Thanks to Newton and those giants who have been able to climb onto his mighty shoulders to bring nature’s laws to light, it is now possible, even on our finite Earth, to empower all to thrive.
This highly motivating working hypothesis was formulated while putting into practice what was learnt during an inspiring decade at Imperial researching these giant engines of discovery.
For the last 25 years this practice centred on technology development projects with leading European research institutions, such as Fraunhofer and Imperial. The challenge has been to demonstrate how the work of these giants could be employed to enable all to thrive, even with a rapidly growing population and seemingly limited resources.
Key to this is solar power, a renewable resource that is so vast in comparison to our energy needs that it could also drive recycling of all the scarce resources that we need to thrive and in addition clean up the mess we have made of our land, sea and air.
To achieve these goals cost-effectively we have been working with our many collaborators to develop an invaluable optical toolkit to optimise spectral radiance for a range of applications.
This toolkit facilitates step-changes in fields as diverse as power generation, heating, cooling, lighting, optical wireless communications and machine perception.
Integration with many other advances suggests radically new approaches to sectors such as energy, water, waste, construction, agriculture, communications, transport, food and chemical processing, smart cities, medical diagnostics and even CO2 drawdown.
With the dangerously high levels of greenhouse gases the need for the last is now urgent, which by utilising best practice systems engineering, we have reason to believe can be affordably reduced rapidly. This is therefore the main focus for application of our optical technology.
Emails to Barry@BarryClive.com would be particularly welcome from those interested in the working hypothesis above.