Konarka Technologies

Solar Energy Industry Advisors

Justin Adams

Justin Adams serves as the CEO of High Power Lithium (HPL) a Swiss battery company developing nanomaterials and advanced electrolytes for next generation Li-ion batteries to be deployed in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). The company has relationships with Japanese companies who lead the field in Li-ion and HEVs. In addition to his work with HPL, Adams advises and works with several of the leading energy majors and large automotive companies on the impact of future carbon constraints, emerging energy technologies and the potential of nanotechnology. Before moving to his current role Adams was General Manager for Energy Technologies for NTERA Ltd. a leading European nanotechnology company. Prior to that he worked with Arthur D. Little for five years, ultimately leading the Advanced Energy practice in Europe delivering strategic and technology consulting to many of the leading energy majors including BP, Shell, Statoil, and BG Group. The technology areas Adams has worked in include renewables (principally solar and wind), the hydrogen economy, advanced automotive batteries, carbon capture and storage, new gas technologies and nanomaterials. Adams holds a BSc in Management from the University of Bath (UK) and University of Richmond (USA).

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Bruce Anderson

Anderson is a nationally recognized leader in the environmental and alternative energy fields. He has also launched five technology enterprises where he had complete leadership and bottom-line responsibility. Until early 2000, Anderson directed MIT's premier university/industry program, where he led a senior staff of 20 who initiated, created and managed technology alliances and other relationships between MIT and Fortune 2000 companies around the world. Anderson is a co-recipient of the American Solar Energy Society's first "Outstanding Solar Contribution" award and its "Solar Pioneer Award."

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Dr. Elliot Berman, Ph.D.

Dr. Berman boasts a long and impressive career. Most recently, he has served as the Vice President of Research and Development at Zentox Corporation. In the early '90s, he was president at Photox Corporation/Project Sunrise, Inc., a firm dedicated to developing advanced methods for removal of pollutants from air, water and soil. Other career highlights include serving as chief scientist with ARCO Solar, Inc., president of Sun Systems, and founder of the Solar Power Corporation (the first company created solely to manufacture and market terrestrial solar cells). Dr. Berman holds 40 U.S. patents on reversible photochemical, photographic, pollution control, and solar energy systems and devices.

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Ralph Mondano

Mondano has worked in advanced plastics technologies for over 40 years. He has held prime responsibility for composite microwave materials as Research Group Leader for Raytheon. He founded Custom Material, Inc., with a business focus on conductive composite materials and microwave dielectrics. His company was acquired by 3M. Mondano then joined 3M as Manager of Development and Production for high energy polymers and high molecular weight polymers. In 1986, he joined the University of Massachusetts College of Engineering as a 3M Fellow.

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Paul Wormser

Paul Wormser is an energy industry veteran and has over 20 years of experience with the solar-oriented subsidiaries of Exxon, Mobil and RWE. Wormser's unparalleled relationships with key industry players has greatly contributed to Konarka's ability to form strategic alliances and evaluate the domestic and global opportunities for solar energy in such areas as technology assessment, manufacturing, product development, sales, and marketing. Previously, Wormser served as CEO of Advanced Energy, a supplier of power electronics to the solar and fuel cell industries. Prior to Advanced Energy, he served as Technology Director for Solar Design, a world leader in the design of solar buildings. He earned his B.A. in Spanish from State University of New York at Albany, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from George Washington University, and his M.B.A. from Northeastern University.

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Justin Adams

Bruce Anderson

Dr. Elliot Berman, Ph.D.

Ralph Mondano

Paul Wormser