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Greg Wilson

Center Director

gregory.wilson@nrel.gov | 303-384-7950

Dr. Greg Wilson is the Director of the Materials Applications and Performance Center and the Co-Director of the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He is responsible for NREL's capabilities in high-efficiency crystalline PV, PV cell and module performance, and PV reliability. He also shares the responsibility for continuing to develop the NCPV's many interfaces and partnerships with the global PV community.

Prior to joining NREL in 2011, Greg spent nearly 17 years at SunEdison (previously MEMC), where he directed the Epitaxial Silicon and New Materials R&D groups between 1997 and 2009. In 2009, he joined the merger and acquisition team that acquired SunEdison and Solaicx.

He has more than 25 years of research and development experience and holds a D.Sc. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla).

Selected Patents

  • Gregory M. Wilson, et al., "Epitaxial Silicon Wafer with Intrinsic Gettering and a Method for the Preparation Thereof," issued March 25, 2003, U.S. Patent Number 6,537,655.
  • Gregory M. Wilson, et al., "Epitaxial Silicon Wafer with Intrinsic Gettering," issued September 4, 2001, U.S. Patent Number 6,284,384.
  • Gregory M. Wilson, et al., "Pressure Equalization System for Chemical Vapor Deposition Reactors," issued July 11, 2000, U.S. Patent Number 6,086,678.