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WGU ten years

Renewable energy (technologies; industry in Wales)

Professor Stuart Irvine

Research Professor in opto-electronic materials for solar energy

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Solar energy, photovoltaics, renewable energy industry


Professor Irvine's research interests cover deposition of thin film materials by Metal-organic Chemical Vapour Deposition (MOCVD), thin film solar cells and application of advanced thin film materials to the solar energy and opto-electronics industry. This research has led to the development of new optical in situ monitoring devices to measure growth rate, layers thickness and roughening of the growing films. This is being commercialised through the spin out of a successful company ORS Ltd (, which based at OpTIC Glyndwr in St Asaph. The value of awarded grants to Professor Irvine’s group over the past six years has been in excess of £4m.

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