Solar Technology Platform Director, GE’s Global Research Center
Danielle Merfeld is the director of the Solar Technology Platform at GE’s Global Research Center. She is responsible for managing the PV-related projects across the Center with topics ranging from material development to grid controls. Prior to taking on this role in 2007, she spent seven years managing the Semiconductor Technology Laboratory. Dr. Merfeld received her B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Northwestern University. She has authored or co-authored over 60 papers in refereed technical journals and has given scientific presentations at conferences and symposiums around the world. Dr. Merfeld is also a director on the Board of the Tyndall National Institute.