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Department of Energy Science and Engineering presents

9th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER)

at IIT Bombay from 12th to 14th December 2023


About ICAER 2023

A warm welcome to ICAER 2023, the 9th version of the biennial International Conference on Advances in Energy Research!

The rapid depletion of natural resources and the adverse changes in climate put forward great challenges for researchers. There is an imminent need to take stock of the current energy conversion and supply systems and to put forward new ideas in order to move towards a more sustainable future.

The conference provides an excellent platform to know, exchange new ideas, and understand the challenges related to the energy sector at large. We are certain that ICAER 2023 would be exciting and would continue the tradition of immense scientific discussion.

For more information on the conference topics, venue, important dates, and the members of the Scientific Advisory Committee, please browse through this website.

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About the Department

The Department of Energy Science and Engineering (DESE) focuses on research and education for the development of sustainable energy systems for the future. The Department is an unique blend of science and engineering for the Energy sector. DESE is a leading inter-­disciplinary energy education and research hub.

DESE has developed several novel education programs focusing on the application of science and engineering to problems in energy. The Department currently has 28 core faculty members and more than 400 students (including 150 PhD students) and several associated faculty from other departments. Recent highlights in research and development include a grid connected MW scale solar thermal power plant and test facility, self cleaning solar PV modules, high efficiency PV cells based on new materials, novel Li-ion batteries, improved flow fields for Fuel Cells, Large scale hydrogen storage systems, and biofuel based rural electrification. DESE has cutting edge fabrication, characterisation, testing and demonstration facilities with strong industrial linkages and international collaborations. We welcome you to partner with us to help design and build sustainable energy systems for the Future.

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Call for Papers

Submissions are invited for consideration in the following thematic areas for ICAER 2023. Please note papers are not restricted to, but should focus on the keywords and context given under each theme. Broadly, they should be addressing an aspect of “Energy”.

  • Solar Photovoltaics

    One of the renewable energy technologies being scaled up at a rapid rate is solar photovoltaics. Despite the increased deployment of silicon-based solar cells, efforts to increase the conversion efficiency, reduce materials usage, manufacturing complexity and cost, and use of novel materials like perovskites, etc. are in progress.

    Keywords: Silicon PV materials and devices, Perovskite, organic and dye-sensitized solar cells, Thin film PV solar cells, Reliability and performance of PV modules, fundamental studies on materials and systems modeling of PV cells.

  • Renewable Energy Technologies (Solar Thermal, Wind, Nuclear etc.)

    Solar thermal and wind energy are also finding increased deployment for industrial heat and power generation applications, respectively. The intermittency for the solar thermal technologies is expected to be overcome by using thermal energy storage. Owing to its long coastline and some perennial rivers, other sources of renewable energy like small-scale hydro, tidal, etc. are also receiving some attention. Nuclear energy, despite its small contribution to the total power generation, is vital for the nation's growth. Energy efficiency in buildings is also of increased importance due to rapid increase in growth of urban population and development of smart cities. This sub-theme, hence, seeks to address the opportunities and challenges in all the afore-mentioned areas.

    Keywords: Concentrated solar thermal technologies, materials, modeling and design for thermal energy storage (sensible, latent heat, thermochemical) systems, Wind, other RE systems like tidal, small-hydro, etc., Nuclear, Energy & Buildings.

  • Energy Storage and Conversion

    Owing to the intermittent nature of renewable energy technologies, especially wind and solar, there is an increased focus on energy storage methods to overcome this problem, with electrochemical storage being the front-runner. On-board hydrogen production, storage and use through fuel cells is another important area. Redox Flow batteries are being considered for large scale energy storage.

    Keywords: Electrode materials and components for batteries and fuel cells (catalysts, membranes, etc.), Li-batteries and beyond Li-ion batteries, battery management systems, safety and reliability, modeling, design and simulation (electrode-electrolyte interface phenomena, novel materials, electrode poisoning, hydrogen desorption mechanism, etc.), hydrogen production, hydrogen storage, hydrogen utilization and transport etc.

  • Oil and Gas, Coal, Conventional Energy, IC Engines, Bio Fuels

    Owing to the depleting fossil resources, there is an interest in the use of biofuels. However, using them in conventional IC engines poses challenges that are being addressed. On the other hand, processes like gasification and pyrolysis are receiving attention for small-scale use of waste biomass, etc. Carbon capture and sequestration is another area that can possibly provide a bridge between the use of conventional and biofuels. Thus, this theme considers all these aspects in a changing energy scenario.

