Invited speakers - Day 1

Inaugural session

  • S. Ganesh
    Deputy Director, IIT Kanpur, India
  • Dave Worsley
    SUNRISE Principal Investigator, Swansea University, UK
  • Peter Head
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ecological Sequestration Trust, UK
  • Ellie Gilvin
    UKRI, UK
  • Sandeep Verma
    Secretary, SERB India
  • Arun Kumar Tripathi
    Director General National Institute of Solar Energy, MNRE, India


Special session

  • Sonam Wangchuk


Session 1B: Waste and Water Management

  • T. Pradeep
    IIT Madras, India
  • Mahesh Gupta
    CMD, Kent RO Systems Ltd., India 
  • K. P. Bakshi


Session 1C: Village Demonstrators

  • Khushboo Ahire
    Tata Institute of Social Science, India
  • Gandharva Pednekar
    Tata Institute of Social Science, India
  • Ian Mabbett
    Swansea University, UK
  • Anil K Rajvanshi
    Director, Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI), India


Invited speakers - Day 2

Session 2A: Energy Storage

  • Vijayamohanan K. Pillai
    IISER Tirupati, India
  • Jenny Baker
    Swansea University, UK
  • Anne Sawhney
    Swansea University, UK
  • Tonderai Mombeshora
    University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Swati Parmar
    IISER Pune, India
  • Rathod Suman
    IISc Bangalore, India


Session 2B: Photovoltaics

  • Jenny Nelson
    Imperial College London, UK
  • Phil Sandwell
    Imperial College London, UK
  • Amitabh Verma
    President, Aditya Birla Renewables Limited, India
  • Suzanne Thomas
    Swansea University, UK
  • Philippe Holzhey
    Oxford University, UK
  • Ganesh N
    JNCASR, India
  • Carys Worsley
    Swansea University, UK
  • Diecenia Peralta
    CINVESTAV, Mexico


Session 2C: Energy Integration

  • S.C. Srivastava
    IIT Kanpur, India
  • Justin Searle
  • David Redpath
    Brunel University, UK
  • Viresh Patel
    IIT Kanpur, India
  • Chithambararaj Angamuthuraj
    ISc Bangalore, India
Online Conference

The Conference on Energy Sustainability and Water took place from 22th to 23rd of February, 2021.

This conference was the 7th of the twice-yearly SUNRISE symposia when we emphasize in uniting academics, students, and industry professionals from the UK and Global South in the field of solar and other renewable energy technologies designed for sustainable rural development.

Topics to be covered by the conference:
  • Deteriorating Drinking Water Quality & Solutions to Make It Pure
  • Li battery recycling focusing on Indian perspectives
  • Sustainable Energy Storage Solutions from flow batteries to V2G
  • Solar mini grids for energy access

Oral presentation prizes: 

1st place:
Swati Parmar
IISER Pune, India

Presenting: N, H dual-doped titania for superior hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) performance in Alkaline Media.


2nd place:
Philippe Holzhey
Oxford University, UK

Presenting: DMA as excess cation to control the intermediate phase for highly crystalline perovskite solar cells


ePoster prizes: 

1st place:
Weidong Xu
Imperial College London, UK 

Presenting: Asymmetric Charge Carrier Transfer and Transport in Planar Lead Halide Perovskite Solar Cells


2nd place:
Tamara McFarlane
Swansea University, UK

Presenting: Co-sensitisation of Perovskite Devices with Organiz Dyes


3rd place:
ITT Kanpur, India

Presenting: Rational design of polymer nanocomposite based dielectrics for high energy density capacitor applications.


These prizes have been sponsored by Royal Society of Chemistry


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2020 Awards




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