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People

Prof Bruce Hamilton

Professor of Condensed Matter Physics

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.

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
No
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Education
Energy

Connections

Course

Solar Energy Technology

Provide understanding of the science and engineering issues related to the design and development of renewable energy devices and systems for generating electricity from solar resources.

Research

Silicon Photovoltaic Solar Cells

Increasing energy demands, exhaustion of easily accessible oil resources and fears of climate change make renewable energy sources a necessity. We expect to make a very important improvement to the efficiency of the dominant solar PV technology.

http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/K006975/1

Research

WISE PV

This project is associated with the EPSRC Solar Energy Hub. It sets out the scientific, technical and socio-economic grand challenge of wide scale integration of photovoltaic systems (PV) into electric power systems with particular focus on the UK.

http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/K022229/1

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