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 Crystal, Sensor, and Transducer



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 in organizing several theme Symposia, Seminars, Workshops, MRSI Annual lectures, and alsogranting 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 financial, 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. Those travelling by flights will arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International / Domestic airport. Anushaktinagar is about 30 km from Mumbai CSMT and less than 30 km from the other terminals, and about 20 km from the international / domestic airport. 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 and take 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 paper

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. The DOC files of manuscript and abstract have to be uploaded at the website. Please follow the instructions to submit your paper. All submitted papers will be blind reviewed by two competent reviewers. The recommended papers will be accepted for presentation during the conference as posters/orals.

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).
Awards: Exceptionally high quality applied works will be selected for Promising Material and Innovative Technology Awards. In addition, awards will also be given for the best posters in each topic.

Registration Fee

All participants should register before July 15, 2018 online. The registration fees are as follows:

Research Students and Postdocs ₹ 2500
Scientists and Faculties ₹ 3500

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

A Few deserving students may be provided sleeper class fare to attend the conference.


Important Deadlines

Paper Submission :March 15, 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,