Dr Amruta Joshi PhD

Dr Amruta Joshi

School of Chemical Engineering
Research fellow

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Amruta P. Joshi is a Research fellow in Energy Systems and Policy Analysis Group. She works as a Local Energy Systems Modelling Knowledge Exchange fellow for Accelerating Thermal Energy Technology Adoption (ATETA) project which supports small and medium enterprises (SMEs). 

Amruta is passionate about sustainable development and role renewable energy in it, so she strives to contribute to decarbonisation strategies in energy sector through her research in energy storage and solar photovoltaics.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Energy Science and Engineering 2019 from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • B.E. in Electronics 2006 from Mumbai University 

Biography

Amruta Joshi obtained her Ph.D. from Department of Energy Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2019 for thesis work on ‘Analysis of recombination activity of nickel and copper in silicon solar cells’. During her Ph.D., she worked extensively on reliability-long term stability of metal contacts of silicon solar cells using advanced material and electrical characterisation. She was also involved in setting up laboratory facilities at National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE), at IIT Bombay.

Subsequent to thesis submission, she worked as Research Associate at NCPRE for establishing secondary reference calibration facility for solar cells and modules and developed understanding about accreditation including technical procedures as well as policy aspects. After relocating to UK, she worked as a Research fellow at University of Southampton from August 2019 to July 2020 on optimisation of energy storage for microgrid applications.

Research

  • Analysis of energy storage systems for various applications and their optimisation
  • Modelling and simulation of performance degradation of energy storage
  • Solar Photovoltaics   

Publications

  • Mehul C. Raval, Amruta P. Joshi, Sandeep S. Saseendran, Stephen Suckow, S. Sarvanan, Chetan S.Solanki, Anil Kottantharayil, “Study of nickel silicide formation and associated fill-factor loss analysis for silicon solar cells with plated Ni-Cu based metallization”, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Vol.5, No.6, November 2015. 

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