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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 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.

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