Daniel Farrell is a JSPS Research Fellow at the New Energy Group at RCAST, University of Tokyo. Previously he was a postdoctoral researcher and postgraduate student in the Experimental Solid State Physics group at Imperial College London. He works on photovoltaic energy conversion, in particularly he is interested in the hot-carrier solar cell, the intermediate band solar cell, and spectral modification of sunlight.
- JSPS Research Fellow — University of Tokyo, RCAST (Nov 2011 - present)
Currently working on nanostructured hot-carrier solar cells with optical energy selective contacts and dilute nitride intermediate band solar cells.
- Research Associate — Imperial College London (Jan 2009 - Oct 2011)
Developed the new concept of the 'optical' hot-carrier solar cell, resulting in 4 provisional patents. Developed a rate/device model for the dynamics of the carrier cooling and heat transport in the hot-carrier materials.
- Postgraduate Student — Imperial College London (Oct 2004 - Jan 2009)
Fabricated, characterised and simulated the first quantum dot based luminescent solar concentrator tandem. Wrote optical Monte-Carlo software: pvtrace and performed thermodynamic limiting efficiency analysis of luminescent concentrator devices.