Anode-supported SOFC single cells of dimensions 10 cm x 10 cm x 1.5 mm
  • Indigenous design and fabrication of metallic bi-polar plates, cell holders and current collectors, associate d gas manifolding systems for SOFC stack
  • Production of Kg level glass-based sealants for SOFC stack and LSM powder with tailor-made particle size distribution for SOFC cathode application.
  • Design and Fabrication of SOFC Stack (500 W class) based on planar design
  • Nano-crystalline ceria-based electrolyte for low temperature SOFC application
  • Process of manufacturing advanced Cobalt free LIB cathodes and anodes
  • Fabrication/testing of 2032 coin type Lithium-ion cells
  • Paper based Ceramic Separator for Lithium-ion battery
  • Production of LLZO based fast lithium-ion conducting solid state electrolytes for ASSLMBs

Projects

Ongoing Projects

Sl. No. Title of the Project Duration Source of Funding Principal Investigator Co-Investigator (s)
1 Development and Scale-up of Indigenous Next Generation Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology and Demonstration of Process Line (10 kW) for Prototype Production June-2023 to June-2028 Centre for High Technology (Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas) Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay Dr. A. Amarnath Reddy
Dr. Anal Tarafder
Dr. Barnasree Chanda
Dr. Goutam Kishore Gupta
2 Development of Fuel Electrode Supported Single Cell for SOEC Application for Hydrogen Generation April-2023 to March-2024 Industry Sponsored (CUMI) Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay Dr. Barnasree Chanda
Mr. Suman Das
Mr. Debayan Gupta
3 Indigenous Development of Electrolyte Supported Reversible Solid Oxide Fuel Cell RSOFC Stack and its Demonstration in Power Generation and Hydrogen January-2022 to January-2025 DST-AHFC

 

Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay Dr. A. Amarnath Reddy
Dr. Barnasree Chanda
 
4 Development of Electrolyser Technologies for Affordable Generation of Hydrogen (DELTAGH)- Solid Oxide Electrolyser April-2022 to September-2024 CSIR (Mission Mode) Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay Dr. Srabanti Ghosh
Dr. A. Amarnath Reddy
Dr. Barnasree Chanda
Dr. Goutam Kishore Gupta
5 Coal Derived Syngas for Green Energy – Coal Derived Syngas as a Fuel for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) May-2022 to May 2024 CSIR-CIMFR Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay Dr. Srabanti Ghosh
Dr. A. Amarnath Reddy
Dr. Goutam Kishore Gupta
6 High Entropy Alloy Decorated Functional Nanocomposites as Anode for Advancing Fuel Flexibility in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell June 2023 to May 2025 CSIR-CGCRI Dr. Barnasree Chanda Dr. Wasim Raja
7 Novel electrode(s) towards electrochemical valorization of CO2 and steam via co-electrolysis using solid oxide cell June 2023 to May 2025 CSIR-CGCRI Dr. Goutam Kishore Gupta Dr. A. Amarnath Reddy
8 Nanostructured Semiconductor-Conjugated Polymer based Hybrid Photocatalysts for Efficient Solar Water Splitting August 2021 to

August 2024

SERB Power Grant

SPG/2020/000720

Dr. Srabanti Ghosh NIL
9 Development of room temperature curable transparent protective and hydrophobic nanocomposite coatings on tile, glass and metal substrates by simple hand spray technique 1 yr. CSIR-CGCRI Dr. S. K. Medda Mr. S. Manna
10 “Integrated and Collaborative US-India Research Programme on Improving Building Energy Efficiency (IBEF)”, 4.5 yrs (including extension period) DST Dr. S. K. Medda Mrs. S. Manna
11 Highly Efficient glass based flexible electrolyte materials for rechargeable sodium-ion battery May 2023-May 2026 DST-SERB (CRG) Dr. Amarnath R Allu Dr. Srabanti Ghosh
12 Functional Nanocomposites and MOF Glass-based Materials for Thermoelectric Generator Device Application 2 years CSIR-CGCRI Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay Dr. Milan Kanti Naskar
Dr. Samar Kumar Medda
Dr. Mir Wasim Raja
Dr. Srabnti Ghosh
Dr. Amarnath R. Allu
Dr. Barnasree Chanda
Dr. Goutam Kishore Gupta

Completed Projects

Sl. No.

