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Conference on
Materials and Technologies For Energy Conversion and Storage

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in association with Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) –Mumbai Chapter will be organizing a conference on "Materials & Technologies for Energy Conversion and Storage (M-TECS 2018)" at DAE Convention Centre, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai during September 26 –29, 2018. The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers, material scientists, technologists and industrialists and provide a common platform to discuss and share their expertises, results, and challenges related to all aspects of energy conversion and storage. The conference would cover a wide range of topics on energy harvesting, storage, and associated technologies.


    Solar Energy Materials    

Thermoelectric Materials

Alternate Energy Sources (Nuclear, Fuel cell, Wind, Tidal, Hydrogen etc.)

Energy Storage Materials and Devices (Battery, Super capacitors etc.)

Single Crystals, Sensors, and Transducers



Today India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. For maintaining such a growth rate in tandem with growing population, the affordable and renewable energy supply is one of the major emerging challenges. At this juncture,it is essential to discuss and chalk out plans for innovative materials and technologies for harnessing energy from renewable sources. The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in association with the Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) –Mumbai Chapter announces a conference on “Materials & Technologies for Energy Conversion and Storage (M-TECS 2018)” to provide a common platform to material scientists, technologists and industrialists for discussing and sharing their expertise and challenges related to energy conversion and storage. Contributions are welcomed from all fields of renewal energy sources, related technologies and development of instruments.

About Organizers: BARC is a premier multi-disciplinary research and development centre in India. It was set up in the year 1954 as Atomic Energy Establishment Trombay. In 1967, it was renamed after the founder of the establishment, Dr. Homi J. Bhabha. BARC has state-of-art infrastructure for pursuing R & D covering the entire spectrum of Nuclear Science & Engineering.
MRSI came into existence in February 1989, thanks to the farsighted vision of Prof. C. N. R. Rao. The Society is committed to stimulate and integrate research in the field of materials for rapid industrial progress in the country. MRSI functions through 18 Regional Chapters and 16 Subject groups. Among others, MRSI Mumbai-Chapter is one of the active chapters engaged in promoting materials research in and around Mumbai region, which includes but not limited to organizing several theme Symposia, Seminars, Workshops, MRSI Annual lectures, and also granting travel awards to researchers.

About the Place: Mumbai is situated on seven islands: Isle of Bombay, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, Colaba, Worli, and Old Woman's Island (Little Colaba). It is the , commercial and entertainment capital of India. It is also one of the prominent scientific and academic hubs in India. Mumbai is home of India’s premiere nuclear institutes for example, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Nuclear Power Corporation of India, and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. The city also is also known for premiere academic institutes like Indian institute of technology (IIT –Bombay), University of Mumbai – one of the oldest universities in India, and Institute of Chemical Technology.


Anushaktinagar, is located at Trombay in the north-eastern part of the Mumbai city, which is well connected to the other parts of India and to the rest of the world. Participants arriving by train should alight at Dadar, Mumbai Central, Mumbai CSMT, Kurla LTT, or Bandra Terminus railway stations. Anushaktinagar is about 30 km from Mumbai CSMT and less than 30 km from the other terminals. Those travelling by flights will arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International / Domestic airport which are about 20 km from venue. Delegates coming by flights are advised to take taxi from pre-paid taxi service windows at the airports. Anushaktinagar is also approachable by the harbour branch of local trains. Those availing the local train should alight at Mankhurd ( 2.0 kms from the venue) and take an auto rickshaw from there for reaching the DAE Convention Center located in Anushaktinagar.


National Advisory Committee
  • Sekhar Basu , DAE, Mumbai
  • K. N. Vyas , BARC, Mumbai
  • S. Banerjee, HBNI, Mumbai
  • G. Amarendra, IGCAR, Kalpakkam
  • D. K. Aswal, NPL, New Delhi
  • D. N. Badodkar , BARC, Mumbai
  • A. K. Bhaduri , IGCAR, Kalpakkam
  • G. K. Dey , BARC, Mumbai
  • S. C. Gadkari , BARC, Mumbai
  • S. K. Gupta, BARC, Mumbai
  • D. Khakhar , IIT-B, Mumbai
  • G. P. Kothiyal, BARC/MRSI, Mumbai
  • S. B. Krupanidhi , IISc/MRSI , Bangalore
  • A. K. Mohanty , SINP , Kolkata
  • P. A. Naik , RRCAT, Indore
  • N. K. Sahoo , BARC, Mumbai
  • S. K. Sharma, NPCIL, Mumbai
  • A. K. Sood , IISc , Bangalore
  • S. Trivedi , TIFR, Mumbai
National Organizing Committee
  • B. M. Bhanage, ICT, Mumbai
  • A. K. Chauhan, BARC, Mumbai
  • A. K. Debnath , BARC, Mumbai
  • R. O. Dussane , IIT-B, Mumbai
  • P. A. Hassan, BARC, Mumbai
  • Rajiv Jain, RRCAT, Indore
  • Purushottam Jha , BARC, Mumbai
  • A. K. Karnal , RRCAT, Indore
  • S. P. Koiry, BARC, Mumbai
  • Binay Kumar, DU, Delhi
  • K.P. Muthe , BARC , Mumbai
  • A. K. Nigam, TIFR, Mumbai
  • Vivek Polshettiwar, TIFR, Mumbai
  • K. S. Pradeepkumar , BARC , Mumbai
  • Shiva Prasad, IIT-B, Mumbai
  • P. Ramasamy , SSN College, Chennai
  • T. V. Chandrasekhar Rao , BARC, Mumbai
  • G. Ravikumar , BARC, Mumbai
  • Sangeeta , BRNS , Mumbai
  • Shashwati Sen , BARC, Mumbai
  • Ajay Singh, BARC, Mumbai
  • Radha Srinivasan, MU , Mumbai
  • A. K. Tyagi , BARC, Mumbai
  • Mohit Tyagi , BARC, Mumbai
  • P. Veerender , BARC , Mumbai
  • S. M. Yusuf, BARC, Mumbai
Local Organizing Committee
  • Ranita Basu, BARC, Mumabi
  • Ranu Bhatt, BARC, Mumbai
  • Shovit Bhattacharya, BARC, Mumbai
  • Niyanta Datta, BARC, Mumbai
  • D. G. Desai, BARC, Mumbai
  • Kailasa Ganapati, BARC, Mumbai
  • Manoranjan Ghosh, BARC, Mumbai
  • Manmeet Kaur, BARC, Mumbai
  • K. N. Meshram, BARC, Mumbai
  • G. D. Patra, BARC, Mumbai
  • Shreyas Pitale, BARC, Mumbai
  • C. L. Prajapat, BARC, Mumbai
  • Niranjan Ramgir, BARC, Mumbai
  • Soumen Samanta, BARC, Mumbai
  • P. S. Sarkar, BARC, Mumbai
  • Pritam Sarkar, BARC, Mumbai
  • Awadh K. Singh, BARC, Mumbai
  • Shiv Govind Singh, BARC, Mumbai
  • C. Sridevi, BARC, Mumbai
  • Babita Tiwari, BARC, Mumbai

