Luke GearTechnology Analyst

Luke is a Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, where his areas of research include electric vehicles and energy storage. Luke holds a Master of Physics from the University of Bath, where he studied a variety of topics including photonics, nanoscience and condensed matter. Before joining IDTechEx, Luke completed his Master's placement at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. His focus was on increasing the computational efficiency of an in-house software called SMITER, which models the heat distribution of components inside a fusion experiment. This work contributed to the ITER project, currently under construction in France, which hopes to be the first fusion experiment to generate a surplus of energy. 

Luke has also completed an industrial placement at BAE Systems, where he helped test radar-absorbent materials, and engineer high-bandwidth antennas. He received a Chairman's Award for Innovation for his experimental work in November 2014. More recently, Luke completed an internship at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, where he published a report and datasets on policy drivers for behind-the-meter energy storage.

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