Title of the Project

Duration

Source of Funding

Principal Investigator

Co-Investigator (s)

1

Development of Solid Oxide Electrolyser Cell for Hydrogen Generation

February-2020 to October-2022

ONGC Energy Research Centre

(Industry sponsored)

Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

Dr. A. Das Sharma

2

Development of high-performance solid oxide electrolyser cell using novel electrode composition with tailored microstructure

February-2017 to January-2020

BRNS-sponsored

Dr. A. Das Sharma

Dr. R. N. Basu

3

Development and Demonstration of Dense Ceramic Membrane-based Technology for Separation of Hydrogen and Oxygen Gases

August-2016 to July-2019

DST

Dr. R. N. Basu

Dr. A. Das Sharma

4

Development and Demonstration of 1 kWe SOFC Stack with Hydrogen & Air and 500We SOFC Stack with Reformed Natural Gas & Air

July-2016 to March-2019

CSIR-NMITLI

Dr. R. N. Basu

Dr. A. Das Sharma

Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

Dr. B. Karmakar

5

Advanced Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Structural Applications (CERMESA), Task 1.4: Metal-Supported SOFC using Methane and/or Hydrogen Gas

February-2013 to March-2017

CSIR

Dr. A. Das Sharma

Dr. R. N. Basu &

Dr. J. Mukhopadhyay

6

Advancing Bio-gas utilization through fuel flexible SOFC

April-2012 to February-2016

DST (Under DST RC Indo-UKcollaborative Project)

Dr. R.N. Basu

Dr. A. Das Sharma

Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

Mr. S. Nag

7

Development of planar SOFC stack using functionally graded anode structure

November-2011 to October-2014

SERB

Dr. R.N. Basu

Dr. A. Das Sharma

Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

8

Upgradation of expertise base for R & D activity on SOFC materials at Energy Research Institute, KACST, Saudi Arabia (Phase II)

September-2011 to November-2014

Contract R & D (International)

Dr. R.N. Basu

Dr. A. Das Sharma

Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

9

Development and demonstration of 500 W SOFC stack with hydrogen as fuel and testing of short stack with synthetic gas

April-2011 to February-2016

CSIR-NMITLI

Dr. R.N. Basu

Dr. A. Das Sharma

Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

10

Development of MIEC based dense membrane for hydrogen separation (Part of Institutional Supra Project – TASK – IV)

April 2007 – March 2012

Institutional supra-Project

Dr. R.N. Basu

Dr. A. Das Sharma

Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

Mr. S. Nag

11

Novel membrane materials and methods for separating hydrogen”

December 2008 – December 2011

CSIR-CSIRO collaborative project

Dr. R.N. Basu

Dr. A. Das Sharma

Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

Mr. S. Nag

12

Developing an expertise base to carry out R & D activities in SOFC materials at Energy Research Institute, KACST, Saudi Arabia (Phase – I)

September 2008 – March 2010

Contract R & D (International)

Dr. R. N. Basu

Dr. A. Das Sharma

Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

13

Multifunctional Nanocomposite materials for Low-temperature Ceramic Fuel Cells (NANOMFC)

2012-2017

India(DST)-EU New INDIGO SOFC Project

Dr. R. N. Basu

NIL

14

Innovative Solutions for Solar Energy Storage

2012-2017

CSIR-TAPSUN

Dr. R. N. Basu

NIL

15

Development of metal-supported SOFC

2012-2017

CERMESA (12FYP Network Project)

Dr. A. Das Sharma

(Nodal Officer:

Dr. D. Sanyal)

Dr. R. N. Basu

Dr. J. Mukhopadhyay

16

Ceramic Separator for Li-ion Battery Application

2016-2018

CSIR-FTT

Dr. R. N. Basu

17

Investigation on ceria- and lanthanum gallate-based solid electrolyte materials for low temperature solid oxide fuel cells

2006-2010 (Sept.)

BRNS,DAE

Dr. R.N. Basu

Dr. Atanu Dutta

18

Investigation on Silicon-based new anode materials for lithium-ion rechargeable batteries

2006-2009

DRDO

Dr. R.N. Basu

Dr. S. Mahanty

19

Development of high energy density lithium-ion battery technology

2004-2009

DRDO

Dr. H.S. Maiti
Dr. RN Basu (PI: from 01-11-2009 till 31-03-2010)

Dr. R.N. Basu

20

Development of planar anode-supported SOFC technology

2004-2009

CSIR-NMITLI

Dr. R.N. Basu

21

Novel Glass based solid-electrolyte materials for rechargeable sodium-ion battery

March 2019-March 2022

DST-SERB (ECR)

Dr. Amarnath R Allu

 NIL

Divisional Facilities

Cell and stack making

BATCH TAPE CASTING MACHINE

CONTINUOUS TAPE CASTING MACHINE

LAMINATION & PRESSING MACHINE

SCREEN PRINTING MACHINE

BALL MILLING MACHINE

HIGH TEMP. FURNACES (1700℃)

