Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 222222
Loughborough University

Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)

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Dr Patrick Isherwood

Lecturer in Solar Energy
MSci, MSc, Phd, FGS, AMInstP

Tel: +44(0)1509 635306

Location: MBG.0.L02, Garendon Wing

Patrick gained an MSci in Geoscience from the Unviersity of Durham in 2008, followed by an MSc in Engineering Geology from Newcastle University in 2010.  He developed a keen interest in renewable energy (particularly solar energy) during his MSc and decided to pursue this further, undertaking a PhD at the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), part of Loughborough University’s Wolfson School.  Having gained his doctorate in 2015, Patrick became a post-doctoral Research Associate at CREST prior to taking up his current post as a lecturer in 2018. 

Institute of Physics – Ion and Plasma Surface Interactions group committee member and current newsletter editor

External Collaborators:

  • Southampton University
  • Bath University
  • Oxford University
  • Colorado State University
  • Dycotec Ltd.



  • PJM Isherwood. Copper zinc oxide: Investigation into a p-type mixed metal oxide system, Vacuum 139, 173-177, 2017
  • PJM Isherwood, KT Butler, A Walsh, JM Walls. A tunable amorphous p-type ternary oxide system: The highly mismatched alloy of copper tin oxide, Journal of Applied Physics 118 (10), 105702, 2015
  • PJM Isherwood, N Neves, JW Bowers, P Newbatt, JM Walls. High quality aluminium doped zinc oxide target synthesis from nanoparticulate powder and characterisation of sputtered thin films, Thin Solid Films 566, 108-114, 2014    
  • S Uličná, PJM Isherwood, PM Kaminski, JM Walls, J Li, CA Wolden. Development of ZnTe as a back contact material for thin film cadmium telluride solar cells, Vacuum 139, 159-163, 2017