Knowledge Hub webinar- Development of printable solar photovoltaic devices towards achieving net zero targets

Date: 29/07/2021

Duration: 15:30-16:30 (BST)

Location: Online

Science and technology for development

In this webinar, Commonwealth Alumnus Dr Vishal Sharma will discuss his research on the development of low-cost, fully printable solar photovoltaic devices for mitigating climate change and global warming.

Dr Sharma will share some visible facts on climate change and global warming as seen globally and explain the reasons behind the urgent need to develop alternative, low-cost solar technology to replace popular  mature silicon solar cells to achieve net zero targets, as campaigned by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The webinar will last for approximately 1 hour, including a Q&A session.

The CSC’s Knowledge Hub webinar series is now open to all Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni. Through the series, Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni will discuss their work and contribution to development across a range of contemporary global challenges, and provide insight into ongoing research and action.

You can watch previous webinars on the CSC’s YouTube channel.

Dr Vishal Sharma is passionate about providing affordable, clean, and sustainable energy to the world and raising public awareness for climate action. He is a trained climate reality leader under Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore, and a Global Goals Ambassador at the United Nations Associations of USA.

Dr Sharma is the Head of the Department of Electronics at the Government Maulana Azad Memorial (MAM) College, Cluster University of Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India. He is former Fulbright Climate Fellow, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Colorado, USA. He is also a certified Peer Reviewer for Nature Research and Publons Academy, a part of Web of Science Group, London, UK. Additionally, he has received several national and international awards and recognitions for his work. He is the founder of International SoR Labs, a platform dedicated for the popularisation of science and to create scientific temper among children by connecting them with top scientists/academicians of the world.

He is one of the CSC’s Knowledge Hub Coordinators for the Science and technology Hub.

Dr Vishal Sharma is a 2016 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from India. He completed his PhD in Physics from the University of Sheffield and University of Delhi.