Dr.Ravi is the Chief Technology Officer of Crystal Solar where he is responsible for the development of technology for the manufacture of low cost silicon wafers, solar cells and modules. Prior to Crystal Solar Dr. Ravi was Director, Business Development for the Solar Business Group at Applied Materials where his responsibilities included identifying new business opportunities for Applied Materials in the solar space, supporting investments, mergers and acquisitions and in advance solar cell development. Before Applied Materials he was with Intel Corporation for over 10 years working primarily in the Materials Organization where his responsibilities have included the development of new silicon in support of Intel process technologies, developing low cost approaches for manufacturing silicon and the development of advanced substrates for future technologies. He has also worked in the Photovoltaics field for over 13 years at Mobil Solar Energy Corporation, leading the development of silicon ribbon based technologies. Ravi?s other prior affiliations include Lockheed-Martin Corporation, Crystallume, Motorola Inc. and Texas Instruments Inc. He is the author of over 100 technical publications in the fields of metals, semiconductors, photovoltaics and CVD diamond technology and the author of the book ?Imperfections and Impurities in Semiconductor Silicon?. He holds over 40 issued patents. He has a Ph.D in Materials Science from Case Western University, an M.S. in Materials Science from the University of California, Berkeley, a B.S in Metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Science and a B.Sc in Chemistry from the University of Madras, India"