Tapas Mallick


Solar Power

Research Group

Dr Hasan Baig Research Fellow

Walid Issa - Associate Research Fellow

Dr Nazmi Sellami - Associate Research Fellow

Adrian Allen - PhD Student

Rashid Al-Badwawi - PhD Student

Leonardo Micheli - PhD Student

Garry Naman - PhD Student (Heriot-Watt)

Katie Shanks - PhD Student

Shivangi Sharma - PhD Student

James Yule - Mechanical Technician



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Professor Tapas Mallick

Chair in Clean Technologies (Renewable Energy)


I currently 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 Academic Lead of the Renewable Energy group in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

You can find out more by watching a two-minute video of me explaining my work.

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

  • Development and Integration of Biomass and Concentrating Photovoltaic System for Rural and Urban Energy Bridge: BioCPV - EPSRC funded UK-India project
  • 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 – UKIERI funded UK-India project


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


2013 Chair in Clean Technologies, University of Exeter
Senior Lecturer, Heriot-Watt University
Lecturer, Heriot-Watt University
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Ulster and Warwick University

Contact details

Email t.k.mallick@exeter.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0) 1326  259465
Building Environment and Sustainability Institute
Room 1.02
Address University of Exeter 
Penryn Campus
Cornwall TR10 9FE