Join us at our solar energy webinar on ‘Energy Solution for Billion Lives’ by Prof Senthil Sundaram. This will take place online on Wednesday 11th May at 12pm-12.45pm.
The energy needs of society are increasing day by day. Making energy generation sustainable and carbon-free is challenging. My research is focusing on finding suitable materials to address green energy generation and storage. Mainly address the stability of the most efficient solar cells for energy conversion, having high-density thermal storage materials and materials for environmental applications. The perovskite solar cells with high conversion efficiency and its scaling up engineering of the devices into the commercial level, using carbon materials for water distillation and heavy metal pollution removal and addressing industrial wastage heat management is also part of our group research.
Prof Senthilarasu Sundaram is an associate professor in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Prior to joining in ENU, Prof. Sundaram was a Senior lecturer in Renewable Energy at University of Exeter. Prof. Sundaram was graduated from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India in 2006. He was a postdoctoral researcher in Chonbuk National University, South Korea, National University of Singapore, Singapore; Loughborough University and Heriot Watt University, UK. Prof. Sundaram is expert in Solar Energy materials for energy conversion and storage. His research focus is broadly on thin film and third generation solar cell (especially on perovskite solar cells and dye sensitised solar cells) materials for electricity, heat storage and environmental applications. He has strong background on materials synthesis and characterisation, solar cell device development and their scaling up challenges. He is working on the phase change materials based thermal energy storage, integration of the systems and scale up challenges in the solar technologies. The group works on the semi-transparent perovskite solar cells for window application and their feasibility. Moreover, group is also involving in inkjet printing of the perovskite solar cells and their scalability using concentrating optics and their utility in the building envelope. Prof. Sundaram is developing low cost techniques for thin film coatings specifically for graphene coatings. He is involving in different projects funded by EPSRC, Interreg-ERDF funded The Intelligent Community Energy, ERDF funded Agri-Tech Cornwall and ESIF funded Energy Independent farming. He has developed research base for the industries to collaborate with him and smooth transfer of knowledge on solar energy integration into buildings integrated applications and water purification aspects. He has published more than 150 articles in well reputed journals. He is an Editor for the International Journal of Solar Energy, Energies and a member of the International Solar Energy Society. He is an editorial board member of the Nature Scientific Reports.