Solar Energy Applications Group (SEAG) / TCD Solar

The research undertaken by the Solar Energy Applications Group (SEAG) / TCD Solar concentrates on the conversion of sunlight into usable forms of energy.

The research activities undertaken address the need to generate clean energy and improve current energy systems to provide sufficient energy for an increasing global population. The SEAG / TCD Solar team has its independent Solar Laboratory for research purposes.

SEAG / TCD Solar research concentrates on several areas of interest including:

  • Advanced luminescent solar devices
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Solar collectors
  • Building integration of solar devices and systems
  • Small and large scale solar energy systems
  • Photovoltaic systems
  • Solar thermal systems


Research Team

Research Staff

  • Dr. Hind Ahmed
  • Dr. Subhash Chandra
  • Dr. Mojtaba Nasiri
  • Dr. Arunima Sethi
  • Dr. Hoda Akbari
  • Dr Maria Browne
  • Dr Vincent Carragher

Executive Officer

  • Aisling Shiels


Doctoral Researchers

  • Bill Cass
  • Aaron Glenn
  • Atiq Ur Rehman
  • Sarah Gilligan
  • Moacir Oliviera
  • Mehran Rafiee

Collaborating Doctoral Researchers

  • Ayda Esfandyari
  • James Walshe