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IM Dharmadasa

Professor I M Dharmadasa BSc, PhD, CPhys, CEng, FInstP, FWIF

Principal Lecturer and Professor


Professor Dharmadasa (Dharme) is a Senior Staff Grade Professor in Electronic Materials and Devices. He joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Senior Lecturer in August 1990. Dharme's research is focused on solar energy conversion, and he has over 37 years of experience in both industry and academia. He has published over 250 articles including 6 patents and a single authored book on 'Advances in Thin Film Solar Cells'.
Dharme is also a promoter of renewable applications in society. The theme of his work is to use clean energy for sustainable development and poverty reduction. He coordinated a British Council managed and DFID funded HE-Link in the 1990s, and this led to an evolution of a 'Solar-Village' project in order to empower rural communities.

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