SANTA BARBARA, USA: Solar3D Inc., the developer of a breakthrough 3-dimensional solar cell technology to maximize the conversion of sunlight into electricity, announced the appointment of Dr. Nadir Dagli as Chief Scientific Advisor to guide the development of the company's technology and prototype.
Over his career, Dr. Dagli has pioneered many novel breakthrough technologies in photonics and made significant contributions to compound semiconductor electro-optic modulators that are critical to high-speed telecommunication systems. Dr. Dagli chaired and served on the technical program committees and advisory committees of numerous leading conferences. He has also authored and coauthored over 150 journal and conference publications.
"As we press to move our technology closer to commercialization, we are extremely pleased to have someone of Dr. Dagli's caliber on our team," said Jim Nelson, CEO of Solar3D. "He brings years of direct and complimentary experience to bear on the issues that we will face as we develop our technology. He has the knowledge and creativity to help us optimize the efficiency of our new solar cell design."
Solar3D's breakthrough technology uses low-cost processes and innovative 3D light trapping structures to increase the efficiency of solar cells in order to decrease the overall cost per watt of electricity. Through revolutionary solar cell engineering, Solar3D's approach will tip the solar cost curve in the direction of massive scalability, thus allowing the global deployment of a non-polluting energy technology that produces electricity from an unlimited power source, the Sun.
"I am honored to be part of an innovative company that is determined to make solar energy more cost-effective," said Dr. Dagli. "Solar3D's technology has the potential to change the way people think about energy by making it economically feasible to dramatically increase the use of photovoltaics to generate electricity."
Dr. Dagli received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has been a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB).