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Dr. Balachander Krishnan, Waaree Energies Pte Ltd

Operations Head - Cell Line Manufacturing

Dr. Balachander Krishnan, Waaree Energies Pte Ltd

Operations Head - Cell Line Manufacturing

Biography

Dr Balachander Krishnan received his Ph.D. from Anna University, India in 2005 through Indo-Japanese; Monbusho fellowship on the topic related to Gallium nitride based transistors. Subsequently he worked in international organizations including IMEC, Belgium & Philips Research, Netherlands on III-V based devices, including solar cells. Over the course of his career, he worked as “Process Field Support Manager at Roth & Rau/Meyer burger B.V. (Eindhoven, Netherlands). His direct contribution to this company includes internal process development activities for continuous improvement program (R&D activities), Process optimization at customer sites in China & Taiwan & Remote project management. He was directly involved with several R&D upgrades of PECVD tools (solar business) for several customers in China & Taiwan and thus he evolved as a key resourceful person become the technical coordinator to implement it in many customer sites. Subsequently, he was working with Adani Solar (Mundra) as “Deputy General Manager – Manufacturing” , Where his passion & commitment towards work resulted in ramping up 1.5 GW (Multi, Mono-PERC & Bifacial cells) from scratch. Currently he holds the position as “Operations Head – Cell Manufacturing” at Waaree Power Private Limited, where he is instrumental in building up 3GW of Cell Manufacturing & 4GW of Module Manufacturing in Chikli, Gujarat. He has also contributed in several high impact journals and international conferences.