ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 30, 2015 /CNW/ -- Dr. Charlie Gay, the former Director of the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and president/CEO of Siemens Solar Industries, a leading photovoltaic manufacturer, has joined the science advisory board of Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; NTCXF.PK).
Charlie has 41 years of professional management, manufacturing and advanced technology experience in renewable energy and photovoltaics. As creator of the Greenstar Foundation, he has also worked to apply energy, water and information technology to improve people's lives in developing regions around the world.
Dr. Gay has been president and chief operating officer of ASE Americas; chairman of the technical advisory board at SunPower Corporation; president of Applied Solar and chairman of the Applied Solar Council at Applied Materials, Inc.; and president of ARCO Solar.
Charlie Gay received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Riverside, and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the same institution. He holds numerous patents for solar cell and module construction and is a winner of the Gold Medal for Achievement from the World Renewable Energy Congress. He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering for his seminal leadership contributions to the development of the global solar PV industry. He serves as a mentor in the National Science Foundation i-Corps Program. He has received the Tech Award for Sustainable Rural Development; and the Stockholm Challenge Award.
Dr. Gay is the fourth prominent solar scientist to be recruited for Natcore's science advisory board. He joins Dr. Daniele Margadonna, Chief Technology Officer of MX Group SpA; Dr. David Carlson, formerly the chief scientist of BP Solar; and Dr. Gavin Conibeer, professor at the School of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of New South Wales.
"Every week our science advisory board members participate in a conference call with our co-founders Dr. Andy Barron and Dr. Dennis Flood and our Director of Research, Dr. David Levy," says Chuck Provini, Natcore's president and CEO. "Hearing them exchange ideas and suggestions is a highlight of my schedule."
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SOURCE Natcore Technology Inc.