    Keywords: Combustion, Gasification, Pyrolysis, Biofuels (biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas), IC engines, CO2 capture and sequestration, Enhanced oil recovery (EOR), shale gas, natural gas hydrates, xTL technologies, Utilization of low rank coals, Waste to Energy technologies, Nuclear Energy.

  • Power Electronics, Systems and Microgrids

    Microgrids are envisaged to enable the integration of renewable generation, distributed generation, energy storage, transmission, distribution and demand management. Though microgrids offer advantages like decentralized operation, higher operational efficiency, more efficient demand management, etc., they also pose numerous challenges and opportunities.

    Keywords: Microgrids (Architecture, Topologies, Control, power quality and protection, energy management), Smart grids, power systems, optimization in integration of renewables, DSM.

  • Energy Systems - Policy, Economics, Optimization, Modelling

    The energy systems used today consist of a variety of resources (fossil and renewable), varying scale of technologies (small-scale roof-top PV to large centralized thermal power plants), T&D infrastructure, and variety of end-use applications. The operation and economics of such a large system is affected by policies and regulations, which in turn depend on well-informed modeling and optimization studies that look at efficient energy management.

    Keywords: Policy and Economics, Efficiency & Optimization, Systems Modeling & analysis, energy management.

Important Dates

The Conference is concluded

Events Date
Revised paper submission 7th November 2023 to 3rd December 2023
Early Bird Registration 15th November 2023 to 3rd December 2023
Conference begins 12th December 2023
Conference Ends 14th December 2023


Victor Menezes Convention Centre (VMCC)

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai


Full Paper Submission & Guidelines

Authors are requested to submit their full-length manuscript in the given format within notified due date through the EquinOCS portal, and follow the guidelines provided in the following link for preparing and submitting their manuscripts:

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NOTE: The templates for preparing the files using LaTex and MS-Word are also available in the link

Submission Portal

NOTE: Please click the "Submit Now" tab under the relevant track to submit your paper

All the papers will undergo a review process, and the corresponding authors will be notified of the selection/rejection through email. Please note that all the manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism. Authors should submit pdf files of their manuscripts only. Also, authors are requested to refrain from sending review papers.

Please restrict the length of full-paper submission to 10 pages (including references, figures and tables)

Supporting Documents

Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentation

Please consider the following points while preparing the slides for oral presentation at the conference:

  1. The presentation should be prepared for a maximum duration of 12 minutes.
  2. It is recommended to prepare the slides in 4:3 aspect ratio and limit the presentation to a maximum of 15 slides.
  3. It is strongly recommended to prepare your presentation with a white background and to minimize the use of animations and transitions.
  4. The use of schematics and charts attracts more attention than using a large amount of text.
  5. Laptops and audio/visual systems are available at the conference venue, The speakers do not need to bring these with them.
  6. The speakers should bring their presentations in both .ppt/.pptx and .pdf formats in a USB drive. At the beginning of each session, please make sure to locate the student volunteer and upload your presentation on the laptop.

Poster Presentation

Please consider the following points while preparing your poster for display during the conference:

  1. Your poster must correspond to the title and content of your submission.
  2. Your poster must be designed to fit within the confines of the provided posterboard. For this, the poster should be of the standard A0 size and prepared in portrait mode.
  3. Plan your poster to be in logical sequence, i.e. introduction, study design and methods, data collected, results and discussion, and conclusion.
  4. The posters should be designed for clear viewing from a distance of beyond 3 feet so that they can be viewed by a number of people at the same time.
  5. In order to ensure visual effectiveness of your poster, please use large lettering and a minimum of text. Use of colour can visually enhance your poster.
  6. The posters will be displayed on smooth boards and the use of drawing board pins to hold the posters is not permitted. Please plan to bring your own adhesive tape (preferably transparent) and cutting tool to fix the posters to the display boards.


The registration fee for the conference for the various categories is mentioned below. Note that the online payment option may incur additional online transaction charges. Please contact us at for any additional information.

Registration Fee

Early Bird Registration (till 30 Nov 2023) Regular Registration (till 7 Dec 2023)
Student/Postdoc ₹ 6500 ₹ 7500
Indian delegates (₹.)
(excluding 18 % GST)
Academic/Non-profit ₹ 8500 ₹ 9500
Industry ₹ 13000 ₹ 13000
Student/Postdoc $ 300 $ 350
International delegates (USD)
(Taxes included)
Academic/Non-profit $ 400 $ 450
Industry $ 650 $ 650

To complete the registration process, please proceed to the payment gateway

For every accepted paper, there should be at least one registered author. It is recommended that the presenting author registers for the conference. A participant can present a maximum of two papers. The registration fee for all delegates covers for all the three days of the conference and includes:

  • (a) admission to all conference sessions,
  • (b) breakfast and tea breaks,
  • (c) lunches and gala dinner, and
  • (d) conference registration kit.

