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Professor in the Department of EngineeringE381 (Christopherson)+44 (0) 191 33 42495
Director of Centre for Molecular and Nanoscale Electronics in the Centre for Molecular and Nanoscale Electronics  
Fellow in the Durham Energy Institute  



Dr Groves' research centres on the exploitation of new materials for energy generation and unconventional computing. This involves the development of simulation models to link the stucture of organic materials to the performance of devices, new experimental techniques such as 1/f noise spectroscopy, and engineering better performance via additive manufacture. He has published more than 40 papers, book chapters, and review articles that have been cited more than 2000 times. He is Institution Director for the North East Centre for Energy Materials and the EPSRC Centre for Renewable Energy Northeast Universities (ReNU), as well as an Editor for the Springer Nature Journal, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics.

Research interests

  • Unconventional computing
  • Modelling of electronic transport in conducting polymers
  • Organic Electronic devices
  • Photovoltaics

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Awarded Grants

  • 2018: Rutherford Strategic Partner Grant(£9250.00 from )
  • 2017: NECEM(£62266.64 from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
  • 2012: Fixing the odds: Measuring electrical randomness to improve mobility in organic materials(£99787.54 from Epsrc)
  • 2012: Predicting the odds: Using electrical noise to measure and predict failure modes in organic electrol devices(£10764.00 from Epsrc)
  • 2010: Mapping nano-scale charge transport in materials for low-cost photovoltaics(£2195.00 from )

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Chapter in book

  • Vissol-Gaudin, E, Kotsialos, A, Massey, MK, Zeze, DA, Pearson, C, Groves, C & Petty MC (2016). Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation. In
  • Groves, C (2014). Modeling OPV Performance - Morphology, Transport and Recombination. In Organic Solar Cells - Fundamentals, Devices and Upsacling. Rand, BP & Richter, H Pan Stanford.
  • Groves, C & Greenham, NC (2014). Chapter 467 Monte Carlo Simulations of Organic Photovoltaics. In Computational Photovoltaics. Beljonne, D & Cornil, J Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

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