Arizona State University
Professor Meng Tao’s research covers a wide range of topics in sustainable solar photovoltaics from materials and devices to systems and applications including electrorefining for solar-grade silicon, substitution of silver electrode with aluminum, profitable recycling of silicon 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 and was invited to the 2017 Nobel Award Ceremony in Stockholm.