Professor Ravi Silva CBE FREng

Professor Silva is a Distinguished Professor and the Director of the Advanced Technology Institute at University of Surrey. He joined Surrey in 1995 after completing undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include nanotechnology, large-area electronics and renewables, and has resulted in over 620 presentations at conferences, and over 580 journal papers. He has over 20,000 citations with an H-index of 72, and won research funding in excess of £40M. He is the inventor of 35 patents, including key patents on low temperature growth of carbon nanotubes, fabrication of high-performance large area X-ray detectors and fabrication of large area nanotube-organic solar cells.

He is a Fellow of the UK 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 in the 2021 Queen’s New Year Honors’ list.