Dr. Pradeep Haldar - Director of Sustainable Business


Title: Adjunct and Courtesy Professor
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Phone: (813) 974-1256
Email: phaldar@usf.edu


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

He has extensive experience in Clean Tech/Sustainability, business, strategy, and technology deployment with a focus on clean energy, energy efficiency and nanotechnology industry sectors including implementation of solar PV, energy storage, EV charging, power electronics, fuel cells, green hydrogen production, LED lighting, and superconductors etc. He has provided mentorship on ESG for Sustainable Business, Energy and Resources, Business Innovation, Energy Policy, Research Methods, Sustainable Economics and Finance. He has performed community outreach; strategic market assessments; developed innovative technologies, as well as applied knowledge to foster social, economic, and environmental sustainability both globally and locally. Dr. Haldar has collaborated with regional municipalities, utilities and local counties or cities to perform cost-benefit analysis, create case studies and toolkits for solar PV, energy storage and GHG emissions for resiliency. Projects include ESG report evaluation, GHG inventories, materiality assessments, SBTi based net-zero plans, Life Cycle Analysis, case studies to analyze GRI, SASB and TCFD reports etc.

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). 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.


  • IDS6163: ESG For Business Sustainability 

    Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) has gained increasing attention over the past few years, with many institutional investors investing only in companies that provide ESG performance reporting. Moving forward, ESG will have important considerations relevant to analysts and investors, consumers, and employees, and has become a key topic of discussion in business. This course provides an overview of an ESG framework and how it supports a company’s overall risk management. It examines a variety of components and provides insight into how they converge to impact a company and its stakeholders. Lastly, we look at key considerations from both the company and investor perspectives, before applying theory to practice.

  • 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 and Microgrids
  • NanoTechnology and Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
  • Policy and Finance
  • Green House Gas Inventory Analysis and Reduction

Read More about Dr. Pradeep Haldar’s Research and Interests here..