Imperial College London

DrDiegoAlonso Alvarez

Central FacultyInformation & Communication Technologies

Senior Research Software Engineer



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Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Diego Alonso Álvarez is a physicist with 13 years of research experience in academia, including a PhD in semiconductor nanostructures and postdoctoral research on novel solar energy concepts and solar cells. He has learnt first-hand the value and difficulties of developing good software while doing research: his work has consistently involved software development for simulation and laboratory instrument control, and outreach. Diego is a member of the Society of Research Software Engineering and is enthusiastic about promoting good coding practices and software sustainability among other researchers.

He joined the Research Software Engineering team at Imperial College London in November 2018 and has contributed to the MUSE and POWBAL projects, amongst others.  



Alonso Alvarez D, Weiss C, Fernandez J, et al., 2019, Assessing the operating temperature of multi-junction solar cells with novel rear side layer stack and local electrical contacts, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol:200, ISSN:0927-0248

Alonso Alvarez D, Augusto A, Pearce P, et al., 2019, Thermal emissivity of silicon heterojunction solar cells, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol:201, ISSN:0927-0248, Pages:1-7

Hu Y, Spies LM, Alonso-Alvarez D, et al., 2018, Identifying and controlling phase purity in 2D hybrid perovskite thin films, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:6, ISSN:2050-7488, Pages:22215-22225

Mellor A, Alonso Alvarez D, Guarracino I, et al., 2018, Roadmap for the next-generation of hybrid photovoltaic-thermal solar energy collectors, Solar Energy, Vol:174, ISSN:0038-092X, Pages:386-398

Abu Hamed T, Adamovic N, Aeberhard U, et al., 2018, Multiscale in modelling and validation for solar photovoltaics, Epj Photovoltaics, Vol:9, ISSN:2105-0716

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