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Engineering Materials for Efficient Energy Storage and Conversion

Engineering Materials for Efficient Energy Storage and Conversion
Author(s)/Editor(s): Anoop Kumar Shukla (Amity University, India), Rakesh Kumar Phanden (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amity University, India)and J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright: ©2025
DOI: 10.4018/979-8-3693-2798-2
ISBN13: 9798369327982
EISBN13: 9798369327999

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As the world grapples with the transition to sustainable energy sources, the demand for materials with high-performance electrodes, electrolytes, and catalysts has become paramount. The energy transition necessitates materials with increased energy and power density for advanced energy storage devices, while the emergence of future fuels like hydrogen requires economically viable electrocatalysts for mass production. In response to these challenges, Engineering Materials for Efficient Energy Storage and Conversion addresses these pressing concerns through an interdisciplinary lens that combines materials science, chemistry, physics, and engineering.

Within the pages of Engineering Materials for Efficient Energy Storage and Conversion, a comprehensive exploration unfolds, delving into cutting-edge R&D in energy technologies. The book takes a deep dive into critical areas such as fuel cells, thermal battery materials, hydrogen storage, and materials for thermal management. By providing in-depth insights into the electrochemical, physicochemical, and structural aspects of energy technologies, the book aims to advance functional materials and devices crucial for the sustainable future of energy storage and conversion. This compendium not only presents theoretical frameworks but also offers the latest empirical research findings, contributing significantly to the evolution of the field.



Author's/Editor's Biography

Rakesh Phanden (Ed.)
Dr Rakesh Kumar Phanden is a distinguished academician and researcher. His academic journey reached its pinnacle when he completed a Ph.D. at the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Amity University Uttar Pradesh India, Federation University Australia, and Institute of Health & Management, North Melbourne, where he brings a wealth of knowledge and research insight to his role. Dr. Phanden's academic contributions extend beyond the conventional classroom setting. His active engagement with the scholarly community is evident through his participation in numerous conference technical sessions and his role as Reviewer for various esteemed SCIs and Scopus-indexed international journals. Notably, he has showcased his organizational prowess by playing pivotal roles in coordinating several international conferences, including ICNDME 2014, FLAME 2020, FLUTE 2021, FLUTE 2023, FLAME 2022, and FLAME 2024, serving as Organizing Secretary and Convener. He is the Author and Editor of 8 books and has edited 6 special issues for Scopus and SCI-indexed journals. Additionally, his role as Editorial Board Member for several journals underscores his dedication to shaping academic discourse. With a remarkable teaching career spanning 17 years, Dr. Phanden has left an indelible mark on the academic landscape, having imparted knowledge in private and government institutes and universities in India and abroad. His research portfolio is equally impressive, comprising over 100 papers presented at both national and international levels. Dr. Phanden received an International Travel Grant from DST, enabling collaborative research ventures in the USA and visits to prominent global destinations such as London, Singapore, Turkey, Dubai, and various other African countries. His global engagements reflect his unwavering dedication to advancing research and fostering academic collaboration in alignment with the vision of Amity University.

J. Davim (Ed.)
J. Paulo Davim is a Full Professor at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He is also distinguished as honorary professor in several universities/colleges/institutes in China, India and Spain. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering (materials and manufacturing processes) in 1991, Mechanical Engineering degree (5 years) in 1986, from the University of Porto (FEUP), the Aggregate title (Full Habilitation) from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and the D.Sc. (Higher Doctorate) from London Metropolitan University in 2013. He is Senior Chartered Engineer by the Portuguese Institution of Engineers with an MBA and Specialist titles in Engineering and Industrial Management as well as in Metrology. He is also Eur Ing by Engineers Europe FEANI-Brussels and Fellow (FIET) of IET-London. He has more than 35 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. He has also interest in Management, Engineering Education and Higher Education for Sustainability. He has guided large numbers of postdoc, Ph.D. and master’s students as well as has coordinated and participated in several financed research projects. He has received several scientific awards and honors. He has worked as evaluator of projects for ERC-European Research Council and other international research agencies as well as examiner of Ph.D. thesis for many universities in different countries. He is the Editor in Chief of several international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisory for many international journals and conferences.

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