Dr. Pierre J. Verlinden
Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
Pierre J. Verlinden is Vice-President and Chief Scientist at Trina Solar since 2012. Dr. Verlinden holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He has been working in the field of photovoltaics for 35 years and has published over 100 technical papers and contributed to a number of books. He holds 10 patents. Before joining Trina Solar, Dr. Verlinden founded AMROCK in Australia and served from 2005 to 2012 as Managing Director and Chief Scientist. From 2005 to 2009, Dr. Verlinden also worked as Principal Scientist at Solar Systems, Melbourne, developing dense array III-V multi-junction modules for CPV applications. Earlier in his career, he was Manager PV Technology and Operations at Origin Energy Solar; and worked for 11 years at SunPower Corporation, holding various positions including Director of Research & Development.