Chief Technology Officer, DuPont Photovoltaic and Advanced Materials
Dr. Daniel LeCloux is responsible for worldwide research and development investment for DuPont Photovoltaic and Advanced Materials (PVAM), the manufacturer of DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes that help improve the power output of solar cells and panels, and Tedlar® PVF film-based backsheets that have been the industry standard to protect photovoltaic modules under the harshest environmental conditions for over 30 years. Dr. LeCloux directs project selection and the execution and management of technical resources. He has 12 years research management experience creating and leading large, multidisciplinary project teams in corporate and business groups, and has over 50 issued patents within the chemical and electronic markets.
He began his career with DuPont in 1998 as a research chemist and held a variety of technical and leadership positions in research and product development within DuPont Displays. In 2011, he worked as an Associate Research and Development Director for Dow Chemical in Core R&D (Homogeneous Catalysis), and rejoined DuPont in 2014 in his current role.
Dr. LeCloux received his doctoral degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota. He is based in Research Triangle Park, NC.
Areas of expertise:
- Why materials matter in the solar industry
- Solar technology trends
- Solar cell efficiency and panel power output
- Metallization paste technology
- Solar technology road map
- New solar cell architectures advancing efficiency (LDE, PERC, IBC, n-type)
- Frontside silver metallization paste
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