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Prof Tapas Mallick

Professor & Chair in Clean Technologies

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I am Professor and Chair in Clean Technologies, Renewable Energy and Lead of Solar Energy Research Group within the Environment & Sustainability Institute. I am also Director and Scientific Advisor of the BuildSolar Limited. I am also Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. 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, EUED centre - key research consortium in the UK. In addition, I am Associate Editor and Subject Editor of the Journals Energies and IET Renewable Power Generation. I have strong relationship with many ODA countries spans accross Indian continent, Middle East, and sub-saharan African continent. I have supervised twenty-two PhDs to completion and engaged several governmental level panel accross the world. In 2016 I received British Indian Award for services to Education in the UK and in 2018 BuildSolar received Best Innovation for Sustainability award in Cornwall. 

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For PhD and Post Doctoral Research oppertunities, email me.

Research Interests:

  • Renewable energy
  • Concentrating solar photovoltaics
  • Thermal Energy Storage
  • 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
  • Building energy efficiencies and smart glazing

Current Projects:

  • EPSRC funded End User Energy Demand Technology 2 project on smart Phase Change Materials for smart glazing.
  • EPSRC funded End User Energy Demand Technology 1 project on building integrated concentrated photovoltaics for Advanced building facade technologies.
  • EPSRC funded SUPERGEN Energy Stroage project n-COSH
  • EPSRC funded Joint UK-India Clean Energy Centre
  • EPSRC funded UK-India Clean Energy Centre Flexible funding
  • EU funded Energy independent farming project
  • EU funded E2C project


  • 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)


  • 2018 Director and Scientific Advisor of BuildSolar Limited
  • 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

  • Section Editor-in-Chief of Energies Journal, March 2015 to date
  • Subject Editor for IET Renewable Power Generation, 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 2019
  • Guest Editor for International Journal of Photoenergy, 2012

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  • Mallick TK, Sellami N. Optical Concentrator and associated Photovoltaic Devices, Patent Number: PCT/GB2012/053221, UK, 2014.

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