Oral Presentation

Oral presentation will be conducted on an online platform. Things will be like any other online meeting platform. Technical Support during conference proceedings will be given. Due to the online mode, following are the things required for presentation

  1. The presentation should be prepared for a maximum duration of 15 minutes
  2. It is recommended to prepare the slides in 4:3 aspect ratio and limit the presentation to a maximum of 15 slides
  3. It is strongly recommended to prepare your presentation with a white background and to minimize the use of animations and transitions
  4. The use of schematics and charts attracts more attention than using a large amount of text
  5. The submissions are to be done in three formats i.e. .ppt/.pptx, .pdf and a prerecorded video
  6. Prerecorded video needs to be exact replica of real time presentation which is to be delivered in live mode. This is an arrangement done for any emergency case. Guidelines for video are as follows -
    • Duration: 15-minute self-recorded video presentation with a web cam record in bottom right corner covering 8-10% space of complete presentation area
    • File size: 200 MB max (Please use 10-12 frame rate per second and an encoding software like handbreak to minimize the size of video)
    • Video file format: mp4
    • Dimensions: Minimum height 720 pixels, aspect ratio: 16:9

Poster abstract

ICAER 2022 presents excellent opportunities for graduate students, undergraduate students, researchers, practitioners, entrepreneurs, and start-ups to showcase their work. Posters are invited to showcase recent advances, experiences, and challenges in ENERGY TOWARDS SUSTAINIBILITY.

  • Poster dimensions

    Standard Poster size – no larger than 36×48″ (Landscape orientation) in PDF as well as .png image format and no larger than 15 MB both individually.

  • Poster content

    Title: The title of your poster should appear at the top with lettering of at least 42 pt (font size). Below the title, place the names of authors and their affiliations.

  • Text

    Use a minimum font size of 17 pt. Keep the text brief. Try to use text to introduce the study, explain visuals and direct viewers’ attention to significant data trends and relationships portrayed in the visuals, state and explain the interpretations that follow from the data. It is also a good idea to put future research plans or questions for discussion with viewers in your poster. English will be considered as standard language

  • Figures

    Each figure should have a brief title. Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they are first mentioned in the Try to use color figures rather than only black and white text to make your poster attractive and highlight the important technical content of your paper. Make sure that the text and the visuals are integrated.

  • Guidelines

  • Duration

    3 – 4-minute self-recorded video presentation with a web cam record in bottom right corner covering 8-10% space of complete presentation area

  • File size

    50 MB max (Please use 10-12 frame rate per second and an encoding software like handbreak to minimize the size of video)

  • Video file format


  • Dimensions

    Minimum height 720 pixels, aspect ratio: 16:9

In addition to submitting the video abstract, the participant MUST also submit a duly filled and signed copyright transfer form. Template for this form: Download Here The video abstract and the signed copyright transfer form may be uploaded at the following link: Submission Link. Please prepare your presentation and additional submission data prior to the submission deadline. Official language for poster and video upload will be English.

Scientific Advisory Committee

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Invited Speakers

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Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion on "Energy Transition Planning and Sustainability"

TOPIC: Energy Transition Planning and Sustainability

Time and Venue: 4.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on 14th December 2023 (Thursday), Prof. B. Nag Auditorium, VMCC, IIT Bombay

The panel members are as follows:

  1. Shri. Vinod Shenoy: Head Technical, Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (RRPCL)
  2. Prof. Satish Agnihotri: Prof. (retd) at CTARA and CPS, IIT Bombay
  3. Mr. Anshuman Lath: Director, Gram Oorja
  4. Mr. Balwant Joshi, Consultant at Idam Infrastructure Advisory Pvt. Ltd. Delhi
  5. Ms. Neha Jain, bp
  6. Prof. Shireesh Kedare (Moderator)

Local Organizing Committee


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Contact Details

  • Address

    Department of Energy Science and Engineering,

    IIT Bombay, Mumbai - 400 076

    Maharashtra, India

  • Phone - +91-22-2576-7890
  • Email -

Organising Secretaries

  • Prof. Sankara Sarma V Tatiparti
  • Prof. S. Srinivas

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