The Department of Chemistry organized the Lecture titled "Advanced Materials for Energy Storage Applications" on 20st January. 2023. The resource person was Dr. S. Balaji, Senior Researcher, National Battery Laboratory, Department of Material Sciences and Engineering, Chonnam University, South Korea. Dr. S. Xavier Rajarathinam, Head, Department of Chemistry, welcomed the gathering, he expressed that students should work around the globe and we could always be proud of being students here. Dr. R. Jude Vimal Michael introduced the resource person, his experience of working together at IIT, Madras, and the expertise of Dr. S. Balaji and honored him with a gift. Dr. S. Balaji delivered his lecture on energy storage materials, he spoke about the evolution of energy storage materials, he discussed about Li ion batteries and its evolution. The phase diagram for the Li ion and Co, V, Ni, Fe metal oxides, the process of charging, discharging in Li ion batteries, the after effects of overcharging, and the number of cycles the Li ion battery would work through, the session end with questions from the students. The resource person displayed the scholarships available at South Korea for Graduate, Doctoral, and Post Doctoral students, encouraged the students to apply for the positions.