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 38 years of experience in both industry and academia. He has published over 300 articles including 6 patents, a single authored book on "Advances in Thin Film Solar Cells- Pan Stanford Publishing" and a co-authored book on "Next Generation Solar Cells- Springer".
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. This project is now in replication stage in Sri Lanka with the support from the Sri Lankan Government.
Dharme is the Head of Electronic Materials & Sensors Group within the Materials and Engineering Research Institute. His research focuses on the development of next generation, low-cost and high-efficiency solar cells. He has nearly four decades of experience in both industry and academia and his work has secured six patents, based on novel process developments. He has also proposed two new scientific models concerning development of photovoltaic solar cells. During his career he has successfully supervised 28 PhDs, 14 years of postdoctoral research and examined 30 postgraduate candidates.
Earlier in his career, Dharme graduated from University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka by completing two BSc Honours degrees covering Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. He won the Dr. Hewavitharana memorial prize for best performance for his Physics Special Degree in 1975, and joined the academic staff of the Physics Department at University of Peradeniya. After winning an open commonwealth scholarship in 1977, he completed his PhD thesis in 1980 at University of Durham, before returning to his post in Sri Lanka. A deep research interest generated by his PhD thesis led his return to the UK in 1984, where he carried out active research at University College Cardiff and the British Petroleum Company, before joining SHU in 1990.
Dharme is actively involved in the promotion of clean energy for social development and reduction of poverty. He has designed, piloted and monitored "Solar Village" project, and this is now in the replication stage within and outside Sri Lanka. He is a Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation and the Institute of Physics, UK. He referees for over 14 Journals and one of the Editors of J. of Materials; Materials in Electronics. He currently serves as Assessor/panel member for The European Commission and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. In the past he has served as an Assessor/panel member for the EPSRC, DTI and the British Council for a period of 6-years each. Dharme is one of the founding members of the APSL-UK charity and has served as the Vice President for 5 years and the President for two years (2009-2011). Now he is serving as a senior adviser within the Ex-Co of APSL-UK charity organisation.
Dharme's duties within the University include Teaching, Research and Scholarly Activities. He teaches various courses within Electronic Engineering and carries out active research within MERI in electronic materials and electronic devices. His current focus is on solar energy conversion with new device structures and solar hydrogen production. He is currently developing next generation solar cells using graded bandgap device structures which he designed and experimentally tested in 2005. Dharme is also actively working to take solar energy technology from laboratory to the society through the "Solar Village" projects.
Further details at Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/I_Dharmadasa/reputation
And at the Blogsite: https://dharmesblog.wordpress.com/
• Won a Sri Lankan government scholarship on the merit of O/L results in 1966.
• Won the best student prize from high school (~2000 students) after A/L in 1969.
• Won Dr Hewavitharana memorial prize for the best performance at the Univ. in 1975.
• Won an open Commonwealth Scholarship from Association of Commonwealth
Universities for 3-year postgraduate research at Durham University in 1977.
• Won the media category of Eurosolar UK Prize Award for inspiring renewable energy applications in 2001.
• Inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Eng. Directory-7th Ed., in 2002.
• Won the BRISLA Award for "Achievements in Science & Technology" in October 2016
Areas of Interest:
- Development of semiconductors using low-cost electroplating;
- Development of thin film solar cells for solar energy conversion
- Production of solar hydrogen
- Social development projects (Solar Villages) for sustainable development.
Department of Engineering and Mathematics
Science, Technology and Arts
Numerous PhD projects on materials & device development
Solar Villages for sustainable development.
Subject Area/Group: Electrical, Electronic & Control Engineering
- PV Technology for “Sustainability, Energy & Environmental Management”, part of the MSc Advanced Engineering.
- Engineering Product Analysis & Design (EPAD), part of BEng Electronic & Electrical Engineering (Year 2).
- Optical Fibre Communication for “Railway Communication”, part of BEng Railway Engineering (Final year).
