Director, Solar Technology Platform
GE Global Research Center
Danielle Merfeld is the Director of the Solar Technology Platform at GE’s Global Research Center. She is currently responsible for managing the PV-related projects across the Center with topics ranging from material development to grid controls. Prior to her current role, she spent 7 years managing the Semiconductor Technology Laboratory- a group focused on the development of wide band gap semiconductor devices such as UV light emitters, harsh environment sensors, high frequency and high power electronic devices. Dr. Merfeld received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.
Dr. Merfeld has authored or co-authored over 60 papers in refereed technical journals and has given scientific presentations at conferences and symposiums around the world. She is member of several technical associations (MRS, APS, ECS, IEEE and SWE), is an adjunct professor at Georgia Tech, and sits on the advisory board for the ECSE department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Merfeld is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Material Science: Materials in Electronics and on the International advisory board of the Int. Conf. on Materials for Microelectronics & Nanoengineering.