Faraday Materials Laboratory (FaMaL)

“…….. Shraddhaban Labhate Jnanam.”
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.“—— Aristotle


CD 222: Materials Chemistry                                                          Credit: 3.00        (Co-instructor)

Structure of solids, symmetry concepts, crystal structure. Preparative methods and characterization of inorganic solids. Crystal defects and non-stoichiometry. Interpretation of phase diagrams, phase transition. Kinetics of phase transformations, structure property correlations in ceramics, glasses, polymers. Composites and nanomaterials. Basics of magnetic, electrical, optical, thermal and mechanical properties of solids.


A. R. West, Solid State Chemistry and Its Applications. John Wiley and Sons, 1984.
J. F. Shackelford, Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers. MacMillan, 1988.

IP 313: Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage            Credit: 3.00        (Co-instructor)

Electrochemical energy systems. Batteries, fuel cells and electrochemical capacitors. Fundamentals and applied aspects. Primary and secondary batteries. Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells and solid oxide fuel cells etc. Double layer and pseudocapacitors. Integration of electrochemical energy storage systems with other devices.


B. E. Conway, Electrochemical Supercapacitors: Fundamentals and Applications. Kluwer, 1999.
C. A. Vincent and B. Scrosati, Modern Batteries. Butterworth-Heinemann, 1997.
T. J. Cromption, Battery Reference Book, Elsevier, 2000.

MR 304: Characterization Techniques in Materials Science        Credit: 3.00        (Co-instructor)

Preparation of fine particles, growth of single crystals and thin films, thermal analysis, magnetic measurement, X-ray diffraction, SEM and TEM analyses, electrical and dielectric measurements.


S. Jackson, Characterization of Materials. Wiley, 2003.