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Prof Tapas Mallick

Professor & Chair in Clean Technologies


Telephone: 01326 259465

I currently Academic Lead, Renewable Energy and lead solar energy activities within the ESI. My research focus is applied solar energy and, with my research team, I look at bridging the urban and rural energy divide through solar energy implementation. I am particularly interested in teaching advanced solar energy engineering and heat transfer for renewable energy systems. I am actively involved various RCUK, European and Industrial funded research projects in the area of Solar Energy. I am part of SUPERGEN solar consortium - key research consortium in the UK. In addition, I am Editor-in-Chief Advances in Renewable Energy Journal.

Research Interests:

  • Renewable energy
  • Concentrating solar photovoltaics
  • Heat transfer, optics and electrical modelling
  • Building integrated photovoltaics
  • Static solar concentrators
  • Integrated renewables (biomass, wind and solar integration)
  • Novel materials for solar electricity
  • Solar electricity for sustainable building

Current Projects:

  • EPSRC funded SUPERGEN Energy Stroage project n-COSH
  • EPSRC funded SUPERGEN Energy Stroage project Redox-flow batter 
  • EPSRC funded Joint UK-India Clean Energy Centre
  • Scalable Solar Thermoelectric and Photovoltaics: SUNTRAP - EPSRC funded SUPERGEN Solar Challenge project
  • Reliable and Efficient System for Community Energy Solutions: RESCUES - EPSRC funded UK-India project
  • Sustainable energy production through biomas gasification integrated with solar thermal conversion” British Council UKIERI.
  • International and Industrial Engagement Fund”, SUPERGEN SuperSolar
  • International and Industrial Engagement Fund - Round 2, SUPERGEN SuperSolar
  • Impact Acceleration Award


  • 2003 PhD in Solar Energy Engineering (University of Ulster)
  • 1998 Mtech in Energy Science and Technology (Jadavpur University, India)
  • 1996 MSc Physics (Visva-Bharati University, India)
  • 1994 BSc Physics (Visva-Bharati University, India)


  • 2013 Chair in Clean Technologies, University of Exeter
  • 2011-2012 Senior Lecturer, Heriot-Watt University
  • 2007-2011 Lecturer, Heriot-Watt University
  • 2003-2007 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Ulster and Warwick University

Editorial Board

  • Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Renewable Energy (ARE), March 2015 to date
  • Editor-in-Chief of Editorial Board for Energy Sources in the Journal of Energies, April 2016 – to date
  • Guest Editor for International Journal of Energies, Sep 2015, Switzerland
  • Editorial Board Member for “Advanced Energy: International Journal – AEIJ”, Jan 2013 to date
  • Editorial Board Member for Advanced Solar Thermal Energy, Jan 2013 to date
  • Guest Editor for International Journal of Photoenergy, 2012