Skip to content

Daniel Farrell

  • Research Associate
  • Imperial College London
  • 7PublicationsNumber of items in Daniel's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 9Followers


I'm a postdoctoral researcher in the Quantum Photovoltaics Group at Imperial College London. I'm interested in the fundamentals of solar energy conversion and how optical systems can be used to enhance efficiency and lower costs. During my PhD I developed quantum dot based luminescent concentrators, and demonstrated the first quantum dot tandem collectors. I also developed an advanced optical ray tracing software, "PVTrace" ( for simulation of luminescent photovoltaic devices. As a Research Associate I have developed rate models for both the hot-carrier solar cell and the intersubband cooling dynamics in quantum dots.

Recent publications

  • A hot-carrier solar cell with optical energy selective contacts

    • Farrell D
    • Takeda Y
    • Nishikawa K
    • et al.
    Get full text
  • Routes to High-efficiency Photovoltaic Conversion of Solar Energy

    • Farrell D
    • Ekins-Daukes N

Professional experience

Research Associate

Imperial College London

January 2009 - Present



Imperial College London, University of London

October 2004 - January 2009(4 years)


Department of Physics,The University of Hull

October 2000 - June 2004(4 years)


Followers (9)

Explore network

Following (6)