Drew Pearce is a Research Associate in the Department of Physics. His current research interests span a number of different topics intersecting issues of climate change, sustainability, materials design and computational chemistry.
His main research topics are currently:
- Using computational methods to aid the materials design for applications in photocatalytic water-splitting and hydrogen evolution. The aim of this research is to further the development of materials to produce hydrogen sustainably from light.
- Development of low computational intensity methods for modelling the impacts of solvation in multi-phase systems for use in high throughput screening.
- Exploring decarbonisation strategies for net-zero scenarios with a particular focus on the transport sector. The aim of this research is to isolate the carbon abatement potentials of research in new technology, innovations and policy.