International Conference on Trends and Advanced Research in
Green Energy Technologies,ICTARGET-2017
30 - 31 March 2017
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CO2 Research and Green Technologies Centre (CO2RGTC)
Department of Thermal and Energy Engineering
School of Mechanical Engineering
VIT University, Vellore, TN, India.


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CO2 Research and Green Technologies Centre & School of Mechanical Engineering

CO2 Research and Green Technologies Centre (CO2RGTC), a unique advanced research laboratory, was created by VIT University, Vellore to carry-out research and develop technologies for Carbon Capturing and Utilization (CCU), to develop sustainable and green energy technologies and plan for projects on energy, water conservation, waste management and heat recovery. The centre was inaugurated on 15th February 2010 by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Honorable Minister for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) Govt. of India. The research centre consists of solar concentrating collectors, trigeneration plant, Kalina cycle system, solar desalination, solar cooling, solar thermal power generation, cooling cogeneration, solar tracking devices, solar Stirling engine, solar dryer, solar lighting, solar PV power plant, fuel cell setup, 100 kW biomass power plant using gasifier, biogas power plant, pyrolysis plant, bio energy technologies etc.
The School of Mechanical Engineering (SMEC), one of the eleven constituent Schools of VIT, consists of the oldest and best performing departments of VIT. The School has got well qualified and experienced faculty members with Ph.D. from reputed institutes like IITs and IISc. Faculty members are actively involved in executing a number of R & D and consultancy projects for Government agencies like Department of Science and Technology (DST), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Sources (MNRE), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and also many reputed industries. The school offers B.Tech. M.Tech., M.Tech. (by Research) and Ph.D. programmes. B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering and Energy Engineering programmes are accredited by ABET (USA).

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Conference theme

Original Research papers in the following areas will be considered for oral and poster presentation in the International conference on Trends and Advanced Research in Green Technologies Themes
  • Solar Thermal Energy
  • Solar PV / Nano / Storage Materials
  • Wind Energy
  • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
  • Tidal
  • Geo Thermal
  • Biomass
  • Energy Conservation and Management
  • Computation Methods for Energy Modellin
  • Small Hydro Power
  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

About Vellore

Vellore is a city and the administrative headquarters of Vellore District in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Vellore is the base of two of India's top ten educational institutions - the VIT UNIVERSITY and CMC hospital. Other than being a cultural and educational hub, Vellore is also a major tourist attraction with places like Vellore Fort, Jalakandeswarar temple, Golden temple and Amirthi Zoological park for visits. Vellore is just 137 kms from Chennai and 212 kms from Bangalore providing excellent connectivity. The presence of several new 4 star and 5 star hotels in the city makes it a comfortable place to stay as well. The city is very pleasant during February.

About VIT University

Founded in 1984, as Vellore Engineering College, the institute was accorded a deemed university status in recognition of its academic excellence by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in June 2001. VIT University has made a mark in the field of higher education in India by imparting quality education in a cross cultural ambience combined with extensive application oriented research. VIT University ranked No.1 Private Engineering Institution by MHRD, Govt. of India (NIRF-2016 ranking). The campus has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with students from all corners of the globe. The global standards set at VIT spur us on in our relentless pursuit of excellence in the field of education and research. The campus spread with greenery and sylvan surroundings away from the crowded city.


Developing suitable energy conversion configurations/products to meet the human needs at domestic, industrial and commercial levels is the current need for a sustainable development. Renewable energy has a greater role in economic growth and sustainability of a nation. Sustainable technologies are essential to make use of renewable energy sources – solar, wind, biomass etc. Renewable energy and sustainable technologies are needed for the meeting the demands on increasing energy requirements. The conference provides an opportunity for research scholars, academicians and engineers from all over the world to share and discuss their latest research findings and developments in green energy technologies. The conference will provide the opportunity to flourish the knowledge and help the participants to pursue research successfully in these areas.

