Danielle Merfeld is the director of Solar Technologies at GE's Global Research Center. She is currently responsible for managing the PV-related projects across the center with topics ranging from material development to grid controls.
Prior to her current role, she spent seven years managing the Semiconductor Technology Laboratory -- a group focused on the development of wide band gap semiconductor devices such as UV light emitters, harsh environment sensors, high frequency and high power electronic devices.
Danielle 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 technical journals and has given scientific presentations at conferences and symposiums around the world.
She is member of several technical associations (MRS, APS, ECS, IEEE and SWE), is an adjunct professor at Georgia Tech, and sits on the advisory board for the Electrical Computer & Systems Engineering Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
She is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Material Science: Materials in Electronics and on the international advisory board of the International Conference on Materials for Microelectronics & Nanoengineering.