I. M. Dharmadasa

Physicist, Person


Who is I. M. Dharmadasa?

I.M. Dharmadasa is Professor of Applied Physics and leads the Electronic Materials and Solar Energy Group at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Dharme has worked in semiconductor research since becoming a PhD student at Durham University as a Commonwealth Scholar in 1977, under the supervison of the late Sir Gareth Roberts. His interest in the electrodeposition of thin film solar cells grew when he joined the Apollo Project at BP Solar in 1988. He continued this area of research on joining Sheffield Hallam University in 1990.

He has published 116 refereed & conference papers, has 6 GB patents on Thin Film Solar cells and has made 135 conference presentations. He has made 5 book contributions and is the author of the book Advances in Thin Film Solar cells, which is due out in Summer 2011. IMD has also successfully supervised 14 PhD and MPhil candidates and 14 years of PDRA support. He has gained research council and internal University funding and was included in the 2001 RAE for Metallurgy and Materials which gained the top rating of five. He is currently working with a group of industrial partners to commercialise his new research findings with the UK Government's DTI-funding.

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on July 23, 2013


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