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Miss Katie Shanks




I am a PhD student working with modelling software to design and optimise optics in the concentrating photovoltaic system.  I work with Professor Tapas Mallick and a small group of researchers involved in the BioCPV project, a BURD (Bridging the Urban and Rural Divide) project tackling the challenges of rural living in developing countries by meeting energy demands for the health care centre, School and cooking in small villages.

Research interests

  • Renewable energy
  • Efficiency, optimisation, characteristics and effects of different irradiance distributions
  • Realistic working conditions and performance


2012 Mphs Energy Science and Technology (Heriott-Watt University)