About the Department
The Centre for Green Energy Technology (C-GET) was established in 2010 under the aegis of Madanjeet School of Green Energy Technologies with a vision to promote education and research in environmentally clean methods of energy production, conservation and utilization. The centre offers M. Tech. in Green Energy Technology which is partly supported by South Asia Foundation (SAF). The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has recognized and approved the centre as a Nodal Centre. Recently, SAF also recognized the centre as Centre of Excellence. The centre also promotes research in the fields of all clean sources of energy production, conversion and utilization like solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, energy storage, fuel cells, bio-fuels, wind energy, ocean energy, chemical energy, applications of nanotechnology for energy conversion, etc. The centre has well trained faculties to teach, offer consultancy and take up research work in many core areas of green energy. The centre is involved in quality assurance testing in all fields of renewable energy. Establishment of MOUs with various alternate energy generating firms specializing in photovoltaic, solar-thermal has taken place. In addition, several MOUs with industries specializing in solar thermal devices and power plant engineering are in pipeline.
Dr. Perumal Elumalai is Professor and Head of Department of Green Energy Technology, Pondicherry University, India. He received his PhD from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. He had his post-doctoral research at Kyushu University, Japan for more than six years. He was a recipient of a prestigious JSPS fellowship (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science fellowship). He has won special recognition award for Young Ceramist by Ceramic Society of Japan for his contribution to ceramics applications. He has authored more than 80 research papers in reputed international journals including book chapters, two Books, and holds six patents. He has won DST’s consortium grant for about Rs. 1 Cr. He has been recipient of Best Teachers Award from PU consecutively five times. He has guided five PhDs, two Post-docs and several MTech students. He has close collaboration with Mexico, Malaysia and Taiwan. Currently, his H-index is 24. His research work concentrates on batteries, supercapacitors, supercapatteries, fuel cells and emission sensors.
C-GET establishment is in pipeline with the state-of-art facilities and infrastructure. Currently, the center possess the following high-tech equipments in the laboratory: • Class AAA 10 x 10 cm2 Solar Sun simulator with I-V characterization facility. • Electrochemical workstation with impedance analysis unit for electro-nanofabrication and battery & Supercapacitor characterization • Optical Pyranometer for solar irradiation measurement and analysis • BET surface area analyzer • Microwave Synthesizer • C-5000 Bomb calorimeter for fuel characterization and analysis • Spin coating unit • Electrolysis unit for H2 and O2 production • PEM fuel cell • Spray deposition system • Tubular Diffusion furnace • High-temperature ovens • Basic Molecular biology and biochemistry facility • Ultrasonic bath • -40o C Freezer • Photoelectrochemical cell. • Orsat Apparatus • Solar thermal gadgets
Thrust Area of Teaching & Research
The following are the thrust areas of our centre currently focussed.: • Solar Thermal Energy Technology • Solar Photovoltaic Technology • Bio-energy Technology • Energy Material Development • Energy Conversion and Storage Technology • Green Combustion Technology
Placement & Internships
M.Tech. Graduates in Green Technology gain employment in emerging clean and renewable energy sectors where national and multinational industries are focusing their business activities on alternate energy production and usage.
Ministry of New Renewable Energy (MNRE-NREF), Innovative programme of University Grants Commission and South Asia Foundation (SAF) has been supporting the teaching and research activities of the Centre. In addition, individual faculty members have projects that are supported by SERB, MNRE, DST, CSIR and UGC.