I am currently a Lecturer & Academic Manager of the Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable Photovoltaics. I am based at the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy. The Centre for Doctoral Training provides a highly specialised training programme for over 60 doctoral students who will conduct leading edge research in the field of PV. My role is to co-ordinate training, research activity, industrial collaboration and financial management across our network of academic partners (including Universities of Bath, Cambridge, Loughborough, Oxford, Sheffield and Southampton). I also maintain an active research profile and am particularly interested in thin film solar cells and electrodes for lithium ion cells.
Prior to joining the University of Liverpool, I have held academic positions at the University of Warwick and Coventry University. I completed my undergraduate studies from the University of Durham. Following that I completed an MPhil in Microelectronics Engineering & Semiconductor Physics and PhD from University of Cambridge. My PhD was in the area of high voltage microelectronics based on silicon on insulator. Subsequent to the completion of my PhD, I co-founded a solar PV micro-inverter company called Enecsys. This grew after a number of rounds of private and venture capital investment. The intellectual property was acquired by Tesla Inc.