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Solar Energy Research Institute

Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Kamaruzzaman Sopian

Email: Phone: 03-89118022

Current Position: Director

Specialisation: Solar Energy Technology

Prof. Dato' Ts. Dr. Kamaruzzaman Sopian graduated with the BS Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985, the MS in Energy Resources University of Pittsburgh in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Dorgan Solar Laboratory, University of Miami-Coral Gables. His main contributions are in solar radiation modeling and resource assessment, advanced solar photovoltaic systems (grid-connected photovoltaic, solar powered regenerative fuel cell, solar hydrogen production, thin film silicon solar cell), and advanced solar thermal systems (solar cooling, solar heat pump, solar assisted drying, combined photovoltaic thermal or hybrid collector). He has 10 patents, 15 patents pending, 6 copyrights, and 1 trademark for his innovation in renewable energy technology. The innovation and invention in renewable energy technology have won over 90 medals in national and international innovation and invention competitions including special innovation awards. He was conferred the Darjah Dato’ Paduka Mahkota Perak by His Royal Highness The Sultan of Perak in 2013. A Fellow of the Malaysia Academy of Sciences (FASc), Profesional Technologist with the Malaysia Board of Technologist (PTech) and listed in the 2019 and 2020 Highly Cited Researchers by the Web of Science Group, Clarivate Analytics.

FASc DPMP (Perak) PMP (Perak) P.Tech (Green Technology) BSc (Wisconsin-Madison) MSc(Pittsburgh) PhD (Miami)

Areas of Research
Solar Energy Technology


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Articles in Antologi/Chapters in Book

Monograph, Working Papers and Non-Periodical Publications




Administrative Services/Committee

Reports: Technical/Research/Consultation

Research Grant