Microtech 2011

Application of Nanotechnology to Photovoltaics: Technical Approaches & Manufacturing Challenges

Loucas Tsakalakos

Loucas Tsakalakos

Global Research

General Electric

Dr. Loucas Tsakalakos is a Senior Scientist and Project Leader at the General Electric - Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York. He received his BS degree (1995) from Rutgers University, and his MS (1998) and PhD (2000) degrees in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Dr. Loucas Tsakalakos is a Senior Scientist and Project Leader at the General Electric - Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York. He received his BS degree (1995) from Rutgers University, and his MS (1998) and PhD (2000) degrees in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. His expertise is in the integration of heterogeneous thin film and nanostructured materials systems for micro and nano device applications, and also has extensive experience in the characterization of materials. Since joining GE Global Research in 2000, Dr. Tsakalakos has designed and implemented integrated electronic and sensor systems for defense applications, studied cathode materials for lighting applications, and is a founding team member of GE's Nanotechnology Program. He has more than 10 years experience in program management, including as a Principal Investigator for DOE, NIST ATP, and DARPA-funded programs. He is currently leading programs developing advanced/next-generation solar photovoltaic technologies at GE Global Research. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi (The National Engineering Honor Society); the author or co-author of over 40 journal, conference proceedings, and book publications; and holds six U.S. patents. He has given over 30 invited presentations at various international conferences, workshops, and institutions.


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