ESSENCE

The environmental sciences and sustainable engineering center (ESSENCE) at IIT Palakkad aims to provide an interdisciplinary platform to find ways to sustainably meet the needs of the present without compromising future generation’s ability to meet their own needs. We take inspiration from local community’s needs, sustainable development goals identified by the United Nations, and Paris Climate Agreement to focus our research efforts on ‘Enabling Responsible Development through Research in Environmental Science and Sustainable Engineering’.


Thrust Areas

  • Climate Action
  • Environmental and Human Health
  • Translating Research and Development into Policy
  • Resilient Societies

 

Faculty

  • Deepak Jaiswal
  • Sunitha K Nair
  • Mintu Porel
  • Dinesh Jagadeesan
  • Divya PV
  • Praveena Gangadharan
  • Veena Venudharan
  • Athira P
  • Arun Rahul
  • R Venkataraghavan (adjunct)

 

Resources Available

  • Air quality monitoring station
  • Smart agriculture field research site (in preparation)
  • High performance computing resources
  • Various other central research facilities at IIT Palakkad

 

Programs

ESSENCE currently offers PhD programs with focus on the above-mentioned thrust areas. Faculty members at ESSENCE are working on various aspects within the current thrust areas.