March 2011 Meeting

Photovoltaic Tech - “Solar Cells – Today and Tomorrow

About the Program:

March’s meeting topic will be Photovoltaic Tech - “Solar Cells – Today and Tomorrow”.  The terrestrial and space world of photovoltaics will be presented with a look at the present and where we will go in the future presented by Dr. Sheila Bailey of NASA.


About the Speaker:Jon DiPietro

Sheila has been a senior physicist working in photovoltaics at NASA Glenn Research Center for 25 years. Her most recent projects include nanomaterials and nanostructures for space photovoltaics, quantum wire III-Vsolar cells and quantum dot alpha-voltaics. She has authored or co-authored over 165 journal and conference publications, 9 book chapters and two patents. She is on the Editorial Board of “Progress in Photovoltaics”. She is a member of the American Physical Society and a speaker for the American Institute of Physics Visiting Scientist Program. Sheila is a member of AIAA Aerospace Power Systems technical committee and the IEE Electron Devices Society Photovoltaic Devices Committee . Dr. Bailey was the chair of the 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion in 2006. She is executive vice president of the Lewis Engineers and Scientists Association. She was an adjunct professor at Baldwin Wallace College for 27 years and is currently an associate faculty member of the International Space University. She has a B.S. from Duke University in physics, a M.S. in physics from the Univ. of N.C. at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the University of Manchester in England. She spent a post-doctoral year at the Royal Military College (part of the Univ. of New South Wales) in Canberra, Australia, She is the recipient of the faculty excellence award from Baldwin Wallace College and the Federal Women's Program award. She is an Ohio Academy of Science "Exemplar". She was awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for her work in space photovoltaics. She has completed the Office of Personnel Management's Executive Potential Program. Dr. Bailey was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame in 2003 by Gov. Taft.


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When: Wednesday, March 02, 2011