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Meng Tao Professor

Dr. Tao is a professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University, His research covers a wide range of topics in sustainable solar photovoltaics from materials, processes and devices to systems and applications including electrochemical purification for solar-grade silicon, substitution of silver electrode in silicon solar cells with aluminum, profitable recycling of silicon cells and modules, chemical storage of solar electricity, and new photovoltaic systems for industrial electrolysis, electric vehicle charging and chemical storage. He played a critical role in the establishment of the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium under SEMATECH in Albany, New York. He has been the lead organizer for the Electrochemical Society symposium series on Photovoltaics for the 21st Century for over a decade. He was awarded the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Alternative Energy Technology, "one of the most respected Fulbright awards globally," and was invited to the 2017 Nobel Award Ceremony in Stockholm.
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