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Partners and Leadership

The US-MAC Consortium's partners and leadership represent industry, universities, and national labs dedicated to advancing cadmium telluride technology.

Our Partners

US-MAC’s partners include:

Industry Advisory Board

The industry advisory board provides guidance to the executive board including:

  • R&D directions and priorities including identification of necessary research thrusts, capabilities, and topic areas
  • Project proposals to be undertaken by US-MAC
  • Identification and recruitment of new research institutions whose participation would add value to the consortium.

Executive Board

The executive board works on behalf of US-MAC to further its goals, and makes final decisions on US-MAC research directions, workshops, and other events subject to oversight by sponsors.

The executive board comprises representatives from the founding organizations—Colorado State University, NREL, and the University of Toledo—plus a representative elected by the industry advisory board. First Solar is a founding member and was selected to serve as the chair of industrial advisory board for the first 3-year term.

Leadership Team

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Michael Heben
Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization (PVIC)
The University of Toledo

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James Sites
Department of Physics
Colorado State University

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Matthew Reese
Center for Materials Science
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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Gang Xiong
California Technology Center
First Solar, Inc.

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Randy Ellingson
Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization (PVIC)
The University of Toledo

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Wyatt Metzger
California Technology Center
First Solar, Inc.