Cell Testing Facilities

ZIVE MP5 & BOOSTER ZB2

AUTOLAB

SOLARTON IMPEDENCE ANALYZER

1kW SOFC STACK TEST STATION

SINGLE CELL & SHORT STACK TEST SETUP

COUPON CELL R-SOCs SETUP

Cell Augmenting Facilities

SPRAY COATER

HUMIDIFIER

SPRAY PYROLYZER

Analytical Facilities

DILATOMETER

BET

GOLD SPUTTER

TG-DTA

Scientists

Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay, Principal Scientist and Head

Dr. Prabir PalPrincipal Scientist

Dr. Samar Kumar Medda, Principal Scientist

Dr. Mir Wasim Raja, Senior Scientist

Dr. Srabanti Ghosh, Senior Scientist

Dr. Amarnath R. Allu, Senior Scientist

Dr. Sumana Paul, Senior Scientist

Dr. Barnasree Chanda, Scientist

Dr. Goutam Kishore Gupta, Scientist

Technical/Support Staff

Name Designation Expertise

Debabrata Roy
Senior Technical Officer (2)
  • Viscous paste preparation and its application on ceramic substrate by screen printing technique for thick film fabrication
  • Operation of Semi-automated Screen Printing machine
Debayan Gupta Senior Technical Officer (1)
  • Operation of various sophisticated equipments like Spray Pyrolyser (for Kg-level ceramic powder preparation), Ultrasonic Spray Coating Unit & Gas Chromatograph And other ceramic fabrication for SOFC Stack Components

Nabanita Chakrabarti (Acharya)
Senior Technical Officer (1)
  • Operation of different types of advanced characterization instruments like Thermal Analyzer, High Temperature Dilatometer & Scanning Electron Microscope (Tabletop)

Sudip Kumar Ghosh
Senior Technical Officer (1)
  • Operation of various sophisticated equipments, viz. BET-Surface Area Analyzer, Atmosphere Controlled Glove-Box & Coin cell fabrication & Electrochemical testing facilities

Suman Das
Senior Technical Officer (1)
  • Operation and testing of multiple-cell SOFC stacks using stack test station
  • Operation of electrochemical test set up & gas permeation test set up for SOFC single cells and associated gas handling & manifolding system.

Debabrata Biswas
Technical Officer
  • Operation of sophisticated instruments and testing of samples using Impedance Analyzer, Surface Contour Tracer, Electro-chemical Test Setups of different dimensions & Electrical Conductivity measurement under controlled atmosphere furnace
  • Fabrication of thick film coatings on SOFC Stack components

Sukanta Garai
Technical Assistant
  • Ceramic material processing, synthesis and characterization.
  • Operation of sophisticated research engaged instruments like DSC-TG, Dilatometer, UV-Vis Spectrometer, Zeta-Sizer, Rheometer, UTM etc. and output data analysis.
  • Departmental procurement and different research related activities.

Satyendra Nath Barik
Technician (2)
  • Maintenance of electrically heated furnaces (both Imported & Indian make), different lab equipments, e.g., semi-automated polishing machine, mounting machine, etc.
  • Technical Assistance for fabrication of SOFC half Cell.
  • Electrical circuit design and assembly for SOFC stack demonstration.
Dr. Pradip Sekhar Das Technician (2)
  • Fabrication and property evaluation for multi compositional paper based ceramic separator.
  • Making solid state electrolyte for batteries.
  • Processing and characterizations of electro-active materials for metal ion batteries / super capacitors.
  • Synthesis and characterizations of semiconductor photocatalyst.
  • Photo electrochemical measurement of anode materials.
  • Evaluation of powder photo catalyst for photocatalytic water splitting.
Tapas Misra
Technician (2)
  • Operation & Maintenance of electrically heated Furnaces
  • Assistance in Cell Fabrication e.g. Slurry Preparation for SOFC Half Cell, Lamination, Pressing & Heat Treatment process
  • Assistance in operation of Operation of different types of advanced characterization instruments like UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

Gourav Nandi
Technician (1)
  • Draughting 3D/2D models of interconnect/Bipolar plates for SOFC and SOEC stacking operations.
  • Hands on experience with modelling on Solid Works, AutoCAD, Invertor.

