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Prof Tony Peaker

Research interests:

- Laplace Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy

- Photovoltaic Solar Cells

- Radioactive Nuclides in Semiconductors

- Electronic Properties of Quantum Dots abd Heterojunctions

- Defect Reactions and Radiation Damage in Semiconductors

- Hydrogen and Hydrogen Complexes in Semiconductors

Keywords: 
Solar energy, Electric and electronics, Photon science, Technology, Energy, Lighting, Materials, Nanoscience, Energy networks, Energy supply, Renewable energy

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Prof Wendy Flavell

Professor Flavell's research interests  are centred on the electronic structure of complex metal oxides and chalcogenides, including giant magnetoresistive oxides, catalysts and photovoltaics - particularly those of interest in the manufacture of 'next-generation' solar cells.

Keywords: 
Photon science, Solar energy, Electric and electronics, Energy storage, Renewable energy, Technology, Energy efficiency

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Dr Pierluigi Mancarella

Research interests:

- Modelling and analysis of smart multi-energy systems (electricity/heat/cooling/gas/transport) and distributed multi-generation (cogeneration, trigeneration);

- Impact of electro-thermal technologies (cogeneration, heat pumps, storage) on distribution networks;

- System level analysis of the electricity, heat and transport sectors;

- System integration of distributed energy resources and sustainable development of energy systems;

- Economics of future networks, energy markets, and business cases for new technologies;

Keywords: 
Energy planning, Energy networks, Networks, Power system, Smart grids, Electric and electronics, Thermal energy, Technology, Cogeneration, Energy supply, Energy, Energy capture, Storage, Transport, Sustainability, Renewable energy, Risk, Evaluation, Teaching, Education, Solar energy, Photon science

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Dr Luis Ochoa

Within the 'big area' of Flexible Low-Carbon Distribution Networks (medium and low voltage) the following are my main research interests:

- Integration of Distributed Low-Carbon Technologies (wind, photovoltaics, electric vehicles, storage, demand side management)

- Active Network Management (Smart Grids)

- Optimisation of Distribution Networks (operation and planning)

- Future Distribution Network Management Systems

- Real-Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) Hardware-in-the-Loop Studies

Keywords: 
Smart grids, Energy networks, Energy, Sustainability, Teaching, Education, Carbon, Energy planning, Technology, Emissions, Wind energy, Renewable energy, Solar energy, Electric and electronics, Photon science, Electric vehicles, Green travel

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Prof Matthew Halsall

Matthew Halsall graduated with a Degree in Physics from the University of Sheffield in the UK in 1986, and was awarded a PhD in Physics on the “growth and spectroscopy of CdS/CdSe superlattices” from the University of Hull in 1990. After postdoctoral appointments in Norwich (UK), Grenoble (France) and Tsukuba (Japan), he was appointed as a Lecturer in the School of Physics at Manchester in 1994 and moved to the school of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Manchester in 2004. He was promoted to Professor of Photonics at Manchester in 2010.

Keywords: 
Solar energy, Renewable energy, Photon science, Energy storage

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Prof David Clarke

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Keywords: 
Photon science, Nanoscience, Technology, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement

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Prof Ann Webb

Atmospheric scientist. Set a new ballooning world record in 2009.

Keywords: 
Photon science, Climate, Aerosols, Technology, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Bruce Hamilton

My current research concerns the fundamental physics of emerging materials systems which will underpin future generarions of electronic and photonic devices.

My research is based in the Photon Science Institute and involves collabaration with international advanced light source facilities.

Keywords: 
Physics, Quantum mechanics, Sustainability, Teaching, Education, Solar energy, Renewable energy, Technology, Materials, Electric and electronics, Photon science, Instrumentation, Spectroscopy

Group

Photon Science Institute

The Photon Science Institute was established in 2005 to bring together experts from a wide range of scientific fields to foster the development of cross and multi-disciplinary collaborations and provide a dynamic and exciting culture for the progression of new ideas in photon science. The term photon science encompasses all areas where light is used in scientific endeavour — light for science.

Keywords: 
Photon science, Solar energy, Interdisciplinary