Dr. Pradeep Haldar - Director of Sustainable Business


Title: Assistant Professor of Instruction
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Phone: (813) 974-1256
Email: phaldar@usf.edu


Dr. Pradeep Haldar is Research and Adjunct Professor at the Patel College of Global Sustainability and a Fulbright Scholar. He serves as President at Halovation, a Management and Technology Consulting organization for Clean Energy, Semiconductor and Materials Technology based in the Tampa, Florida.

He previously served in multiple roles, with increasing responsibility, in industry, academia and an entrepreneur that included: President and Chief Operating Officer of Dais Corporation, a publicly traded company providing nanotechnology products for energy, air and water industries located in Tampa Bay, Florida; Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Clean Energy Programs at the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at State University of New York, University at Albany, New York (now SUNY Poly); Chief Operating and Technical Officer of the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (USPVMC) in partnership with SEMATECH; Professor and Head of NanoEconomics and NanoEngineering at CNSE; and Director of the Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center at CNSE. Prior to joining SUNY, Dr. Haldar founded and served as General Manager and Director of Technology, of rapidly growing SuperPower (now part of Furukawa), a start-up and new spin-out subsidiary of Intermagnetics (now Philips).

Dr. Pradeep Haldar has extensive experience in business development, strategic planning, research and development, economic outreach, public-private partnerships, financial and operations management, innovation and technology commercialization. Dr. Haldar has successfully negotiated agreements and strategic alliances with industry and university collaborators, suppliers, national laboratories and government agencies in Asia, Europe and the U.S. He has a strong record of executive leadership with 30+ years of know-how in creating and rapidly growing interdisciplinary high-performance organizations in energy, semiconductor, medical devices, nanotechnology industry sectors. He has demonstrated capabilities in identifying emerging opportunities, in implementing strategic plans, creating technology roadmaps and has raised over $200M in funding. Dr. Haldar supported the spin-off/start-up of multiple technologies and companies. He has consulted for private companies, investor organizations and provided service to review panels, state and federal agencies. He has proactively provided professional development support, advice and mentoring to faculty, students and colleagues.

He is an author or co-author of over 200 reviewed papers, conference proceedings with ten patents issued or pending, and a senior member of IEEE. He recently received the Fulbright Scholar Award, is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and recipient of the President’s Excellence in Research award as well as the Business Review’s Technology Award for Energy/Sustainability. He has a Ph.D. from Northeastern University and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


  • IDS6938: Energy and Resources: Policy Society and Innovation 

    This course is intended to provide a broad overview of the global energy landscape - acquainting students with the current state of the energy crisis: limited supply of resources; growing energy demand; and its impact on society, climate, economic development, sustainability and technology innovation. Various non-renewable and renewable energy options, technologies and their (un)intended environmental and geopolitical consequences are reviewed and discussed.

  • IDS6235: Economics and Finance for Sustainability

    This course provides sustainability practitioners with an overview of how economics and finance are essential components of world sustainability. With a combined emphasis on environmental economics and innovative finance, students learn the basics of project finance and how scarce natural resources can be optimally allocated by individuals and society, while making a positive impact on the economy.

  • IDS6272: Research Methods in Sustainability

    The course offers critical guidance and preparation for graduate students to develop a research proposal and teaches the methods and procedures that not only satisfy academic requirements but give students hands-on, in-depth experience with the tools and methodologies and the underlying rationale for them so that students are able to responsibly design and carry out original research in their academic concentration.


  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Energy Storage
  • NanoTechnology and Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
  • Policy and Finance

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