Senthilarasu Sundaram


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Senthilarasu (Senthil) Sundaram is a Professor in the School of Computing, Engineering and Digital Technologies at Teesside University. His passion towards energy and sustainability in the energy sector has started during his pre-doctoral research course (MPhil in Applied Physics) which leads to PhD in organic solar cells materials. He has published over 250 articles in well reputed journals and conferences along with 7 books. Senthil currently leads the sustainable energy material themed research in the Teesside University. Prior to joining in the Teesside, Senthil was an Associate Professor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and as Lecturer and senior lecturer in University of Exeter where he led the “Energy materials” group within Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) where he led energy conversion and storage, environment friendly materials for energy applications.

His research focus is sustainable energy vectors in through renewable energy especially in solar energy. He has strong background in resource assessment, theoretical modelling and simulation for different solar systems including thin film PV and third generation solar cell materials and devices and solar thermal. He has experience in sustainable energy generation through environmentally friendly materials such as dye-sensitised solar cells, Tin based perovskite solar cells and thin film photovoltaics which includes dye, synthesize, characterisation and recycle. He has worked on Impact Acceleration grants funded by ESRC to generate and estimate the impact in dairy and water industries in India. He is also currently working on the construction of environmentally friendly materials for flexible solar cells. He has involved in different projects as a PI and CoI funded by EPSRC (EP/S030786/1, EP/P003435/1, EP/P003605/1, EP/T025875/1), Interreg-ERDF funded The Intelligent Community Energy, ERDF funded Agri-Tech Cornwall and ESIF funded Energy Independent farming. His group is focusing on the heavy metal removal using graphene membranes and wastewater treatment in the textile industries. He is leading Impact Programme in the “Textile wastewater treatment and remediation using carbon materials” for developing countries to effectively recycle their textile wastewater. He is working on sustainable energy technologies to create environmentally sustainable materials for energy generation, storage, building integrated applications, thermal storage, water remediation, and low carbon heating applications. 


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Bharathiar University

Award Date: 31 Mar 2006

Master, PSG College of Technology India

Award Date: 30 Jun 2001

Master, Bharathiar University

Award Date: 30 Jun 1999

External positions

International Visiting Professor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

1 Jul 2023 → …

Sir C V Raman Visiting Professor, University of Madras

1 Apr 202131 Mar 2022


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