Dr. Fadong Yan is presently working as Senior Research Scientist in U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC), SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics in 2010 from University of Massachusetts Lowell. He worked at Konarka Technologies, Inc before he joined US Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC) at SUNY CNSE. He coordinates and manages the back end of line (BEOL) process and hardware development activities for CIGS solar cell/module manufacturing at the PVMC Manufacturing Development Facility (MDF) located at the CNSE Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, NY.