John Pye is a Lecturer in the Solar Thermal group of the Research School of Engineering.
His main research area is high-temperature solar thermal energy systems, with a focus on modelling and simulation. He also has interests in non-imaging optics, two-phase flow, thermoeconomic optimisation, and solar-chemical energy systems.
High-temperature solar thermal energy.
Energy systems analysis and modelling.
Thermodynamics and heat transfer.
Optical and structural optimisation of concentrators.
Two-phase flow boiling.
Solar gasification of biomass for fuel production.
Solar thermal electricity.
Cloud-tracking for solar thermal system performance prediction.
Grid integration of solar thermal electricity plants with storage.