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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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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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Dr Roger Shuttleworth

My career started in power systems and power electronics, and involved work on the modelling of power systems, using both dynamic and computer models. I have since worked in textile instrumentation, and on circuit breaker actuators for vacuum switches.

Keywords: 
Solar energy, Renewable energy, Technology, Power system, Energy networks, Energy, Power electronics, Electric and electronics, Thermal energy, Lighting, Infrastructure, Cities, Electric vehicles, Energy storage, Green travel, Energy efficiency, Waste

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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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Prof Michael Turner

My principal research interests concern the synthesis of novel conjugated molecules, particularly conjugated liquid crystals and conjugated polymers, and in using these novel molecules in organics electronic and electrooptical devices such as organic transistors, organic light emitting diodes, sensors and solar cells.

Keywords: 
Materials, Engineering, Monitoring, Solar energy, Energy storage, Renewable energy, Chemistry

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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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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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Dr Joseph Mutale

Dr Mutale obtained the BEng degree in Electrical Machines and Power Systems from the University of Zambia. His MSc in Electric Power Transmission and Distribution and PhD in Power System Economics, were obtained from the University of Manchester in 1987 and 2000 respectively. Prior to joining the University of Manchester in 2002 Dr Mutale spent over 15 years in the electric utility industry. His industrial experience includes a wide range of technical posts at ZESCO, the Zambian National Utility, including Director of Engineering Development and Transmission Manager.

Keywords: 
Solar energy, Renewable energy, Technology, Sustainability, Energy networks, Networks, Electric and electronics, Energy, Power system, Energy supply, Business, Technical assistance, Engagement, Rural studies

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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

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Dr Andrew Thomas

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

Keywords: 
Climate, Pollution, Aerosols, Biosensors, Biotechnology, Biomaterial, Biology, Materials, Solar energy, Electric and electronics, Renewable energy, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement

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