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The Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER) was set up in 2012. Research in Energy is interdisciplinary by its nature and needs expertise in many different domains. Taking into consideration the strengths of the Institute in various fields related to Energy and the present need for the country in Energy Research, IISc has created this interdisciplinary centre. A wide range of research activities related to Energy are already being carried out by individual faculties, which is already serving as a base for energy research. Under ICER, research on various fields, such as Concentrating Solar Power (CSP), Next-Generation Solar PhotoVoltaic (PV), High Storage Density Battery, Green Buildings, Sustainable Technologies, Combustion Science and Technology.


The supercritical CO2 test laboratory was telecasted in Rajyasabha TV on
26.02.2017 in Science Monitor.
The Solar Power Cooling set-up  was telecasted in Rajyasabha TV on
05.02.2017 in Science Monitor.
Our Activities


As part of the centre's activities, collaborative projects between various departments at IISc have already been initiated. Major projects have been recently funded (or approved  for funding).


To work together in a joint intellectual effort, various renowned research institutes and industries worldwide have joined hands for innovative research in the area of Energy.


ICER Laboratories provide adequate facilities for research and development activities. Researchers actively collaborate and constantly strive to acheive breakthroughs.


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Welcome to the Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER) at IISc, Bangalore.

Energy is one of the most important issues facing our country today, and therefore, the development of affordable and efficient energy sources are paramount. Further, the use of energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, and therefore, the current patterns of energy production and consumption are unsustainable.  In view of this, several new missions have been announced by the Government of India (such as the Jawaharlal Nehru Mission in Solar Energy), with a major thrust on research and development in the respective areas.



  • Institute Lecture (SERIIUS- ICER Initiative) on "Technology Development for Social Inclusion: Lessons Learned from Drinking Water Treatment, Fuel-Efficient Cookstoves, and Energy Efficient Lights", by Dr. Ashok Gadgil, University of California, Berkeley, November 26, 2014, 4 pm - 5 pm, Faculty Hall, IISc.

  • A SERIIUS-ICER Initiative, Institute Lecture “The Bell Telephone Laboratories Discovery: Ushering in our Modern age of Solar Energy” by Lawrence. L. Kazmerski, Emeritus Research Staff Member, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden Colarado, USA, April 1, 2014.

  • First series Symposium of Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States (SERIIUS) “Research Directions  in Solar Energy - 2014”, April 1, 2014.


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