Call for papers

High quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental or theoretical work in all areas fall under the scope of the conference will be accepted and invited for presentation at the conference. All authors are encouraged to submit their research abstracts and papers online.

Preparation of Manuscript

Please follow the Microsoft Word templates for the preparation of manuscripts provided under Downloads section of this website.

To submit a paper, one has to create a ‘user account’ at this website.

At present, doc files of the abstract (~ 250 words in size) and paper (an extended abstract upto one or two pages in length, including Figures) need to be submitted online. This extended abstract would be reviewed by two competent reviewers. The recommended papers will be accepted for presentation during the conference as posters/orals, and will also be considered for publication with Bulletin of Material Science.

Conference Proceedings

Publication: High quality research papers presented in the conference will be published online in the special issue of the Bulletin of Materials Science (, 5-Yr impact factor 1.179).

In addition, special issue of new open access Elsevier/Kies journal Material Science for Energy Technology ( ) is also planned. The page charges are waived for our special issue.

The authors can submit full length manuscript based on the work presented in the conference to any of the above mentioned special issues. Each issue will have about 20-30 high quality papers.


Only presented papers at the conference should be submitted for consideration for publication in special issues of these two journals. It may be noted that the presented paper can be submitted in any of the journal of your choice (but not both, strictly). You need to certify in cover letter that work is not being submitted/considered for publication at any other place.

The manuscript should be prepared as per the guidelines provided at the journal home page. It should adhere to all qualities required for publication in an international journal.

For submission, you need to visit journal homepage and open an account. If you already have Elsevier/EES login credentials these can be used for MSET. Similarly, Springer credentials can be used for BOMS.

You are requested to prepare a cover letter, in which it should be clearly mentioned that article is for consideration for special issue for the conference, Material & Technologies for Energy Conversion and Storage (to be) held at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai during Sept 26-29, 2018.

For submission to MSET please click the following link:

For submission to BOMS, please click the following link:

The submitted paper would be peer reviewed at the journal. Assessment of the work by Guest Editors can also be made during the presentation session of the conference.

Online conference proceedings which includes abstracts/extended abstracts of all presented papers will be made available at this website and/or MRSI-Mumbai Chapter website.

Registration Fee

All participants should register before July 25, 2018 online. The registration fees are as follows:

Research Students and Postdocs ₹ 2500
Scientists and Faculties (Indian)  ₹ 3500
Industrial Participants ₹ 5000
International Participants $ 250

A discount of  ₹ 1000/- for MRSI Life Members

Bank Details : A/C No- 37337318348
Bank –SBI, Branch – BARC
Draft can be drawn in favor of M-TECS 2018

Accommodation and Local Arrangements:

Request for accommodation can be made via the website from 15th to 31th July, 2018. If you have created a "User account" for paper submission or registration, the same can be used for accommodation, otherwise create a new account.
Accommodation charges (inclusive of breakfast ,ev. tea etc.) are as follows:
  • For Students:  ₹ 2500 (full conference period)
  • Guest House for faculty & Scientist:  ₹ 1200 per day (AC Double Occupancy) or  ₹ 2000 per day (AC Single Occupancy)
Guest house accommodation is limited and will be provided on first come first serve basis. For more details keep visiting our website.

Financial Assistance

Depending upon the availability of funds, a few deserving students may be provided sleeper class fare to attend the conference. For this purpose, they need to apply in advance to Secretary M-TECS. The application should be supported with documents that they do not have funds to attend the conference and should be certified by their Head of the Department.


Important Deadlines

Paper Submission :April 09, 2018
Acceptance of Paper :Jun 15, 2018
Registration :July 15, 2018
Accommodation :July 31, 2018


Dr. A. K. Chauhan
 +91 22 25593911

Scientific Secretary
Dr. S. P. Koiry
 +91 22 25590451

Local Org. Committee Convener
Dr. Mohit Tyagi
 +91 22 25593242

Joint Secretary
Dr. P. Veerender
 +91 22 25593917

Dr. Purushottam Jha
 +91 22 25590445



Address for correspondence

Dr. A.K. Chauhan
Technical Physics Division,
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,