Contact Dr Peter King

Areas of expertise

  • Precision Engineering
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Manufacturing


Dr Peter King gained an MPhys from Oxford University and joined Cranfield on the MSc in Ultra Precision Technologies course. Following this course he continued at Cranfield working on his PhD in the field of Concentrating Solar Power. On completing his thesis, titled "Form Measurement and Durability of Mirror Surfaces for Concentrating Solar Power Applications", he was appointed as a Research Fellow in Concentrating Solar Thermal Manufacturing at Cranfield. 

Current activities

Dr Peter King's current research is focused on the field of Concentrating Solar Power. His interests include assessment of solar collector shapes with ground and UAV based photogrammetry and the evaluation of mirror durability using sand erosion and simulated cleaning. 

His current projects include:

FP7-ENERGY-2010-2, Project Number 268219, MATS - "Multipurpose applications by Thermodynamic Solar".

FP7-ENERGY-2013-IRP, Project Number 609837, STAGE STE - "Scientific and Technical Alliance for Guaranteeing the European Excellence in Concentrating Solar Thermal Energy"

H2020-LCE-02-2015, Project number 654479, WASCOP - "Water Saving for Solar Concentrated Power"

H2020-LCE-33-2016, Project number 731287, INSHIP - “Integrating National Research Agendas on Solar Heat for Industrial Processes”

H2020-LCE-11-2017, Project number 792103, SOLWATT – “Solving Water Issues for CSP Plants”


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