Phase change materials for smart glazing, displays
Phone: 01865 309694
Phone: 01865 309 605
Developing perovskite thin-film solar cells, printed directly onto glass to produce a transparent, coloured coating, delivering a significant percentage of the building’s electrical energy requirements. Spun out from Oxford University’s Physics Department in 2010 by Professor Henry Snaith, Oxford PV is moving towards the transfer of its proprietary technology into production.
Phone: 01865 309618
Developing solar powered water pumps, using cheap solar thermal (water heating) collectors in place of more expensive photovoltaic cells. Thermofluidics Ltd has been based at BSP since 2010, carrying out ongoing R&D activities in collaboration with academics and students in the Cryogenics group at Oxford University.
Tel: 01865 309 692
Led by Professor Nicholas Hankins, the Sustainable Water Engineering Group at Begbroke conducts fundamental and applied research into technologies for potable water production, desalination and waste-water treatment.
Energy and Power Group
EPG is a multidisciplinary team of electrical, mechanical, chemical, civil engineers and physicists, developing innovative electrical and mechanical engineering tools and techniques used to produce smart, highly efficient, high performance energy system components. Strongly focused on industrial collaboration and spin-out activities, larger scale lab work is carried out at Begbroke Science Park.
Ian Thompson investigates the role of micro-organisms including the development of bioreactors for treating industrial effluent, metal recovery and water recycling, and exploitation of microbial-nanomaterial interactions for killing water-borne pathogens.
Dr David Armstrong, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow develops mechanical testing techniques at the nano and micro scale to study a range of important materials for both fission and fusion power. Working with industrial and academic partners across Europe his work relates micro scale mechanical properties and deformation mechanisms to macro scale behaviour.
Research focuses on a range of polymer and polymer composite materials. Particular areas of interest include polymer surfaces and interfaces, nanocomposites, thin film deposition onto polymers including vacuum roll-to-roll deposition, thin film flexible electronics and photovoltaic materials.
Interested in how light energy is absorbed, dissipated, transported and stored. Combining research programmes in experimental and theoretical solid state physics as well as material synthesis and characterisation it aims to create and develop sources of sustainable energy driven by the power of the sun.