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Certification Course on Advanced Nano Materials Synthesis, Characterization, and Their Photoelectrocatalytic Applications

Course Duration


Eligibility Criteria

UG/PG/Scholars/Teaching Faculty


In the present situation where there is a water shortage globally, nanoparticles can play a vital role in treating waste water to make it usable for several processes. Industrial waste water contains numerous heavy metals and associated wastes that enter our food chain by one means or other. This course will provide an overview of the applications of nanoparticles in waste water treatment and energy and environmental applications. Several contaminants can be eliminated from wastewater bodies using photocatalytic nanoparticles. The efficiency of photocatalytic nanoparticles can be enhanced by coupling them with suitable species. Research in this area can prevent the water shortage in the future.

Course Outcomes

By the completion of the course, student will be able to:

  • Acquire knowledge of nanomaterials, importance, structure size correlation to the applications and synthesis methods.
  • Analyze the materials by employing various characterisation techniques.
  • Acquire knowledge of Mass transport, Linear diffusion, Fick’s laws and diffusion coefficient, the charged interface, potential step and potential sweep experiments.
  • Exploring high power, energy storage and conversion devices, sensors, catalytic dye degradation process



Nanomaterials synthesis: Sol-Gel, Ball milling, Precipitation, and Coprecipitation and hydrothermal method. [9 Hrs.]


Characterization techniques: Electron microscopy-Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Diffraction Techniques: X-ray diffraction, Raman Spectroscopy, XPS, UV visible and PL spectroscopy techniques. [ 9 Hours]


Electrochemical process and techniques: Introduction to three electrode electrochemical devices, electrode preparation technique. Techniques and applications: Linear Sweep Voltammetry, Cyclic Voltammetry, Chronoamperometry, EIS, Photocurrent and LSV. HER [9 Hours]


Advanced materials for photochemistry: Classification of semiconductor materials under UV and Visible light active, principles and their applications. Catalytic materials for dye degradation: Working principles, mechanism and their applications[9 Hours]

Textbooks & Supporting Literature

  • “Nanotechnology” G. Timp. Editor, AIP press, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1999
  • “Nanostructured materials and nanotechnology’’, Concise Edition, Editor: Hari Singh Nalwa;Academic Press, USA (2002).
  • “Hand book of Nanoscience, Engineering and Technology (The Electrical Engineering handbookseries), Kluwer Publishers, 2002.
  • “Handbook of Materials Characterization”,Surender Kumar Sharma, Springer International Publishing, 2018.

Online Material

  • Allen J. Bard and Larry R. Faulkner, Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd edition 2001, John Wiley & Sons
  • Joseph Wang, Analytical Electrochemistry, 3rd edition 2006, John Wiley & Sons
  • J. Newman, Electrochemical Systems, Wiley-Inter science, 3rd edition 2004
  • J. O’M. Bockris & A. K. N. Reddy, Modern Electrochemistry 2B: Electrodics in

  • Course Fee₹ 5000/- Per Student