- PV Technology for Various Engineering Degree Courses as a Guest Lecturer. - Member of the Industrial Placement Preparation Team (academic)
- Thin Films Research Centre
- Materials and Engineering Research Institute
Dharme's research programme aims to develop next generation solar cells based on electrodeposited semiconductors and graded bandgap device architectures. The work involves thin film materials deposition (CdS, ZnS, ZnTe, ZnSe, GaSe, InSe, CdSe, CdTe, CdMnTe etc.), material characterisation (XRD, SEM, EDAX, PEC, XRF, Raman, Hall-Effect, Optical Absorption, Film Thickness measurements etc.), device fabrication & assessment (I-V, C-V, Responsivity measurements, monitoring stability, lifetime, uniformity & yield) and scaling up of thin film solar cells. In this work, PhD candidates will use a selected number of materials when the candidate joins the group according to the requirements of the time, electroplate materials, use a wide range of modern analytical techniques to characterise layers & optimise growth conditions, and work with an active research Team. The work will mainly concentrate on doping of materials to achieve high efficiencies for the II-VI semiconductors based solar cells. The current lab-scale efficiency achieved is 15.3%, and the efforts are to achieve highest possible values from these materials. The solar cell sizes will also been scaled up achieving high efficiencies, and their stability, reproducibility and yield will be monitored.
New candidates joining the group will also learn and experience Renewable Energy applications for sustainable development, in particular the "Solar Village" programme designed, piloted and monitored by Dharme. This project has now entered into the replication stage.
CONN Centre -USA
ED Institute in Kazakhstan
Dept. of Chemistry, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
CREST, Loughborough University
Oweri, Kano & Akure Universities in Nigeria
Univ. of Malaya, Malaysia
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre, Bangalore, India
Sponsors for this Research:
Sheffield Hallam University
EPSRC - UK
Governments of Nigeria, Malaysia, Libya, Kurdishtan
Dharmadasa, I.M., Rahaq, Y., Ojo, A.A., & Alanazi, T.I. (2018). Perovskite solar cells: a deep analysis using current–voltage and capacitance–voltage techniques. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-018-0390-5
Ojo, A.A., & Dharmadasa, I. (2018). Effect of iodine incorporation on characteristic properties of cadmium telluride deposited in aqueous solution. Journal of Electronic Materials, 47 (11), 6909-6917. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11664-018-6616-8
Atapattu, H.Y.R., De Silva, D.S.M., Pathiratne, K.A.S., & Dharmadasa, I. (2018). An investigation into the effect of rate of stirring of bath electrolyte on the properties of electrodeposited CdTe thin film semiconductors. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 29 (8), 6236-6244. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-018-8600-8
Ojo, A.A., Salim, H.I., & Dharmadasa, I. (2018). The influence of ZnS crystallinity on all-electroplated ZnS/CdS/CdTe graded bandgap device properties. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 1-18. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-018-9491-4
Abdul-Manaf, N.A., & Dharmadasa, I. (2017). Development of CdTe thin film solar cells for military applications. Defence S&T Technical Bulletin, 10 (2), 129-141. http://www.stride.gov.my/v1/techbulletin/2017_vol_10_num_2_se_dstc_draft.pdf
Dharmadasa, I., Madugu, M.L., Olusola, O.I., Echendu, O.K., Fauzi, F., Diso, D., ... Sumanasekera, G. (2017). Electroplating of CdTe thin films from cadmium sulphate precursor and comparison of layers grown by 3-electrode and 2-electrode systems. Coatings, 7 (2), 17. http://doi.org/10.3390/coatings7020017
Echendu, O.K., Dejene, F.B., Dharmadasa, I., & Eze, F.C. (2017). Characteristics of nanocrystallite-CdS produced by low-cost electrochemical technique for thin film photovoltaic application: The influence of deposition voltage. International Journal of Photoenergy, 2017, 3989432. http://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3989432
