Dr. Gregory M. Wilson has been named director of the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), effective Nov. 28.
Wilson brings to the position 17 years of experience in silicon research and photovoltaic leadership from his work at MEMC in St. Louis, where he evaluated emerging photovoltaic technologies and helped spearhead MEMC's acquisition of SunEdison. He most recently served as director of corporate business development and external technology development for MEMC.
At MEMC, Wilson was responsible for the five-year, $90 million effort that led to the development of MEMC's silicon-on-insulator and layer transfer technologies. He also worked as director of new material research and development.