Course title
Advanced Course on Materials for Energy and Environment

Course content
The need for a new class of materials that can produce clean energy while being environmentally friendly is a pressing global challenge brought about by climate change and energy demands. These materials are commonly referred to as "materials for energy and environment," which encompass renewable energy technologies such as newly proposed superconducting-based technologies that are not harmful to the environment, unlike traditional energy sources that contribute to global warming. To address this challenge, a cutting-edge material-related Master's program has been designed for graduates with multi-disciplinary skills. The program aims to equip students with a deep understanding of the basic principles of energy production methods, energy policy and strategies, air pollution and energy use, the importance of superconducting applications, and future energy alternatives, as well as their applications in fields such as transportation, healthcare, and more. By the end of the course, students will be well-prepared to tackle the complex and urgent global challenges posed by climate change and energy demands.
Purpose of class
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the scientific principles underlying energy production, energy policy, air pollution, and emerging technologies, such as superconducting technology and renewable energy. By emphasizing the importance of these new technologies, students will be motivated to develop a strong commitment to producing and implementing them as viable alternatives to traditional energy sources.
Goals and objectives
  1. To achieve a thorough understanding of heat transfer mechanisms, materials research, and engineering of thermal solar collectors, passive solar heating techniques, residential space heating, and thermal energy storage.
  2. To gain comprehensive knowledge on the latest developments in a new class of battery electric vehicles, their significance, and implications for the 21st century.
  3. To analyze and comprehend the intricacies of energy conservation, including government policies, smart grid technology, the efficient operation of new governmental projects, and the feasibility of hybrid vehicles.
  4. To explore the latest research and design projects, potential future developments, and their impact on various industries.
  5. To develop and submit projects that aim to provide universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy.
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Class Activity Power Point P Final Project Final Exam Total.
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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
Revising and comprehending class material 190minutes
2. Fossil fuel resources: present and future
Learning the properties of fossil files and methods for obtaining and processing. The availability, worldwide utilization, recovery methods, etc.,
Revising and comprehending class material 190minutes
3. Wide energy production and recent developments in world
Learning the different designs of wind turbines, efficiency, geographic distribution of wind energy, design of wind farms, offshore wind farms, utilization of wind energy worldwide, and new projects.
Revising and comprehending class material 190minutes
4. Hydrogen as a fuel and its importance
Learning the basic properties of hydrogen as a gas and as liquid, methods for hydrogen production, the use of hydrogen as a fuel in internal combustion engines, properties and types of fuel cells, the design of fuel cell vehicles, and efficiency of hydrogen as a fuel.
Revising and comprehending class material 190minutes
5. Solar Energy, residential ongoing projects, and its importance
Learning what is the mechanisms for heat transfer, R-values, radiative heat transfer, a thermal solar collector, residential space heating, the storage and heat capacity of the solids, passive solar heating techniques etc.,
Revising and comprehending class material 190minutes
6. Battery Electric Vehicles and recent developments
Learning the properties and application of different types of batteries, energy storage mechanisms, historical development of electric vehicles, advantages, disadvantages, economic viability, energy storage, and electric vehicle design.
Revising and comprehending class material 190minutes
7. Energy conservation
Learning how government energy policies deal with conservation matters, combined electricity and heat production, smart grid, the efficient operation of residential HVAC systems, reducing heat transfer techniques, application of heat pumps, vehicle fuel efficiency, government standards, etc.,
Revising and comprehending class material 190minutes
8. Global warming and thermal pollution
Learning the global warming and the greenhouse effect, possible impacts, possible actions, thermal pollution, etc.,
Revising and comprehending class material 190minutes
9. Energy Storage
Learning the principles of energy storage, hydroelectric storage, compressed air for energy storage, flywheel and the relent material properties, superconducting energy storage system
Revising and comprehending class material 190minutes
10. Future Energy Alternatives: Superconductivity
Learning the DC cables and its importance
Revising and comprehending class material 190minutes
11. High Tc superconducting power DC cables and their design: Public Applications
Learning the recent projects and its importance for sustainable energy (student’s activity)
Revising and comprehending class material 190minutes
12. Transmission and distribution of electric power by HTSc cables and recent projects in the world
Learning the world-wide HTSc power cable projects and up-to-date information (student’s activity)
Revising and comprehending class material 190minutes
13. Technical impact of high Tc superconducting cables: Railway system applications, power transmission etc.,
Learning how DC cables can be utilized in railway system applications, power cable technology, etc.
Revising and comprehending class material 190minutes
14. Current and future energy requirements and importance of the high Tc superconducting materials in comparison to coal, gas, and oil reserves
Learning about the current state and future energy requirements and importance of new technologies
Future prospects and research and design projects
Learning the extrapolate very far into the future energy, predication of energy needs, and energy sources
Revising and comprehending class material 190minutes
Total. - - 2660minutes
Evaluation method and criteria
Class Activity (Class Participation/Behavior/Quizzes): 20%; Seminars/ Power Point presentation: 30%; Final Exam and Project: 50%
Students should earn 60% of the total score which will reflect the knowledge and skills.
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in outside of the class (ScombZ, mail, etc.)
Textbooks and reference materials
Superconductivity: Today and Tomorrows Applications
ed. Miryala Muralidhar (Nova Science Publishers, 2015)
Superconductivity: Recent Developments and New Production Technologies
ed. Miryala Muralidhar (Nova Science Publishers, 2012)
Studies of High Temperature Superconductors
ed. A.V. Narlikar (Nova Science Publishers, 2006)
Hinrichs Kleinbach (2013)
Students need material science, or Physics or chemistry or engineering backgrounds.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
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Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic interpersonal skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic self-management skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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