Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesThe Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Research Associate- Mitigation Technology



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Sheridan Few is a Research Associate at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, currently employed on the Joint UK-India Centre for Clean Energy project. Sheridan is working to understand the impact of solar photovoltaic deployment on the UK distribution grid, and the role of energy storage alongside other measures in mitigating challenges. Sheridan is also interested in rural electrification via off-grid and mini grid systems, storage technology choices in these contexts, and potential interactions between mini systems and larger national grids.

Sheridan previously worked as a Research Associate in Mitigation Technologies at the Grantham Institute, using integrated assessment models to global energy system pathways towards ambitious targets, conducting expert interviews to understand cost and performance trajectories of energy storage technologies, and using the Calliope model to understand their role in the UK electricity system.

Sheridan completed his PhD on computational modelling of organic photovoltaic materials in the Physics department of Imperial College in 2015, previously worked with Solar Press (now part of SPECIFIC) to scale up production of organic photovoltaic devices, and completed a BA in Physics at the Oxford University in 2009.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Schmidt O, Gambhir A, Staffell I, et al., 2017, Future cost and performance of water electrolysis: An expert elicitation study, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol:42, ISSN:0360-3199, Pages:30470-30492

Few S, Schmidt O, Offer GJ, et al., 2018, Prospective improvements in cost and cycle life of off-grid lithium-ion battery packs: An analysis informed by expert elicitations, Energy Policy, Vol:114, ISSN:0301-4215, Pages:578-590

Vezie MS, Few S, Meager I, et al., 2016, Exploring the origin of high optical absorption in conjugated polymers, Nature Materials, Vol:15, ISSN:1476-1122, Pages:746-+


Few SPM, Schmidt O, Gambhir A, 2016, Electrical energy storage for mitigating climate change, 20, Grantham Institute, Imperial College London

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