General Electric - Global Research Center
Niskayuna, New York
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 (with minors in Solid State Physics and Microelectromechanical Systems) 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 8 years experience in program management, including as a Principal Investigator for NIST ATP and DARPA-funded programs. His current research is focused on development of nanostructured materials and devices, primarily using nanowires/tubes, working with multi-disciplinary teams both within GE and in collaboration with external partners. In recent years has focused on applying nanostructures to photovoltaics, as well as nanoelectromechanical systems. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi (The National Engineering Honor Society); the author or co-author of over 25 journal, conference proceedings, and book chapter publications; and holds five U.S. patents. He has given over 20 invited presentations at various international conferences, workshops, and institutions.
Co-chairing the symposium on Solar Energy.
Co-chairing the special symposium on Power Generation & Storage.