AREVA Solar has hired Dr. Philip Gleckman as its new chief technology officer (CTO). In his role as CTO, Gleckman will lead AREVA Solar's technology road map and manage research and development (R&D) projects as the company continues to advance its compact linear fresnel reflector superheated solar thermal technology.
Gleckman previously served as a member of Google's renewable energy research group, where he led the solar Brayton Cycle (operation of a gas turbine engine) receiver program. He also held an appointment as a visiting scientist in the Materials Science department at the California Institute of Technology.
In addition, Gleckman's prior commercial solar energy experience includes management of the R&D groups at two Idealab companies.