Alan Drew

  • Professor of Physics - Queen Mary University of London

Research interests

Interested in structure-function relationships of energy materials, and their application in developing nations in delivering clean, green and sustainable energy. In particular:

  • Understanding spin and charge carrier dynamics in organic and biological materials, relevant for energy (solar cells), data storage (spintronics) and biological systems (electron stransfer)
  • The properties of materials with novel quantum mechanical states, relevant for energy (quantum dots for solar cells) and novel quantum states
  • Structure function relationships in biomass derived carbons, relevant for energy (solar cells and battery materials)

Active in international develpoment, most recently having founded the Indonesian National Batteries Research Institute (2020) funded via institutional GCFR QR grant, and a British Council Researcher Links Climate Change workshop “Delivering a battery revolution - reducing the drivers of climate change in Indonesia”),  which is a satellite workshop of COP26 to be held in Glasgow.