Fred Schubert, a Wellfleet Senior Constellation Professor of Physics at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, had been chosen as the newest member of Magnolia Solar’s technical advisory board. Schubert is known as an expert in optoelectronic devices and nanostructure-based antireflection coating technology.
Ashok Sood, president and CEO of Magnolia Solar, commented, “We are delighted to have Professor Schubert join our technical advisory board to continue our close collaboration on several government-funded programs. Professor Shubert’s expertise will support development of very-high-efficiency solar cells by incorporating nanostructure based antireflective coatings and light-trapping techniques. Magnolia is developing these next-generation, high-efficiency solar cells for both defense and terrestrial markets.”
Schubert is a named inventor or coinventor on 28 US patents and has authored or coauthored more than 250 publications. He is a member of the American Physical Society, IEEE, Optical Society of America, and SPIE. He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Research Award, Discover Award, R&D 100 Award, Boston University Provost Innovation Fund Award, VDE Literature Award, and the joint R&D Magazine and Micro/Nano Newsletter Award of Most Innovative Products of 2007.