Editorial Advisory Board

  • Gary Yu

    Gary Yu

    Senior Vice President, Operations, Trina Solar
    Mr. Yu served as Trina Solar’s Vice President of Manufacturing since May 2007 and in July 2010 was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Operations. Mr. Yu has 17 years’ manufacturing management experience in semiconductor-related industries. Before joining Trina Solar, he was Managing Director of Wuxi Lite-On Technology, an LED assembly company based in China. Prior to Wuxi Lite-On Technology, he served as a Director of Manufacturing for 1st Silicon Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia, prior to which he worked at Macronix International, a semiconductor integrated device manufacturer in Taiwan. Mr. Yu has a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Tunghai University.
  • Takashi Tomita

    Takashi Tomita

    Senior Executive Fellow, Sharp Solar
    Takashi Tomita has been working at Sharp for 34 years and is widely recognised as a fore-father of the solar industry in Japan. He was responsible for setting up Sharp's solar cell manufacturing facilities in Nara and silicon production in Toyama. Takashi's passion for solar power has led him to hold numerous posts outside of his roles at Sharp, including: Vice Representative at the Japan Photovoltaic Industry Association; Committee Member of Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard of METI; Adviser Board Member of Advanced Technology of Nara; Visiting Professor of Tohoku University; Adviser of ASUKA DBJ Partners (JAPAN) and Adviser of Global Catalyst Partners (US).
  • Dr. Peng Heng Chang

    Dr. Peng Heng Chang

    CEO, Motech Industries, Inc.
    Dr. P.H. Chang was elected CEO of Motech in March 2010. Dr. Chang has over 30 years of experience in management at multinational technology companies and in-depth knowledge in Materials Engineering. Prior to joining Motech, Dr. Chang was VP of Materials Management and Risk Management, VP of Human Resources and Senior Director of Materials Management at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC); VP of Administration at Worldwide Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at National Chiao Tung University in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Dr. Chang also worked for Inland Steel Co. and Texas Instruments in the US prior to 1990. He received his Ph.D. degree in materials engineering from Purdue University in 1981.
  • Professor Eicke R. Weber

    Professor Eicke R. Weber

    Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg
    Professor Eicke R. Weber is the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg. Weber has earned an international reputation as a materials researcher for defects in silicon and III-V semiconductors such as gallium arsenide and gallium nitride. He spent 23 years in the U.S. in research roles, most recently as Professor at the University of California in Berkeley. Weber is also the Chair of Applied Physics, Solar Energy, at the University of Freiburg, and during his career has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Alexander von Humboldt Prize in 1994, and the German Cross of Merit on ribbon in June 2006.
  • Dr. Zhengrong Shi

    Dr. Zhengrong Shi

    Chief Executive Officer, Suntech
    Dr. Zhengrong Shi is founder, CEO and Chairman of the board of directors of Suntech. Prior to founding Suntech in 2001, he was a Research Director and Executive Director of Pacific Solar Pty., Ltd., the next-generation thin-film technology company, before which he was a Senior Research Scientist and leader of the Thin Film Solar Cells Research Group in the Centre of Excellence for Photovoltaic Engineering at the University of New South Wales in Australia. Dr. Shi holds 15 patents in PV technologies and is a much-published author in the industry. His work has earned him such accolades as "Hero of the Environment" (TIME magazine 2007) and "Corporate Citizen of the Year" at the China Business Leaders Awards 2007. A member of the NYSE advisory board, Dr. Shi has a Bachelor's degree in optical science, a Master's degree in laser physics and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering.
  • Dr. John Iannelli

    Dr. John Iannelli

    Chief Technology Officer, Emcore Corp.
    Dr. John Iannelli joined Emcore in January 2003 through the acquisition of Ortel. Prior to his current role as Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Iannelli was Senior Director of Engineering of Emcore's Broadband division. Currently, Dr. Iannelli oversees scientific and technical issues, as well as the ongoing research to further Emcore's technology. He has made seminal inventions, has numerous publications and has been issued several U.S. patents. Dr. Iannelli holds a Ph.D. and M.S. degree in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology, a B.S. degree in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
  • Dr. G. Rajeswaran

    Dr. G. Rajeswaran

    Raj served as President and CTO of Moser Baer Photovoltaic Ltd. from July 2007 until October 2008, since which time he has been Group CTO for all the Moser Baer business units and holder of the CEO function for launching new businesses. He spent 22 years with Eastman Kodak Company as the Vice President of Advanced Development & Strategic Initiatives, where he managed Kodak's Japan display operations including technology & business development in Japan, Taiwan, Korea and China. He has also served as Vice President and on the board of SK Display Corporation, and worked in technology development with Brookhaven National Laboratory. Raj has a Ph.D., an M.Tech. and a B.E. in electrical engineering. A much-published author, speaker and patent holder, Raj is a member of the Society for Information Display (SID) and has chaired several international conferences in the field of OLEDs.
  • Dr. Sam Hong

    Dr. Sam Hong

    President and COO of Neo Solar Power

    Dr. Hong has more than 30 years of experience in photovoltaic solar energy. He has served as the Research Division Director of Photovoltaic Solar Energy Division at Industry Technology Research Institute (ITRI), a research organization that serves to strengthen the technological competitiveness of Taiwan, and Vice President and Plant Director of Sinonar Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell Co., which is the first amorphous silicon manufacturer in Taiwan. In addition, Dr. Hong was responsible for Power Subsystem of ROCSAT 1 for the Taiwan National Space Program. Dr. Hong has published three books and 38 journal and international conference papers, and is a holder of seven patents. Dr. Hong was the recipient of Outstanding Achievement Award from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan, and was recently elected as chairman of the Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Association.

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