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MCI seminar abstract

MCI seminar: 2 February 

Nano enhanced Phase Change Materials (NePCMs) for Renewable Energy Systems

By Assoc. prof. Dr. Adarsh Kumar Pandey, Sunway University, Selangor, Malaysia

Energy storage plays vital role in sustainable development. Focus on energy storage using phase change materials (PCMs) are of current research hotspot due to high latent heat value. Nevertheless, poor thermal conductivity, supercooling, phase separation of PCMs is of great concern and limit its application. Distress related to properties of PCM is resolved using nanomaterials and it is called nano enhanced phase change materials (NePCMs). Major research focus on dispersion of nanomaterials with PCM depends on a) technique of preparing a novel composite PCM b) improvement of their thermo-physical characteristic and c) advanced application for human comfort without polluting the environment. Several advanced nanomaterials (like metallic, metal Oxide nanoparticles, CNTs, Graphene, Mxene, polyaniline etc.) have been added to PCMs, significantly enhancing the thermal conductivity and heat transfer features. These NePCMs are applied for many applications for thermal energy storage and thermal regulation. NePCMs application in Renewable Energy systems are of great importance and improves the reliability and efficiency of these systems.




Assoc. prof. Dr. Adarsh Kumar Pandey

Associate professor and programme leader
Research Centre for Nano-Materials and Energy Technology (RCNMET), School of Engineering and Technology, Sunway University, Selangor, Malaysia


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Research impact

Listed in top 2% scientists in the world by Stanford University


Dr. Pandey is currently working as an Associate professor at Research Centre for Nano-Materials and Energy Technology (RCNMET), School of Engineering and Technology, Sunway University, Malaysia, where he is leading the PhD in Sustainability Science and Technology programme.

Prior to this, he worked at University of Malaya Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre (UMPEDAC), University of Malaya, Malaysia. He did his PhD in Energy from SMVD University, India.

He has published more than 123 research papers as per Scopus data base as well as filed 5 patents on different solar energy technologies. Besides, he is author of book and reviewer of many.

He is listed in top 2% scientist in the world by Stanford University. Until now, he has secured and managed more than 2 million Ringgits of research grants as PI/CO-PI.

Dr. Pandey delivered more than 30 keynote/invited lectures in international conferences/workshops and seminars. His current area of research involves but is not limited to sustainable energy technologies, phase change materials as thermal energy storage, nano enhanced phase change materials (NePCMs), solar PV and PVT, dye sensitised solar cells etc.

Time & Zoom link

2 February 2022, 3 - 4 pm

Online via Zoom:
Host: Yogendra Kumar Mishra

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Last Updated 20.01.2022