 

 

Scholars/Students

Name Designation Research Area/Project Code/Title Supervisor/PI

 

Rakesh Mondal

Project Scientist Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay


Dr. Priyajit Jash

 

 

 

Research Associate

 

Indigenous Development of Electrolyte Supported Reversible Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (RSOFC) Technology (GAP-0379)

 

Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

 

Ms. Shoroshi Dey

 

Project Associate-II

 

Development of Mixed Ionic and Electronically Conducting (MIEC) Ceramic Electrodes for the Application in Solid Oxide Cell (SOC)- based Electrochemical Device (HCP-44)

 

Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

 

Mr. Kuntal Ghosh

 

SRF (DST-INSPIRE)

 

Development of All Solid-State Battery (ASSBs) using Novel Electrolyte

 

Dr. Mir Wasim Raja

 

Ms. Mononita Das

 

SRF

 

Development of Cellulose based Composite Separator Membrane for Metal-ion Batteries

 

Dr. Mir Wasim Raja

 

Mr. Rajasekar Saravanan

 

Project Associate-II

 

Coal Derived Syngas as a Fuel for Solid
Oxide Fuel Cells (MLP-0310)

 

 

 

Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

 

Ms. Soumita Samajdar

 

JRF (CSIR-NET)

 

Fabrication of 2D based nanocomposites for visible-light driven photocatalytic applications

 

Dr. Srabanti Ghosh

 

Mr. Dipendu Sarkar

 

JRF (CSIR-NET)

 

Excitonic modulation in semiconductor heterostructure: manifestation in photocatalytic Hydrogen generation

 

Dr. Srabanti Ghosh

 

 

Mr. Jishu Pramanik

 

JRF (DST-INSPIRE)

 

Double Perovskites Based Heterostructures for photoelectrochemical Ammonia Production

 

Dr. Srabanti Ghosh

 

 

Mr. Sourabh Pal

 

 

Project Associate-I

 

Nanostructured Semiconductor Conjugated Polymer based Hybrid Photocatalysts for Efficient Solar Water Splitting (GAP0376)

 

Dr. Srabanti Ghosh

 

Mr. Atharva Pravin Puranik

Project Associate-I

 

Theoretical Conceptualization and Simulation / GAP-0387 / Development and Scale-up of Indigenous Next Generation Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology and Demonstration of Process Line (10 kW) for Prototype Production Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

Ms. Riya Halder

Project JRF Development and scale up of Indegeneous Next generation solid oxide fuel cell technology and demonstration of process line (10kw) prototype production. Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

 

Ms. Suprita Hati

Project JRF Development and scale up of Indegeneous Next generation solid oxide fuel cell technology and demonstration of process line (10kw) prototype production. Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

 

Mr. Suman Das

Project Associate-I

 

Development of Cellulosic ion exchange membrane (IEMs) for Redox Flow Batteries (RFBs) Dr. Mir Wasim Raja

 

Ms. Swarnima Mukherjee

Project Associate-I

 

Development of Cellulosic ion exchange membrane (IEMs) for Redox Flow Batteries (RFBs) Dr. Mir Wasim Raja

 

Mr. Prasenjit Kayal

Project Associate-I

 

Development of Cellulosic ion exchange membrane (IEMs) for Redox Flow Batteries (RFBs) Dr. Mir Wasim Raja

Mr. Sinorul Haque

Project JRF Highly Efficient Glass Based Flexible Electrolyte Materials for Rechargeable Sodium-Ion Battery. Dr. Amarnath R. Allu

Mr. Sundaram Kushawaha

 

Project Assistant

 

Development of Electrolyser Technologies for Affordable Generation of Hydrogen (DELTAGH) (HCP-044)

 

Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

 

Mr. Raj Das

Project Assistant

 

Indigenous Development of Electrolyte Supported Reversible Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (RSOFC) Technology (GAP-0379)

 

Dr. Jayanta Mukhopaddhay

 

 

Mr. Kingshuk Biswas

Project Assistant

 

Development and scale up of Indegeneous Next generation solid oxide fuel cell technology and demonstration of process line (10kw) prototype production.(GAP-0387) Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

 

Mr. Brijesh Yadav

Project Assistant

 

Development and scale up of Indegeneous Next generation solid oxide fuel cell technology and demonstration of process line (10kw) prototype production. (GAP-0387) Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

Mr. Probhakar Ruidas

Project Assistant

 

Development and scale up of Indegeneous Next generation solid oxide fuel cell technology and demonstration of process line (10kw) prototype production. (GAP-0387) Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

 

Mr. Dipak Kumar Prasad

Project Assistant

 

Development and scale up of Indegeneous Next generation solid oxide fuel cell technology and demonstration of process line (10kw) prototype production. (GAP-0387) Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay
Ms. Tandrima Saha M.TECH Thesis Student Flexible Solid-States Electrolyte using Fast Li-ion Conducting Inorganic Materials for Solid-States Li-Metal Batteries (SSLMBs) Dr. Mir Wasim Raja

Contact

Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay,
Principal Scientist & Head
Phone: (033) 23223494
Fax: +91-33-24730957
E-mail: jayanta_mu@cgcri.res.in

Last Updated on April 12, 2024