Professor of Renewable Energy, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Prof Nicola Pearsall is a lecturer and researcher in the field of renewable energy at Nothurmbria University. She is also director of the Northumbria Photovoltaics Applications Centre and leader of the Energy Systems research group.

EE Pearsall Staffprofile 255Professor Pearsall undertakes research and teaching in the field of renewable energy, specialising in photovoltaics (the direct conversion of sunlight to electricity). She is also the director of the Northumbria Photovoltaics Applications Centre and leader of the Energy Systems research group.

Nicola graduated from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology with an honours degree in Physics, before gaining her PhD in the area of indium phosphide solar cells for space applications from Cranfield Institute of Technology. She joined the University in 1989 whilst completing her PhD and has held a variety of research and teaching positions, before being awarded the title of Professor in 2004.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Renewable Energy, Northumbria University, Newcastle