Ts. Dr. Sathiabama T. Thirugnana
Ts. Dr. Sathiabama T. Thirugnana is currently the Director of UTM Ocean Thermal Energy Centre and a Senior Lecturer in Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and she is registered with
Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM), MBOT, IEM, IEEE, IET and Energy Institute of UK and Malaysia. Currently, she is focused on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) and its efficient technology to tackle Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 2050 decarbonization action plans with O&G industries. In addition, she is the Project Manager for SATREPS OTEC project (2019 – 2024). She received her Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering, focused on thin-film solar cells from Waseda University of Japan in 2015. She possesses vast experience in
the development and/or applications of efficient materials for solar cell, photo voltaic (PV) systems. Upon joining UTM, she has been actively involved in the STEM education initiatives and programs as part of her University Social
Responsibilities (USR). Above all, for the past 18 years Dr. Sathia has involved herself in design, development, analysis, lead trainer and managing of various electrical & electronics testers, telecommunication and renewable energy (RE) industries in and out of Malaysia.