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Recent EPSRC Grants for Solar Technology

Title Principal Investigator Organization Start Date End Date Value
G8-2012 Ink-jet printed single-crystal organic photovoltaics (IPSOP) Sirringhaus, H (Professor) University of Cambridge 31/03/2013 30/03/2016 £414,783
Cheap Solar Electricity - The Essential Fuel of the 21st Century Robertson, N (Dr) University of Edinburgh 24/05/2010 23/08/2013 £152,343
Materials for Renewable Energy NaturE's Way (RENEW) Ungar, G (Professor) University of Sheffield 14/01/2013 13/01/2018 £541,848
Scalable, low-cost organic photovoltaic devices Hill, MS (Professor) University of Bath 13/06/2011 12/06/2014 £272,003
Science Bridge Award USA: Harnessing Materials for Energy Humphreys, C (Professor Sir) University of Cambridge 13/04/2009 12/10/2012 £1,447,635
Whole System Impacts and Socio-economics of wide scale PV integration (WISE PV) Mutale, J (Dr) The University of Manchester 12/05/2013 11/05/2016 £1,139,185
New Materials and Devices for Photovoltaic Applications Jones, TS (Professor) University of Warwick 10/05/2010 09/05/2015 £1,300,045
Carrier lifetime measurement at grain boundaries in thin-film solar cells Mendis, B (Dr) Durham University 09/11/2012 01/01/2014 £25,425
Microstructural evolution of CdTe-based solar cells during chlorine activation Mendis, B (Dr) Durham University 09/01/2012 08/01/2014 £102,124
Energy Futures DTC Brandon, NP (Professor) Imperial College London 07/04/2010 06/04/2015 £443,507
Luminescent Lanthanide Layers for Enhanced Photovoltaic Performance (LEAP) Richards, BS (Professor) Heriot-Watt University 07/02/2011 05/08/2014 £631,430
Theory of dye sensitized solar cells Troisi, A (Professor) University of Warwick 05/10/2009 04/04/2013 £330,219
International Collaboration in Chemistry: Novel Approaches to Molecular Assembly in Polymers for Solar Energy Conversion Heeney, MJ (Dr) Imperial College London 04/10/2010 03/10/2013 £241,168
Stability and Performance of Photovoltaics (STAPP) Gottschalg, R (Professor) Loughborough University 04/01/2011 03/01/2015 £2,417,460
Advancing the efficiency and production potential of Excitonic Solar Cells (APEX) Upadhyaya, HM (Professor) Heriot-Watt University 03/10/2011 22/04/2014 £2,039,039
Development and Integration of Biomass and Concentrating Photovoltaic System for Rural and Urban Energy Bridge: BioCPV Mallick, TK (Professor) University of Exeter 01/11/2011 30/04/2015 £1,401,637
Dilute Nitride Type II Quantum Dot Materials for Solar Cells based on GaAs - Collaborative Research in Energy with South Africa Krier, A (Professor) Lancaster University 01/11/2009 31/10/2012 £401,156
Combinatorial CVD Parkin, IP (Professor) University College London 01/11/2009 28/02/2014 £814,511
Knowledge Led Structure Prediction for Nanostructures Carter, A (Dr) University of Edinburgh 01/10/2013 31/03/2015 £101,838
Knowledge Led Structure Prediction for Nanostructures Woodley, SM (Dr) University College London 01/10/2013 30/09/2018 £665,124
Solar Nano-Grids: An appropriate solution for meeting community energy needs? Brown, E (Dr) Loughborough University 01/10/2013 30/09/2016 £426,089
Rational design of solid-state semiconductor-sensitized solar cells: from materials modelling to device fabrication Giustino, F (Dr) University of Oxford 01/10/2012 30/09/2016 £989,490
Towards Sinter-free Printing of Photovoltaic Cell Interconnects Sutcliffe, CJ (Dr) University of Liverpool 01/10/2012 30/09/2015 £364,495
Solar cells based on InGaN nanostructures Cherns, D (Professor) University of Bristol 01/10/2011 30/09/2014 £429,592
Development of Prototype High Efficiency Multi-Junction Organic Solar Cells Jones, TS (Professor) University of Warwick 01/10/2011 30/09/2014 £637,224
Solving the NIR dilemma for organic photovoltaics Monkman, A (Professor) Durham University 01/10/2010 30/09/2013 £610,811
Sheffield Training in Interdisciplinary Energy Research: STIER West, AR (Professor) University of Sheffield 01/10/2009 31/03/2018 £7,070,054
Heterointerface control of organic semiconductor devices Friend, R (Professor Sir) University of Cambridge 01/10/2009 31/12/2014 £6,693,636
Thermal Conductivity Enhancement of High-Temperature Thermal Energy Stores For Use with Solar Power Plants Zhao, CY (Dr) University of Warwick 01/10/2008 30/03/2013 £690,060
High stability and high efficiency printable photovoltaics (OPV) for large-scale energy production Bradley, DDC (Professor) Imperial College London 01/10/2008 31/01/2013 £864,655