Dharmadasa, I., & Ojo, A.A. (2017). Unravelling complex nature of CdS/CdTe based thin film solar cells. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 28 (22), 16598-16617. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-017-7615-x
Echendu, O.K., Dejene, F.B., & Dharmadasa, I. (2017). Fluorine-induced improvement of structural and optical properties of CdTe thin films for solar cell efficiency enhancement. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 28 (19), 14615-14630. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-017-7326-3
Olusola, O.I., Madugu, M.L., Ojo, A.A., & Dharmadasa, I.M. (2017). Investigating the effect of GaCl3 incorporation into the usual CdCl2 treatment on CdTe-based solar cell device structures. Current Applied Physics, 17 (2), 279-289. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cap.2016.11.027
Ojo, A.A., & Dharmadasa, I. (2016). Investigation of electronic quality of electrodeposited cadmium sulphide layers from thiourea precursor for use in large area electronics. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 180, 14-28. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2016.05.006
Echend, O.K., Mbamara, U.S., Okeoma, K.B., Iroegbu, C., Madu, C.A., Ndukwe, I.C., & Dharmadasa, I.M. (2016). Effects of deposition time and post-deposition annealing on the physical and chemical properties of electrodeposited CdS thin films for solar cell application. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 27 (10), 10180-10191. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-016-5095-z
Madugu, M.L., Olusola, O.I.-.O., Echendu, O.K., Kadem, B., & Dharmadasa, I. (2016). Intrinsic Doping in Electrodeposited ZnS Thin Films for Application in Large-Area Optoelectronic Devices. Journal of Electronic Materials, 45 (6), 2710-2717. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11664-015-4310-7
Pandit, B., Dharmadasa, R., Dharmadasa, I., Druffel, T., & Liu, J. (2015). Ultrafast charge carrier relaxation and charge transfer processes in CdS/CdTe thin films. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17 (26), 16760-16766. http://doi.org/10.1039/c5cp01652e
Echendu, O.K., & Dharmadasa, I. (2015). The effect on CdS/CdTe solar cell conversion efficiency of the presence of fluorine in the usual CdCl2 treatment of CdTe. Materials chemistry and physics, 157, 39-44. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2015.03.010
Olusola, O.I., Echendu, O.K., & Dharmadasa, I. (2015). Development of CdSe thin films for application in electronic devices. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 26 (2), 1066-1076. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-014-2506-x
Abdul-Manaf, N.A., Salim, H.I., Madugu, M.L., Olusola, O.I., & Dharmadasa, I.M. (2015). Electro-plating and characterisation of CdTe thin films using CdCl2as the cadmium source. Energies, 8 (10), 10883-10903. http://doi.org/10.3390/en81010883
Echendu, O.K., Fauzi, F., Weerasinghe, A.R., & Dharmadasa, I. (2014). High short-circuit current density CdTe solar cells using all-electrodeposited semiconductors. Thin Solid Films, 556, 529-534. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2014.01.071
Madugu, M.L., Bowen, L., Echendu, O.K., & Dharmadasa, I. (2014). Preparation of indium selenide thin film by electrochemical technique. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 25 (9), 3977-3983. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-014-2116-7
Dharmadasa, I., Kalyanaratne, N.D.P.S.R., & Dharmadasa, R. (2013). Effective harvesting of photons for improvement of solar energy conversion by graded bandgap multilayer solar cells. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, 41 (2), 73-80. http://doi.org/10.4038/jnsfsr.v41i2.5702
