Dr Sheridan Few is a Research Associate at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, and is interested in how we can make a rapid, sustainable, and equitable transition to a low carbon world.
Sheridan is currently employed on the Joint UK-India Centre for Clean Energy (JUICE) and Resilient Electricity Networks for a productive Grid Architecture (RENGA) projects. He 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, interactions between technological and social issues, and storage technology choices in these contexts.
Sheridan previously worked as a Research Associate in Mitigation Technologies at the Grantham Institute, using integrated assessment models to calculate 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.
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