Dr Hasan Baig


I am a passionate Energy Engineer with over 12 years of experience in developing several low carbon technologies, setting up a state-of-the-art solar laboratory, teaching engineering courses and supervising students. I have spearheaded several UKRI & Innovate UK projects under interdisciplinary settings, provided technical leadership, written grant proposals, and carried out wider engagement with several national and international universities/industries. Currently, I work as an Assistant Professor/ Lecturer in Renewable Energy at Kingston University where I teach and lead the activity of research and development of renewable energy technologies.

Further, I supervise and mentor PhD students and carry out teaching, evaluation, and course development activity for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Previously, as a named Research Fellow, I worked on an EPSRC, and CREDS Funded project titled ‘Advanced building façade design for optimal delivery of end-use energy demand'. My work focused on the design of novel glazing/window technologies and developing Integrated Energy models to predict and optimise their performance, analyse their environmental impacts, and incorporate the principles of the circular economy within its design. 

I am also the founding director of a university spin-out Build Solar Ltd which aims to integrate cutting edge solar technologies within buildings and infrastructure. I hold a British patent for the Solar Squared technology (GB2561369) which is currently being pursued in several international territories. In 2019, I received the Cornwall Sustainability Award for Innovation under the Sustainability category. In 2021, I received a Teaching Award nomination as an outstanding supervisor for supervising an undergraduate dissertation project at the University of Exeter. This work was further presented at the esteemed BCUR conference.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Renewable Energy


  • 2015: PhD in Renewable Energy- University of Exeter, UK
  • 2008: M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering - King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, KSA
  • 2005: B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering- Osmania University, India

Teaching and learning

Currently, I am teaching 

  • Green Engineering and Energy Efficiency



My research interests include Manufacturing Renewable Energy technologies, Engineering design, Nanofluids, Sustainable materials, Concentrating Photovoltaics, Electric Vehicles and Space-based Solar.

I have published >45 refereed journal articles in high impact journals attracting >1500 citations. I have given >12 invited talks and presented >15 conference papers and posters. My recent work was published on the cover page of RSC Sustainable Energy & Fuels and highlighted in the PV magazine.

Areas of specialism

  • Solar Energy
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • CFD
  • FEA

Scholarly affiliations

  • Kingston University
  • University of Exeter
  • King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
  • Osmania University


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Chandan, Baig, Hasan, ali Tahir, Asif, Reddy, K.S., Mallick, Tapas K. and Pesala, Bala (2022) Performance improvement of a desiccant based cooling system by mitigation of non-uniform illumination on the coupled low concentrating photovoltaic thermal units. Energy Conversion and Management, 257, p. 115438. ISSN (print) 0196-8904

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