Mgmt Team

Craig-Peters-BadgeDr. Craig H. Peters, Co-Founder,  received a PhD in the Material Science Department from Stanford University (2011) where he studied the reliability and stability of organic photovoltaic cells. Prior to graduate school, Craig helped start a VC funded company in the financial services space, where he helped raise two rounds of financing totaling $33 million and managed the operations and technology teams. Craig has deep experience in advanced characterization techniques for solar cells including XRD, XPS, photo-CELIV and laser beam induced current mapping (LBIC). In addition to research, Craig has also created and taught a course at Stanford on the physics of semiconductor devices.

Dr. Brian E. Hardin, Co-Founder, received a PhD in Material Science from Stanford University (2011), where he developed new dye-sensitized solar cell architectures with Prof. Michael McGehee.  Brian has in-depth knowledge of device physics of photovoltaic devices and has co-authored over a dozen peer reviewed articles in journals such as Nature Photonics, Nature Materials, Angewandte Chemie, and Nano Letters.  Brian has previously won the Material Research Society Gold Medal Award, the highest honor given to graduate students in Material Science, for his research on solar cells. Brian was previously a Swiss Fulbright scholar in 2004-2005 under the supervision of Prof. Michael Grätzel and received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004.