Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Postgraduate







Bone BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a postgraduate researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. I am carrying out my research as part of the Grantham Institute's Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership. My research investigates the potential of disruptive, combined Photovoltaic-Thermal (PV-T) panels to provide clean water and power to both rural communities and large-scale installations.

PV-T panels combine the electricity generation of photovoltaic (PV) cells with the heat generation of solar-thermal panels. As such, they have the potential to supply power for heating, cooling, electricity, and both hot and clean water, in both developing arid envionrments, with large areas of available land and excess solar energy, and urban environments, where the combined outputs from PV-T panels makes them useful in space-constrained settings.

I live aboard a narrowboat on the London canal network, and so have an affinity with off-grid living. In my spare time, when I'm not dealing with the hundreds of jobs that stack up when living afloat, I enjoy choral singing, playing the piano, and analogue film photography.



Sandwell P, Winchester B, Beath H, et al., 2023, CLOVER: A modelling framework for sustainablecommunity-scale energy systems, The Journal of Open Source Software, Vol:8, ISSN:2475-9066, Pages:1-5


Winchester B, Huang G, Sandwell P, et al., 2022, Integrated simulation and optimisation of hybrid photovoltaic-thermal (PV-T) and photovoltaic systems for decentralised rural hot water provision and electrification, The 35th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

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