Ito, S., Dharmadasa, I., Tolan, G.J., Roberts, J.S., Hill, G., Miura, H., ... Grätzel, M. (2011). High-voltage (1.8V) tandem solar cell system using a GaAs/AlXGa(1−X)As graded solar cell and dye-sensitised solar cells with organic dyes having different absorption spectra. Solar Energy, 85 (6), 1220-1225. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2011.02.024
Muftah, G.E.A., Samantilleke, A.P., Warren, P.D., Heavens, S.N., & Dharmadasa, I. (2010). Electrochemical deposition of CuInTe2 layers for applications in thin film solar cells. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS, 21 (4), 373-379. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-009-9926-z
Diso, D.G., Muftah, G.E.A., Patel, V., & Dharmadasa, I.M. (2010). Growth of CdS layers to develop all-electrodeposited CdS/CdTe thin-film solar cells. Journal of The Electrochemical Society (JES), 157 (6), H647. http://doi.org/10.1149/1.3364800
Dharmadasa, I., & Haigh, J. (2006). Strengths and advantages of electrodeposition as a semiconductor growth technique for applications in macroelectronic devices. Journal of The Electrochemical Society (JES), 153 (1), G47-G52. http://doi.org/10.1149/1.2128120
Dharmadasa, I. (2005). Third generation multi-layer tandem solar cells for achieving high conversion efficiencies. Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 85 (2), 293-300. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2004.08.008
Chaure, N.B., Samantilleke, A.P., Burton, R.P., Young, J., & Dharmadasa, I. (2005). Electrodeposition of p(+), p, i, n and n(+)-type copper indium gallium diselenide for development of multilayer thin film solar cells. Thin Solid Films, 472 (1-2), 212-216. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2004.07.051
Dharmadasa, I., Roberts, J.S., & Hill, G. (2005). Third generation multi-layer graded band gap solar cells for achieving high conversion efficiencies - II: Experimental results. Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 88 (4), 413-422. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2005.05.008
Chaure, N.B., Young, J., Samantilleke, A.P., & Dharmadasa, I. (2004). Electrodeposition of p-i-n type CuInSe2 multilayers for photovoltaic applications. Solar energy materials and solar cells, 81 (1), 125-133
Emery, K., Dharmadasa, I.M., Chaure, N.B., Young, J., Samantilleke, A.P., & Delsol, T. (2003). Comment on 'New ways of developing glass/conducting glass/CdS/CdTe/metal thin-film solar cells based on a new model' by Dharmadasa et al 2002 Semicond. Sci. Technol. 17 1238-48 (multiple letters). Semiconductor Science and Technology, 18 (8), 812-816. http://doi.org/10.1088/0268-1242/18/8/401
Samantilleke, A.P., Dharmadasa, I., Prior, K.A., Choy, K.L., Mei, J., Bacewicz, R., & Wolska, A. (2001). Development of opto-electronic devices using electrochemically grown thin ZnSe layers. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 12 (11), 661-666. http://doi.org/10.1023/A:1012854101987
Dharmadasa, I., Samantilleke, A.P., Young, J., Boyle, M.H., Bacewicz, R., & Wolska, A. (1999). Electrodeposited p-type and n-type ZnSe layers for light emitting devices and multi-layer tandem solar cells. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 10 (5-6), 441-445. http://doi.org/10.1023/A:1008922229057
Samantilleke, A.P., Boyle, M.H., Young, J., & Dharmadasa, I. (1998). Electrodeposition of n-type and p-type ZnSe thin films for applications in large area optoelectronic devices. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 9 (4), 289-290. http://doi.org/10.1023/A:1008876722944
Dharmadasa, I., Ives, M., Brooks, J.S., France, G.H., & Brown, S.J. (1995). Application of glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy to study semiconductors and semiconductor devices. Semiconductor Science and Technology, 10 (3), 369-372. http://doi.org/10.1088/0268-1242/10/3/023
Dharmadasa, I., Blomfield, C.J., Gregory, G.E., Cavenett, B.C., Prior, K.A., & Simpson, J. (1994). Microscopic and macroscopic investigation of electrical contacts to n-ZnSe. Surface and Interface Analysis, 21 (10), 718-723. http://doi.org/10.1002/sia.740211007