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Organizing Team for ICTARGET - 2017

Dr. G. Viswanathan, Chancellor, VIT University
Mr. Sankar Viswanathan, Vice-president, VIT University
Dr. Sekar Viswanathan, Vice-president, VIT University
Mr. G.V. Selvam, Vice-president, VIT University
Dr. Anand A Samuel, Vice Chancellor, VIT University
Dr. V. Raju, Pro- Vice Chancellor, VIT University
Dr. S. Narayanan, Pro- Vice Chancellor, VIT University

Dr. R. Natarajan, Director, CO2RGTC
Dr. N. Arivazhagan, Dean, SMEC


Dr. S. K. Sekar, Dean, SCALE
Dr. D. Subhakar, Director, SDC
Dr.Arun Tom Mathew, HoD, SMEC
Dr.K.Devendranath Ramkumar, HoD, SMEC
Dr.Pulidindi Venu Gopal, HoD, SMEC
Dr.C.Ramesh Kumar, HoD, SMEC
Dr. T. Srinivas, Professor, CO2RGTC
Dr. A. Satheesh, SMEC
Dr. S. Murugavelh, CO2RGTC
Mr. M. Natarajan, SMEC


CommitteeCoordinator/ Members
ReceptionProf. J.Ranjitha and Prof. Sreeja Sadasivan - Coordinador
Prof. M. Chaithanya Sudha
Prof. Anoop Kumar
Prof. A.Santha Kumar
TechnicalProf. S. Murugavelh and Prof.Kamatchi R - Coordinators
Prof. A. Senthil Kumar
Prof. Satyajit Ghosh
Prof. Thundil Karuppa Raj
Prof. A. Satheesh
Prof.Bibin John
Prof.Devendra Kumar Patel
Prof.Dillip Kumar Mohanty
Prof. Vinod Kumar Sharma
Prof.Immanuel Selwyn Raj A
Prof. Tapano Kumar Hotta
Prof. Prakash R
Guest Care  
Prof. C. Chiranjeevi - Coordinator
Prof. Asokan M. A
Prof. Vinod Kumar Sharma
Prof. Anoop Kumar
AccommodationProf. M. Natarajan - Coordinator
Prof. Prakash R
Prof. P.Monash
TransportationProf. C.G. Mohan - Coordinator
Prof. Bibin John
CateringProf. P. Padmanathan - Coordinator
Prof. K. Raja
Prof. G. Vignesh
Hall ArrangementProf. Y.Raja Sekhar - Coordinator
Prof. Devendra Kumar Patel
Prof. Senthur Prabhu
Prof. Dillip Kumar Mohanty
Design & Publication and Printing Prof. Immanuel Selwyn Raj A - Coordinator
  Prof. Kamatchi R
  Prof. Tapano Kumar Hotta
FinanceProf. Padmanathan - Coordinator
Prof. Anoop Kumar
Prof. Tapano Kumar Hotta

31st January 2017

Last date for submission of abstract

Abstract can be submitted through email or link.

10th March 2017

Last date for submission of full length paper

10th March 2017

Last date for submission of camera ready paper

Registration closing date

25th March 2017

Conference dates

30th & 31st March 2017

Registration Fee Details

  Faculty and Industrial Participant:  $ 125
  Ph. D. (Full time) / P.G. /U.G. students  $ 100
  Accompanying person/co-author  $ 75
  Faculty and Industrial Participant:  Rs. 5000
  Ph. D. (Full time)  Rs. 4000
  P.G. /U.G. students  Rs. 3000
  Accompanying person/co-author  Rs. 2500
(Including all taxes)
Registration fee includes conference kit, lunch and dinner.
For online registration please visit our conference website

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All papers submitted to the conference will be peer reviewed before acceptance. All accepted papers will be published in scopus indexed or in other indexed journals viz., Google Scholar , Info Trac (Gale) , ProQuest Advanced Technologies Database with Aerospace, Inspec (Institution of Engineering and Technology).
Our publishers are Springer, Elsevier, Inderscience

Contact Us

Dr. T. Srinivas, 8056300923
Prof. M. Natarajan, 8220129821
Dr. S. Murugavelh, 9445209683