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Solar Energy Research Institute

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Kamaruzzaman Sopian

Email: ksopian@ukm.edu.my Phone: 03-89118022

Current Position: Director

Specialisation: Solar Energy Technology

Biography:
Prof. Dato' Dr. Kamaruzzaman Sopian obtained his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of WisconsinMadison in 1985, MSc in Energy Resources from the University of Pittsburgh in 1989 and PhD. in Mechanical Engineering from the Dorgan Solar Laboratory, University of Miami in 1997. He is presently the Professor in Renewable Energy at the Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Currently, he is the Director of the Solar Energy Research Institute, a center of excellence for the research and development in solar energy technology. He has been involved in the field of solar energy for more than twenty years. His main contributions are in solar radiation modeling, alternative material for solar absorber, solar water heating system with integrated storage system, solar desalination, solar cooling, daylighting using solar light pipes, solar assisted drying systems, gridconnected photovoltaic system, thin film silicon solar cells, combined Photovoltaic thermal or hybrid collector and solar hydrogen production system. He has published over 400 research papers in journals and conferences. He has delivered keynotes speeches at national and international conferences on renewable energy. He is the founding member of the Malaysian Institute of Energy, member of the World Renewable Energy Network based in the United Kingdom and is an associate editor of the Renewable Energy published by Elsevier Ltd. He heads several national subcommittees on renewable energy by the Malaysian government to promote awareness, market enhancement, policy studies and the applications renewable energy. He received the title of Dato' from Sultan of Perak in 2011.

Qualifications
FASc, DPMP, PMP, BSc (Wisconsin-Madison) MSc (Pittsburgh) PhD (Miami)

Areas of Research
Solar Energy Technology

Publications Journals