Dr Hasan Baig

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Dr Hasan Baig

Research Fellow


My research is focused on the efficiency and durability enhancement of PV and CPV systems using PCM materials as part of the RESCUES project.  I am particularly interested in understanding how effectively we can utilise the heat dissipated from these systems. In addition to this I am currently involved in different capacities for a number of projects in the field of Solar Energy. These include SUNTRAP and a UKIERI-DST project. Previously, I have also worked in the BioCPV project in which I have developed a remote data monitoring system and introduced the concept of secondary Conjugate optics for HCPV systems.

During my PhD research I explored the importance of non-uniform illumination in Concentrating Photovoltaic systems. I have designed and analysed different types of Building Integrated Concentrating Photovoltaic systems and have introduced novel solutions of improving their efficiencies. My particular focus has been on development of a optical-electrical and thermal model which could be used for any CPV system.

In December 2013 I won the Impact award under the Sustainable futures category for my PhD research.

I am a researcher with experience in multiple areas of engineering design and energy management. I have extensive experience in the area of product design and its associated numerical analysis using simulation software. I am very well versed with computational tools involving finite element, and computational fluid dynamics.  

I am a practiced user of several software’s namely, Ansys, Fluent, COMSOL Multiphysics, Solid Works, OptisWorks, Trnsys, ASAP, APEX, EES, SAM, PVSYST, IDEAS, RetScreen and PRO-E. My current interests are in using 3d printing technologies in the field of solar energy.

I am also a member of the Renewable Energy department in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences and support their teaching programme.

Research publication titles



Research interests

  • Solar energy
  • Non Imaging Optics
  • Concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology
  • Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)
  • Heat transfer
  • Engineering design
  • Finite element methods
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Desalination
  • Product design
  • Phase Change Materials

Current projects

  •   Reliable and Efficient System for Community Energy Solution - RESCUES


2015 PhD Renewable Energy (University of Exeter)
MS in Mechanical Engineering (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals)
2005 BE in Mechanical Engineering (Osmania University)


2015      Research Fellow, Environment & Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter
2012-13 Research Assistant, Heriot-Watt University
2008-11 Researcher, Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy

Contact details

Email h.baig@exeter.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0) 1326 259467
Building Environment and Sustainability Institute
Room 1.03
Address University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
Cornwall TR10 9FE