SIPA Monthly Event: Solar Technology - Trends and Prospects

From: Karthik B.
Sent on: Friday, September 26, 2008 1:08 AM



Oct 2, 2008

6:30 PM - 8:45 PM


HP Oak Room Auditorium,
19447 Pruneridge Ave,
Cupertino, CA


Solar Technology - Trends and Prospects

Speaker: KV Ravi, Crystal Solar, Inc.
Indrajit Banerjee, Applied Material

KV Ravi from Crystal Solar, Inc. will speak on Photovoltaics - Status and future prospects covering markets, tehnologies and future trends

Indrajit Banerjee from Applied Material will speak on Manufacturing - equipment and processes for high volume, low cost manufacture of Photovoltaics

Brief Bio:

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. 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. 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.

Indrajit Banerjee has been working in the Semiconductor Industry for over 23 years. In Oct 2007, he joined Applied Materials as the Director of Quality and Reliability of the Solar Business Unit and also the Lighting Business unit. Prior to joining Applied Materials, he spent a year in FormFactor Inc. as the Director of Manufacturing Quality. He also held various positions at Intel Corporation (where he worked for 18 years) - in Advanced Process development of low-k and high-k dielectrics, Quality and Reliability and program management. Prior Intel, Indrajit worked as a device physicist at Avantek (now a part of Agilent) developing GaAs devices for high frequency communications, primarily for the military. Indrajit has a Ph.D. in Physics from Northwestern University and did his Post Doctoral Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara on the MBE growth of GaAs and related compounds. He is an author of over 25 articles in refereed journals, a Senior Member of IEEE and holds several patents.


Date: Thursday, Oct 2, 2008
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Location: HP Oak Room Auditorium, View Map
19447 Pruneridge Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014


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