Dr. Yuepeng Wan is the Chief Scientist of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited. Prior to that, he served as Sr. VP and CTO of LDK Solar. He worked as R&D manager at GT Solar Inc. He also worked as research associate at Saint-Gobain Northboro Research Center, as post-doctorate at SUNY Stony Brook. Dr. Wan received his Ph.D in 1997 from Aachen University of Technology (RWTH Aachen) in Germany. He graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1986 with Bachelor degree of Science and in 1989 with Master degree of Engineering.
Dr. Wan has over 20 years of experience in research and development in materials processing and equipment. He has been issued 4 US patents in this area and 2 others pending, granted 8 Chinese patents. He was awarded the excellent medal of the 12th Chinese Patent Awards. He has been granted several government projects with one national “863” project. He was recognized as an outstanding international expert by the Jiangxi International Cooperation Award in 2012. He has been awarded as the PI or co-PI for several US federal-funded research projects on silicon materials for photovoltaic applications. During his tenure in USTC, his work has been awarded national prizes for the progress of Sciences and Technologies. Dr. Wan has published 17 peer-reviewed papers in renowned journals, and more than 30 conference papers. He published 3 books as author or co-authors.