Prof. Stuart Irvine is director of the Centre for Solar Energy Research (CSER) at Glyndŵr University’s OpTIC centre in St. Asaph North Wales. He has over 30 years of experience in compound semiconductors, working for government, industry and in academia and published over 160 refereed papers and book chapters. His research interests have included infrared detector materials, new techniques in Metal Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition (MOCVD), in situ process monitoring and solar energy materials. He led the PV SUPERGEN research consortium that pioneered new approaches to high efficiency thin film photovoltaic (PV) materials and devices and is Director of the LCRI SPARC industrial research project. Professor Irvine is a Chartered Physicist and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP) and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM).