Professor Saman is professor of sustainable energy engineering and Director of the Barbara Hardy Institute/ University of South Australia. He is Research Leader in the CRC for Low Carbon Living and Node Co-Leader in the Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative. His career has focused on sustainable energy education and industry targeted research since the 1980s. He has published over 200 technical articles and supervised 30 post graduate research candidates. Professor Saman leads an internationally recognised research group working in sustainable energy which comprises 28 staff and research students.