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Gerhard Rauter, Chief Operating Officer, Q-Cells SE
Since 1979, Gerhard Rauter – a native Austrian – had been working in managerial positions for Siemens AG at different facilities in Germany. In 2005 he became Vice President of Operations & Production with responsibility for the technology transfer between plants at home and abroad. As Vice President and Managing Director at Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & CO.OHG he was in charge of the Dresden facilities and their 2,350 employees since 2006. His main responsibilities at the Dresden facility had been in the fields of Development, Production and Quality. In October 2007 Gerhard Rauter was appointed as Chief Operating Officer at Q-Cells SE, being in charge of Production, InterServices, Quality, Safety and Process Technology.
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. Kuo En Chang, President of Solar Division, Motech Industries, Inc.
Dr. Kuo En Chang joined Motech in 1999 as Chief Technology Officer and became President of the Solar Division in 2008, with responsibility for all technology and manufacturing. Motech is the sixth largest solar cell producer in the world. Before Dr. Chang joined Motech Solar, he worked on secondary battery research at the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) for more than three years. Dr. Chang holds a Ph.D. degree in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering from the University of Alabama.
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, 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 11 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, 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, President and CTO of Moser Baer Photovoltaic Ltd
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.