DST-IIT Kanpur center was launched at the MI Annual Gathering session on 4th April 2022 in the presence of Honable Minister of Science and Technology Dr Jitendra Singh. The objective of this platform is to design materials for energy harvesting by employing quantum mechanics-enabled atomistic simulations, AI & ML algorithms and, automation. The network of researchers engaged in the platform comprises scientists from 13 elite institutions. This Material Acceleration Platform set up by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) would leverage emerging capabilities in next-generation computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and robotics to accelerate the pace of materials discovery up to 10 times faster.
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The Integrated Clean Energy Material Acceleration Platform (MAPs) would bring best minds together and is expected to lead to research and technology outputs of immense value for clean energy driven growth.MAPs would also accelerate the pace of material discovery up to 10 times faster in clean energy domain for cost effective, reliable and robusr solutions.
Dr. Jitendra Singh
Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences,
Environment, Forests and Climate Change - Government of India
Accelerated discovery of energy materials has the potential to make clean energy harnessing more efficient and affordable. These Material Acceleration platforms would develop materials and energy systems which can adress the issues of variability and uncertainty intrinsic to clean energy sources and provide research led disruptive solution.
Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar
Secretary to the Government of India
Department of Science and Technology
Integrated Clean Energy Material Acceleration Platform would leverage emerging capabilities in next-generation computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning and robotics to accelerate the pace of materials discovery.
Dr. Anita Gupta
Head of the Department Technology Missions Division
Materials For Energy seeks to accelerate innovation from materials to devices via Material Acceleration Platform (MAPs) by coordination of research support activities, where materials are part of the solution.
Dr. Ranjith Krishna Pai
Scientist Department of Science and Technology
The primary research emphasis at the center is the development of energy harvesting and conservation materials possessing excellent functional performance and ambient stability. DST-IIT Kanpur center could enable the fast-paced translation and subsequent commercialization of perovskite solar cells, solar thermal receivers, smart windows and thermal insulating tiles.
Prof. Birabar Ranjit Kumar Nanda
Lead PI Indian Institute of Technology Madras
DST-IIT Kanpur center brings together our strengths in solid-state physics, computational materials science, materials synthesis and characterization, device fabrication, machine learning, automation and reliability evaluation to help accelerate the development of techno-commercially viable clean energy technologies.
Prof. Kanwar Singh Nalwa
DST IIT-Kanpur Center Head (Administrative PI)
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur