Dr Edward Barrett
Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
Faculty of the Built Environment
- Joined UCL
- 1st Sep 2019
Edward is a physicist with a background in optoelectronics and has worked in fields ranging from fibre optics to lighting to zoology.
Research expertise includes:
- performance analysis of lighting systems
- visual perception, psychophysics
- fabrication and characterisation of LEDs, solar cells, and other optoelectronic structures
Recent published research at UCL has looked at the performance gap between design and operation in the built environment.
Edward is a Lecturer (Teaching) in Building Physics Monitoring and teaches on the MEng Engineering & Architectural Design. He also teaches on the MSc Light and Lighting, on which he acted as Programme Lead for most of 2020.
- Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
- Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2007
- University of Bristol
- Other higher degree, Master of Natural Science | 2003
Edward's doctoral and early postdoctoral
research focused on cleanroom-based fabrication and characterisation of
optoelectronic devices made from organic and inorganic semiconductor
materials, first at Imperial College and then at the Optoelectronic
Research Centre at Southampton. Having explored mesopic visual perception in his research, he first joined UCL in 2011 on a project investigating street lighting glare.
This was followed by a role at the Nanoscience Centre at Cambridge,
designing photomasks and fabricating test surfaces with a variety of
pillar, ridge, and fan-like microstructures, along with surfaces with
hydrophobicity patterned on the micron scale.
He returned to UCL to help with the relocation to Here East of the Bartlett Lighting Simulator, and with the upgrade of the luminaires and control system. He now works in Building Physics Monitoring at the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering.