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Dr Pierre Verlinden, Trina Solar

Chief Scientist

Dr Pierre Verlinden, Trina Solar

Chief Scientist

Biography

Pierre J. Verlinden is Vice-President and Chief Scientist at Trina Solar, one of the world’s largest PV manufacturers. He is also Vice-Chair of the State Key Laboratory of PVScience and Technology.Dr Verlinden has been working in the field of photovoltaics for more than 38 years and has published over 170 technical papers and contributed to a number of books. Before joining Trina Solar,Dr Verlinden served as Chief Scientist andhead of R&D department in several other PV companies in USA and Australia, includingSunPower, Origin Energy, Amrock andSolar Systems. Dr Verlinden is the recipient of the 2016 William Cherry Award, awarded by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and one of the world highest distinctions in PV research, for his dedication over the past three decades at the forefront of PV technology and commercialization, leading technology advances including the interdigitated back contact cell, silicon and multijunction III-V CPV cells, and his overall leadership of key R&D organizations.

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