Course title
Materials for Energy and Environment

miryala muralidhar
Course content
The global challenges of climate change and energy demands a need new class of materials, supposed to produce clean energy and being environmentally friendly. The materials for energy and environment is a term used normally for the renewable energy, including the newly proposed superconducting based technologies which are not affect the such as global warming. The Master program offers a cutting edge material related program designed for graduates with multi-disciplinary skills. At the end of the course the students will master the basic principles, energy production methods, energy policy and possible energy strategies, air pollution and energy use, importance of superconducting applications, future energy alternatives, transportation, health care etc.
Purpose of class
The purpose of the course is understanding the scientific principles of production of energy, energy policy, air pollution and importance of new class applications, for example superconducting technology, reviewable energy and its importance. Students will be motived to develop a commitment to produce the new alternative technologies.
Goals and objectives
  1. To gain insight into the basics, production, generation and distribution of electricity.
  2. Learning the properties of fossil fuel, Hubbert model, methods for coal liquefaction and gasification, etc.,
  3. Understanding the mechanisms of heat transfer, new materials, a thermal solar collectors, residential space heating, the storage of thermal energy, passive solar heating techniques etc.,
  4. Understanding a new class of battery electric vehicles and its important for the 21st century
  5. Understanding energy conservation especially the government energy policies, smart grid, the efficient operation of new governmental projects, the viability of hybrid vehicles etc.,
  6. Understanding future prospects and research & design projects
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Fundamentals of energy and power
Learning the basic fundamentals of energy, the laws of thermodynamics, Carnot efficiency, heat pumps, electricity generation and distribution
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