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S. Ravi P. Silva

ISC Fellow (2023)

Prof. S. Ravi P. Silva CBE FREng is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Advanced Technology Institute at University of Surrey. Ravi’s secondary education was in Sri Lanka, after which he joined the Engineering Department, Cambridge University for his undergraduate and postgraduate work.

He held a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Fellowship while at Cambridge and member of Clare College. Ravi joined the University of Surrey in 1995. His research interests include energy materials, solar cells, and large-area electronics, which has resulted in over 650 journal papers with 28,500 citations. He has won research funding of £45M, and is inventor of 50 patents. He works extensively with Sri Lanka, EU, and has held visiting Professorships in China, South Korea, Brazil and Singapore. He has won a number of awards including the Albert Einstein Silver Medal by UNESCO, Clifford Patterson Award (Royal Society), JJ Thompson Medal (IET), James Joule Medal (IOP), Platinum Award (IOM3), Charles Vernon Boys Medal (IOP) etc.

He is an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences Sri Lanka. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

This page has been updated in May 2024.

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