Nic leads research development activities at Energy Futures Lab and supports the academic directors in developing the strategic direction for the institute. He is responsible for stimulating and supporting the development of cross-faculty collaborations in energy research at Imperial College London, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary programmes. This includes identifying technology trends and opportunities and mobilising the College community accordingly.
Prior to his role at Energy Futures Lab Nic was active in academic research. He joined Imperial as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work on a range of research projects in the fields of solar energy and nanophotonics. This included working on a large European collaboration to improve solar cell efficiency using plasmonic nanostructures, as well as projects on molecular and inorganic photon up-conversion, intermediate band solar cells using the ‘quantum-ratchet’ concept and optical spectroscopy of semiconductor quantum wells for high efficiency multi-junction solar cells.
Nic previously completed a PhD in Photon Physics at the University of Manchester, using a range of spectroscopic techniques to study the optical properties of semiconductor quantum nanostructures for applications in energy-efficient solid-state lighting.
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