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Mark Alston

Mark Alston is the Non-Domestic Energy Lead in material energy. Mark’s research focuses upon harnessing solar irradiance upon building facades to adsorb, transfer and redirect solar energy gains through technological understanding and knowledge and to integrate advancements of material science, nanotechnology, physics and chemistry to control conductivity of material matter for energy generation.

Other aspects of Mark’s research includes enabling Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) advancement to thermally control and regulate core material temperature in an active manner by using sensors and actuators, and to use the approaches of nature’s adaptive functions, of biologically inspired intelligent materials to enable progression of real-time, reactive materials that form the surfaces of buildings. To progress the material envelope from being a mere material entity, to becoming a dynamic energy system to regulate its own thermal conductivity levels, by the hour, season and weather conditions.