Forsyth, N.M., Dharmadasa, I.M., Sobiesierski, Z., & Williams, R.H. (1989). Schottky barriers to CdS and their importance in Schottky barrier theories. Semiconductor Science and Technology, 4 (1), 57-59. http://doi.org/10.1088/0268-1242/4/1/011
McLean, A.B., Dharmadasa, I.M., & Williams, R.H. (1986). Schottky-barrier height determination in the presence of interfacial disorder. Semiconductor Science and Technology, 1 (2), 137-142. http://doi.org/10.1088/0268-1242/1/2/008
Roberts, G.G., Petty, M.C., & Dharmadasa, I.M. (1981). PHOTOVOLTAIC PROPERTIES OF CADMIUM-TELLURIDE/LANGMUIR-FILM SOLAR CELLS. IEE Proceedings I: Solid State and Electron Devices, 128 (6), 197-201. http://doi.org/10.1049/ip-i-1.1981.0049
Petty, M.C., Dharmadasa, I.M., & Roberts, G.G. (1980). Electrical properties of CdTe:Cl. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 13 (10), 1899-1909. http://doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/13/10/019
Elsherif, O.S., Muftah, G.E.A., Abubaker, O., & Dharmadasa, I.M. (2016). Structural, optical and electrical properties of SnO2:F thin films deposited by spray pyrolysis for application in thin film solar cells. In Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 27 (12), 12280-12286. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-016-5206-x
Dharmadasa, I., Diso, D.G., Echendu, O.K., Salim, H.I., Abdul Manaf, N.A., Dergacheva, M.B., ... Urazof, K.A. (2013). Thin film photovoltaic solar cells with nano- and micro-rod type II-VI semiconducting materials grown by electroplating. In 9th Photovoltaic Science Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-9), Loughborough, UK, 31 December 2013. Solar Energy Society: http://www.uk-ises.org/
Echendu, O.K., Fauzi, F., Bowen, L., & Dharmadasa, I. (2013). All electrodeposited, multilayer graded bandgap solar cells using II-VI eemiconductors. Munich, Germany: WIP: http://www.photovoltaic-conference.com/
Abdul Manaf, N.A., Echendu, O.K., Fauzi, F., Bowen, L., & Dharmadasa, I. (2013). Electrodeposition and characterization of Polyaniline to develop organic/inorganic hybrid solar cells based on Cadmium Telluride. Munich, Germany: WIP: http://doi.org/10.4229/28thEUPVSEC2013-3BV.5.53
Dharmadasa, I., Burton, R.P., & Simmonds, M. (2006). Electrodeposition of CuInSe2 layers using a two-electrode system for applications in multi-layer graded bandgap solar cells. In Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 90 (15), 2191-2200. Elsevier: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2006.02.028
McGregor, S.M., Dharmadasa, I., Wadsworth, I., & Care, C.M. (1996). Growth of CdS and CdTe by electrochemical technique for utilisation in thin film solar cells. In Optical Materials, 6 (1-2), 75-81. Elsevier: http://doi.org/10.1016/0925-3467(96)00014-6
Theses / Dissertations
Kadem, B.Y. (2017). P3HT:PCBM-based organic solar cells : Optimisation of active layer nanostructure and interface properties. (Doctoral thesis) Supervised by Hassan, A., & Dharmadasa, I.
Salim, H.I. (2016). Multilayer solar cells based on CdTe grown from nitrate precursor. (Doctoral thesis) Supervised by Dharmadasa, I., & Nabok, A.
Olusola, O.I.-.O. (2016). Optoelectronic devices based on graded bandgap structures utiliising electroplated semiconductors. (Doctoral thesis) Supervised by Dharmadasa, I.
Madugu, M.L. (2016). Processing of semiconductors and thin film solar cells using electroplating. (Doctoral thesis) Supervised by Dharmadasa, I., & Nabok, A.
Manaf, N.A.B.A. (2015). Organic/inorganic hybrid solar cells based on electroplated CdTe. (Doctoral thesis) Supervised by Dharmadasa, I., & Hassan, A.
Wellings, J.S. (2009). Electrodeposition of semiconductors for applications in thin film solar cells. (Doctoral thesis) Supervised by Dharmadasa, I., Hassan, A., & Heavens, S.
Wellings, J.S. (2009). Electrodeposition of semiconductorsfor applications in thin film solar cells. (Doctoral thesis) Supervised by Dharmadasa, I.
Tolan, G.J. (2008). Electro-chemical development of CuInGaSe2-based photovoltaic solar cells. (Doctoral thesis) Supervised by Dharmadasa, I., & Evans-Freeman, J.
