Currently I have three complementary research themes relating to energy. Only key papers are given.
The first theme covers electrode interfaces, devices and manufacturing processes for polymer optoelectronics [1,2] and the photophysics of molecular materials . This is the backbone of my research, building on my industrial expertise. I have supervised 5 PhD’s in this field. My research highlight  is the statistical experimental determination of the distance power law for energy transfer between molecules in a dielectric matrix.
The second theme covers the field performance and integration of PV systems into the UK electricity network [4,5]. This research now dominates my portfolio with an industrial contract with National Grid to provide methods to calculate the contribution of PV power on the UK transmission network. The as developed methods are now live in the National Grid control room. This work has been funded through a combination of research council, industry and higher education innovation funding and as a result of continued grant capture I now direct the largest UK research database of PV performance (Microgen database).
The third theme investigates future energy systems through collaborative knowledge production. This work was completed in conjunction with social science and humanities researchers and is linked to themes 1 and 2. It attracted a large EPSRC grant following on from University seed funding of a 3 student PhD network. [6,7]
Public facing PV performance analysis site: www.microgen-database.org.uk
PV live now cast data and API: www.solar.sheffield.ac.uk/pvlive/
 J. Griffin, D. C. Watters, H. Yi, A. Iraqi, D. Lidzey and A. R. Buckley. The Influence of MoOx Anode Stoicheometry on the Performance of Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials. Vol. 3, (2013) 903–908.
 A. R. Buckley (Editor and chapter author). Organic light emitting diodes – Materials, devices and applications. Woodhead 2013.
 A. P. Green and A. R. Buckley. Solid state concentration quenching of organic fluorophores in PMMA. Phys Chem. Chem Phys. Vol 17. (2015) 1435-1440
 G. Colantuono, A. Everard, L. M. H. Hall and A. R. Buckley. Monitoring nationwide ensembles of PV generators: Limitations and uncertainties. The case of the UK. Solar Energy. Vol. 108 (2014) 252-263
 J Taylor, J. Leloux, A. Everard, J. Briggs, L. M. H. Hall and A. R. Buckley. Performance of distributed PV in the UK. A statistical analysis of over 7000 systems. Proceedings of the 31st European solar energy conference. Hamburg. 2015. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2019.6568
 Anna Krzywoszynska, Alastair Buckley, Huw Birch, Matt Watson, Prue Chiles, Jose Mawyin, Helen Holmes & Nicky Gregson. Co-producing Energy Futures. Building Research Information. Vol 44. pp804-815 (2016) http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09613218.2016.1211838
 A review of energy systems modelling in the UK. Prevalent usage and categorization. Lisa M.H.Hall and Alastair Buckley. Applied Energy. Vol 169 (2015) pp607-628. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306261916301672