Professor Peter Hargrave

Director of Innovation and Engagement

School of Physics and Astronomy

Email:
p.hargrave@astro.cf.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6682
Location:
N/1.18, Queen's Buildings - North Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
  • Director of Innovation and Engagement for the School of Physics & Astronomy
  • Member of University Senate.
  • Honours and awards

    • Member of STFC Futures & Global Challenges Panel
    • Member of CEOI-ST Project Peer Review Panel
    • Member of the Herschel Calibration Steering Group.
    • Institute of Physics Low Temperature Committee
    • Module organiser for PX1124, The Universe, from Particles to Galaxies.
    • Module organiser for PX3349, Commercialising Innovation.
    • Deputy module organiser for PX3110, Galaxies.
    • Deputy module organiser for PX3226, Physics of Semiconductor Devices.

    Research interests

    Astronomy

    Understanding the formation and evolution of cosmic dust, it's origin, and it's role in star formation.

    Earth Observation

    Understanding the role of ice clouds in the global climate system. Development of novel instrumentation to observe high-altitude cirrus and constrain parameters in global climate models.

    Technical

    Cryogenic technology - cooling systems, heat switches, thermal engineering.Detector technology development - bolometers (TES & NTD sensors).Optical coatings.New instrumentation for Earth observation applications.

    Supervision

    Astronomy

    Understanding the formation and evolution of cosmic dust, it's origin, and it's role in star formation.

    Earth Observation

    Understanding the role of ice clouds in the global climate system. Development of novel instrumentation to observe high-altitude cirrus and constrain parameters in global climate models.

    Technical

    Cryogenic technology - cooling systems, heat switches, thermal engineering.Detector technology development - bolometers (TES & NTD sensors).Optical coatings.New instrumentation for Earth observation applications.