Ojo, A.A. (n.d.). Engineering of electroplated materials for multilayer next generation graded bandgap solar cells. (Doctoral thesis) Supervised by Dharmadasa, I. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00018
Dharmadasa, R., Echendu, O.K., Dharmadasa, I., & Druffel, T. (2013). Rapid thermal processing in CdS/CdTe thin film solar cells by intense pulsed light sintering. Presented at: 224th ECS Meeting, San Francisco, California, U.S, 31 December 2013
Fauzi, F., Abdul Manaf, N.A., Echendu, O.K., & Dharmadasa, I. (2013). Electrochemical deposition of organic and inorganic pin-hole plugging layers for CdS/CdTe solar cells. Presented at: Solar Asia 2013 : 2nd International Conference on Solar Energy Materials, Solar Cells and Solar Energy Applications, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 31 December 2013
- External examiner for over 26 PhD theses;
- Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation (FWIF) since June 2003;
- Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP) since March 2004;
- Chartered Engineer (CEng) since March 1999;
- Chartered Physicist (CPhys) since 1986;
- Member of the British Council Advisers’ College (served for 6 years);
- Member of the DTI (Now TSB) panel of independent assessors and panel members to support New Renewable Energy Programme (served for 6 years);
- Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College (served for 6 years);
- Referee for 14 international journals (Semicond. Sci. Technol., Thin Solid Films, Surfaces & Interfaces, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, Optical Materials, Solid State Electronics, J. Phys. D, Applied Physics, Chemistry & Physics of Matter, J. of Physical Chemistry, etc.);
- One of the Editors of Journal of Materials; Materials in Electronics;
- Member of the Editorial Board of "Solar-Asia" conference series;
- Member of the Editorial Board of the Scientific World Journal;
- President of APSL (Association of Professional Sri Lankans in the UK), Two year term from 2009-2011, one of the 6 APSL-UK initiators;
- Member of the Panel of Academic Advisers for Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and Fellowship Plan;
- Adviser to European Commission's FP7 & Horizon 2020 - Solar Energy Research Projects;
- Adviser to several Governments on Renewable Energy applications (Sri Lanka, UK, Romania, Canada).
Current PhD Students:
- Ashfaque Alam. Development of Next Generation Solar Cells based on p-type window materials.
Past Doctoral Researchers:
Dharme has successfully supervised 28 projects (18 PhD projects as the Director of Studies (DoS), and 10 projects as the second supervisor). The 16 PhD projects completed as the DoS are listed below.
- Dr. Ayotunde Ojo. Next Generation Solar Cells based on Graded Bandgap Device Structures. 2017.
- Dr. Mohammed Madugu. Processing of Semiconductors and Thin Film Solar Cells Using Electroplating. 2016.
- Dr. O. I. Olusola. Optoelectronic devices based on graded bandgap structures utilising electroplated semiconductors. October 2016.
- Dr. H. I. Salim. Multilayer solar cells based on CdTe grown from nitrate precursor. March 2016.
- Dr. Azlian Nor Abdul-Manaf. Organic/Inorganic hybrid solar cells based on electroplated CdTe. November 2015.
- Dr. Fijay Fauzi. R&D of CdS/CdTe solar cells incorporating ZnTe layers. June 2015.
- Dr. Obi Kinsley Echendu. Thin film solar cells using All-Electrodeposited ZnS, CdS and CdTe materials. April 2014.
- Dr. Ajith Weerasinghe. Solar cells based on electrodeposited thin films of ZnS, CdS, CdSSe and CdTe. February 2013.
- Dr. Osama S. Elsherif. Electrical characterisation of defects in wide bandgap semiconductors. June 2012.
- Dr. Dahiru G. Diso. R&D of CdTe based thin film PV solar cells. October 2011.
- Dr. Gafar E. A. Mufta. R&D of CuInTe2 and CdTe based thin film PV solar cells. February 2010.
- Dr. Jayne S. Wellings. Electrodeposition of Semiconductors for Applications in Thin Film Solar Cells. August 2009.
- Dr. Gavin J. Tolan. Electro-Chemical Development of CuInGaSe2 based photovoltaic Solar cells. October 2008.
- Dr. Thomas Delsol. R&D of CuInSe2 - based Photovoltaic Solar cells. September 2001.
- Dr. Stephen M McGregor. Solar cells based on Electrodeposited CdS and CdTe Films. August 1999.
- Dr. J-J S D McChesney. Development of Electronic Materials for Infra-Red Detector Systems. Autumn 1999.
- Dr. Anura P Samantilleke. Electrodeposition of ZnSe, CdSe and CdTe thin film Materials and Optoelectronic Devices. September 1998.
- Dr. Chris J Blomfield. Study of Surface Modifications for Improved Selected Metal (II-VI) Semiconductor Based Devices.