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Dr. Lawrence L. Kazmerski

Dr. Lawrence L. Kazmerski is Emeritus Research Staff Member of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, having last served as Executive Director, Science and Technology Partnerships at NREL 2009-2013. He is currently Research Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, with the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI). Previously, Kazmerski served as the founding Director of the National Center for Photovoltaics for the period 1999-2008. He received his B.S.E.E. (1967), M.S.E.E. (1968), and his Ph.D. degree (1970) in electrical engineering—all from the University of Notre Dame. He was on the electrical engineering faculty of the University of Maine before coming to SERI (NREL) in 1977. Currently, he is involved with PV reliability R&D supported by the government of Brazil—especially dealing with soiling issues and mitigation with various PV technologies. He has faculty appointments at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais (Brasil) and Gandhi Distinguished Visiting Professor in Electrical Engineering with IIT-Bombay (collaborating in their PV research efforts). He is a Fellow of the IEEE, APS, AVS, and ASES. In 2017, Kazmerski was appointed a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE EDS. Kazmerski is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.

Prof. Kamerski will deliver his Keynote talk on Monday June 11 during the Conference Opening Keynote Session.

Dr. Juzer Vasi

Dr. Juzer Vasi has been with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay since 1981, where he is currently Professor Emeritus. His research interests have been in the areas of microelectronics and photovoltaics. He was Principal Investigator of the “National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education” (NCPRE) at IIT Bombay, and India Research Thrust Leader for Photovoltaics of the “Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the US” (SERIIUS). He has a B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay, and a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University. He was an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices during 1997-2003. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of IEEE, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet of the Government of India.

Prof. Vasi will deliver his Keynote talk on Monday June 11 during the Conference Opening Keynote Session.



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