Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Hon'ble Union Minister for Science & Technology & Earth Sciences

About the Center

The Development of electrochemical energy storage devices with high power density including supercapacitors will be the primary research emphasis at the DST-IISc Energy Storage Platform on Supercapacitors and Power Dense Devices.

This will be part of a Center for Research on Energy Storage Technologies (CREST) that would enable fast-paced translation and subsequent commercialization of energy storage technologies. We plan to position the center as a national facility that provides access to the latest in energy storage research while also providing access to facilities for industry and academia.

We hope that research at this center would lead to a transformative change in the adoption of both grid-integrated and off-grid clean energy solutions in India.