NANOSTRUCTURED METAFILMS: A NEW PARADIGM FOR PHOTONICS Fedotov, VA (Dr) University of Southampton 01/10/2008 31/03/2014 £826,439
New and Renewable Solar Routes to Hydrogen Energy Brandon, NP (Professor) Imperial College London 01/10/2007 30/09/2012 £4,106,687
Femtosecond Optical Probes of Mesoscopic Materials for Photovoltaics Herz, LM (Professor) University of Oxford 01/10/2006 30/09/2012 £800,425
A novel design and analysis of 3D Building Integrated Concentrating Enhanced Photovoltaic Thermal system: BICEPT Mallick, TK (Professor) University of Exeter 01/09/2009 31/08/2012 £178,444
Plastic UV Radiation Protection Operating by Stokes Emission (PURPOSE PROJECT) Silver, J (Professor) Brunel University 01/09/2008 30/11/2012 £461,183
All Inorganic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cell Devices Mariotti, D (Dr) University of Ulster 01/08/2013 31/07/2016 £692,713
Solar Fuels Durrant, JR (Professor) Imperial College London 01/08/2013 31/07/2016 £252,971
High Efficiency CuInSe2 Photovoltaic Modules Deposited at Low Temperature by High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS) Ehiasarian, AP (Professor) Sheffield Hallam University 01/08/2012 31/07/2015 £329,149
EPSRC - Energy Research Senior Fellow Brandon, NP (Professor) Imperial College London 01/08/2006 31/07/2014 £1,029,817
Scalable Solar Thermoelectrics and Photovaltaics. (SUNTRAP) Knox, AR (Professor) University of Glasgow 01/07/2013 30/06/2017 £2,455,231
PV2025 - Potential Costs and Benefits of Photovoltaics for UK-Infrastructure and Society Gottschalg, R (Professor) Loughborough University 01/07/2013 30/06/2016 £1,023,088
SPECIFIC Tranche 1: Buildings as Power Stations Worsley, DA (Professor) Swansea University 01/07/2012 30/06/2016 £2,791,868
Photovoltaics for Future Societies Buckley, A R (Dr) University of Sheffield 01/07/2011 30/06/2015 £1,366,123
"The Quantum Ratchet Concept for Ultra efficient Solar Cells" Phillips, C (Professor) Imperial College London 01/06/2013 31/05/2017 £1,314,144
SPECIFIC Tranche 2: Heat, Water, PV and Bio-inspiration Worsley, DA (Professor) Swansea University 01/06/2013 31/05/2016 £1,626,979
Ageing of printable polymer solar cells Samuel, I (Professor) University of St Andrews 01/06/2011 30/11/2013 £589,517
SUPERSOLAR Solar Energy Hub Walls, J (Professor) Loughborough University 01/05/2012 30/04/2017 £4,088,360
Scalable low-cost organic photovoltaic devices Haque, SA (Dr) Imperial College London 01/05/2011 30/04/2014 £803,541
Development of Prototype High Efficiency Multi-Junction Organic Solar Cells Ryan, M (Professor) Imperial College London 01/05/2011 30/04/2014 £450,938
Finding universal rules for efficiency enhancing layers in thin film PV Durose, K (Professor) University of Liverpool 01/04/2013 31/03/2015 £346,497
Nitride Photovoltaic Materials for Full Spectrum Utilization Veal, TD (Dr) University of Liverpool 01/04/2012 30/11/2014 £491,436
GLOBAL - Advanced Materials for Energy and Sustainable Manufacturing Friend, R (Professor Sir) University of Cambridge 01/04/2012 31/03/2013 £457,414
GLOBAL - Edinburgh-Pacific Partnership of Excellence in New Energy Technologies Bruce, T (Dr) University of Edinburgh 01/04/2012 31/03/2013 £483,782
Semiconductor nanocrystals for solar cells: Tuning shape, size and interface effects Catlow, R (Professor) University College London 01/04/2011 31/03/2014 £408,699
Sustainable Product Engineering Centre for Innovative Functional Industrial Coatings - SPECIFIC Worsley, DA (Professor) Swansea University 01/04/2011 31/03/2016 £5,012,105
SUPERGEN Excitonic Solar Cell Consortium - MAIN CORE Jones, TS (Professor) University of Warwick 01/04/2009 30/09/2013 £3,344,345
SUPERGEN Photovoltaic Materials for the 21st Century Durose, K (Professor) University of Liverpool 01/03/2011 30/09/2012 £1,806,675
Enhanced solar energy harvesting in dye sensitized solar cells using nanophosphors and nano-structured optics (CONVERTED) Silver, J (Professor) Brunel University 01/03/2011 28/02/2014 £390,996
Elimination of Efficiency Degradation Mechanisms in Silicon Photovoltaic Solar Cells Hamilton, B (Professor) The University of Manchester 01/02/2010 31/07/2012 £268,035
Synergistic tailoring of flavins and quantum dots for solar cell applications Samuel, I (Professor) University of St Andrews 01/01/2011 31/12/2014 £683,454
Probing and enhancing charge generation and transport in solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells Herz, LM (Professor) University of Oxford 01/01/2010 31/03/2014 £739,361