DEK Solar, a provider of screen printing equipment for the manufacture of solar cells and fuel cells, has appointed Dr. Xiao Chen as the company's chief technology officer.
Chen will play an integral role in the establishment and development of the company's solar technology center in Suzhou, China. He will also work with the company's alternative energy commercial team to develop strategic technical partnerships with key system and process suppliers worldwide.
Chen has close to 10 years of experience in solar and semiconductor technology. After completing his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering at the University of Texas in 2003, Chen worked with Applied Materials in various research, development and applications engineering positions. In 2008, he joined DuPont Innovalight, where he was senior manager of the company's global customer application group.