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Professor Michael Walls

Professor of Photovoltaics for Power Systems

Areas of expertise

Expertise: Solar energy, photovoltaics device research, thin film photovoltaics


Michael Walls is Professor of Photovoltaics for Power Systems in the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST). He is responsible for photovoltaics device research within CREST and his research focus is in thin film photovoltaics.

He is a member of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) UK PV Strategy Group and Co-Chair of its Innovation Task Force.  He is a member of several Solar Energy Industry bodies including SEII and SESSIG.  He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the IEEE Photovoltaics Specialist Conference (PVSC). He is an active member of the Ion and Plasma Surface Interactions (IPSI) Group of the Institute of Physics and is organizer of the “Advances in Photovoltaics” meeting held annually in London.

He has been responsible for more than 100 publications including 3 books and 15 patents. He is currently Chairman of Applied Thermal Control Ltd which he co-founded in 1995. He is a non-executive Director of Power Vision Ltd, which he co-founded in 2009.  In 2014, he became a member of the Advisory Board for The Solar Cloth Company Ltd.

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