Chris’ experience spans markets across the world including the US, and he has helped companies large and small to manage their IP portfolios, broaden their scope of influence, and build successful and profitable businesses. His previous positions have included 10 years as Chief Technology and Scientific Officer with BOC, part of Linde, where he oversaw the global technology strategy and R&D for the €8 billion business.
Chris is extensively published in international press and scientific publications, and is a regular speaker and lecturer on integrated circuits and photovoltaics. In 2021, Chris was elected the President of International Thin-Film Solar Industry Association, or PVthin. He also advises the EPSRC’s SuperSolar Hub.
With his background as an educator, Chris is also passionate about promoting the role of STEM and enabling younger generations in building a sustainable future.
Chris began his career as Assistant Professor of Engineering at Brown University, followed by 10 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He was a Fulbright-Hays scholar at the Université de Bordeaux, and holds a MSc in engineering and a PhD in materials science from Brown University.