Director of Device Technology, First Solar
Dr. Gang Xiong currently serves as the Director of Device Technology at First Solar leading the company’s advanced solar cell research programs. He joined First Solar in 2007 and has since worked on cell/module research and manufacturing implementation. Dr. Xiong and his team have set a few CdTe cell and module efficiency world records. For example, in 2011, Dr. Xiong’s team broke a long-lasting cell efficiency record hold by NREL for more than a decade. Since 2012, Dr. Xiong started to oversee advanced research programs at First Solar California Technology Center. Dr. Xiong is a physicist and material scientist by training. He received his bachelor degree at University of Science and Technology of China, and a PhD in Physics at Wake Forest University, USA. Before joining First Solar, Dr. Xiong was a postdoc research fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at US Department of Energy.