Jeannine Sargent joins AstroWatt as executive chairman

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AstroWatt, a developer of thin crystalline solar cell technology that enables the production of lower cost solar cells, has announced the expansion of the company's board and leadership team, with Jeannine Sargent as executive chairman.

In her role, Sargent is responsible for providing strategic direction and corporate development oversight to the company. 

Sargent brings more than 20 years of international experience in several established and emerging technology markets including solar energy, integrated circuits design and manufacturing, embedded systems software, and capital equipment for semiconductor, LED, LCD, MEMS, HDD, and Nano-Biotech manufacturing.

Recently, Sargent was the founding CEO of Oerlikon Solar, a leading provider of end-to-end thin-film photovoltaic solar solutions based in Switzerland; and is currently a director of SiOnyx, an innovator in shallow junction photonics for the image sensor and solar industries, and a venture advisor at Crosslink Capital Ltd. Earlier in her career Sargent held various executive and management positions at Veeco Instruments, Voyan Technology, Gasonics, Tencor Instruments and Digital Equipment Corporation. Sargent earned her B.S. in chemical engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from Northeastern University. Sargent is a member of the industrial advisory board of Northeastern University's College of Engineering and the Bio-Nano Centre based in London, England, a joint venture of Imperial College London and University College London. 

Leo Matthew, co-founder and CTO, commented: “Jeannine's industry expertise and insights regarding new applications for emerging technologies are an asset to the company”.

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