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Welcome to the Energy Conversion and Storage group! If you are a student or practicing engineer or scientist who wants to learn more about energy conversion and storage or an instructor looking for materials to use in a course, you can find material here that includes complete courses and seminars on specialized topics.

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This group contains the following:

Introductory Material

Solar Cells

By Richard J. Schwartz, WALLA Lecture series
This is an introduction to solar cells for the general public.

Affordable Clean Energy Challenges and Opportunities

By Hukam Mongia
Selected Topics: energy consumption, CO2, SOx/NOx emissions, climate concerns, energy price, economics, reducing NOx, supercritical PC boilers, biomass/ coal gasification, spark ignition, compression ignition.

Renewable Solar Energy, Has the Sun Finally Risen on Photovoltaics?

By Mark Pinto
Selected Topics: photovoltaics, second energy crisis, PV growth, grid parity, PV technologies, PV markets, PV processing, thin film, PV outlook.

Limits of Thermal Processes and their Implications on Efficient Energy Utilization

By Arun Majumbdar
Selected Topics: thermodynamic limits, heat and charge transfer limits, thermoelectric cooling, power generation, design

nanoHUB-U Courses

Thermoelectricity- From Atoms to Systems

Purdue University 30 Lectures
Taught by Ali Shakouri, Supriyo Datta, and Mark Lundstrom
Selected Topics: thermoelectric concepts, seebeck, Peltier, Thomson effects, transport parameters, nanoscale, macroscale, thermoelectronic systems, thermionics, embedded nanoparticles, thermoelectric materials

Introduction to the Materials Science of Rechargeable Batteries

Purdue University 26 Lectures

Taught by R. Edwin Garcia

Selected Topics: The battery potential, energy and power in a battery, battery figures of merit, electrochemical potential and equilibrium, thermal effects, tortuosity in porous media, reversible and irreversible interfacial reactions, battery architecture and design guidelines, advanced battery architectures.

Graduate Courses

Solar Cell Fundamentals

Purdue University (2011). 5 Lectures.
Taught by Mark Lundstrom, J. L. Gray and Muhammad A. Alam
Selected Topics: bottom up approach, device physics, nanoelectronics, organic photovoltaics, organic solar cells, photovoltaics, solar cells

Introduction to Rechargeable Batteries

MSE 597GM at Purdue University (2012). 25 Lectures.
Taught by R. Edwin Garcia
Selected Topics: Diffusion limitations, electrode interface, transport rechargeable batteries

Introduction to the Materials Science of Rechargeable Batteries

MSE 597H Purdue University (2012). 25 Lectures.
Taught by R. Edwin Garcia
Selected Topics: diffusion limitations, electrode interface, transport rechargeable batteries

Numerical Simulations for Energy Applications

ECE 595E at Purdue University (Spring 2013) 36 Lectures
Taught by Peter Bermel
Selected Topics: Computability, NP-hardness, Optimization and Eigenvalues, Solving Quantum Wavefunctions, FFTs, FFTW, Beam Propagation Method, Bandstruture simulation, Transfer Matrix Methods, S-Matrix Methods, Eigenmode Layered computations (CAMFR), Coupled Mode Theory, Finite-Difference Time-Domain simulations, MEEP Tutorial., a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.