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Dr. Sushil Kumar Saraswat

Department of Chemical Engineering, MBM Engineering College, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, India

Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States


Talk Title
Nitrogen-Doped 3D Hierarchically Porous Carbon Derived from Renewable Biomass for Energy Storage Application

Talk Abstract

The development of renewable carbon sources for sustainable supercapacitor is of significance importance. Herein, the synthesis of three-dimensional N-doped carbons derived from lecithin via a simple route was reported. Hierarchical porous carbons with high surface area (up to 1803 m2 g−1) along with nitrogen-doping level (up to 9.2 wt. %) were successfully prepared by hydrothermal carbonization and a subsequent thermal annealing. The electrochemical performance of the carbon electrodes was examined with both two and three-electrode cell configurations in 1 M KOH and 1 M H2SO4 electrolytes. The as-prepared electrode features a large specific capacitance (285 F g-1 at 0.5 A g-1), high-rate capacitive behavior, and long-term cycling stability (8% loss after 20000 cycles). Furthermore, obtained electrode exhibits an energy density of 24.7 W h kg-1 at a power density of 500 W kg-1 in 1 M H2SO4. The excellent electrochemical performance of N-doped carbons is attributed to the unique hierarchical porous frameworks along with pseudocapacitive effect. This work opens up a new approach for preparation of hierarchical N-doped porous carbon materials with tailored properties for supercapacitor applications.

Short Biography

Dr. Sushil Kumar Saraswat is an Associate Professor at MBM Engineering College, Jai Narain Vyas University Jodhpur, India. He has completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.) Delhi, Master (M.Tech.) in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Industrial Pollution Abatement from I.I.T.- Roorkee, and an undergraduate degree (B.E.) in Chemical Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT) Durgapur, India. He has expertise in the field of heterogeneous catalysis, Bio-energy, Supercapacitor, carbon nanotubes production, photoelectrochemical water splitting and thermocatalytic decomposition method to Cox free hydrogen production focusing on the efficient transformation process. Recently, he was awarded with India’s most prestigious ‘Raman Post-doctoral Fellowship (2016-17) in which he worked at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA on recent advancement in semiconductor material for photoelectrochemical water splitting using visible light for hydrogen production. Furthermore, he was also awarded with Indo-Hungarian Education Exchange Programme (EEP) Fellowship’for the session 2013-14by University Grant Commission, New Delhi, India to Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest (Hungary). As the first or corresponding author, he has published more than 11 research papers in international peer reviewed journals (cited more than 110), and 4 invention patents. He has also presented research papers in more than 20 international and national conferences. Apart from this, he is also a member of various Chemical Engineering professional bodies including AIChE, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Indian Society of Technical Education’ (MISTE), Institution of Engineers (AMIE), and Catalysis society of India.

Talk Keywords
N-doped carbon, Biochar, supercapacitor, electrochemical performance.
Target Audience
Students, Post doctoral, Industry, Doctors and professors
Speaker-intro video

The International Conference on Innovative Applied Energy (IAPE’18)