Natcore Technology’s Flood Presented With World Photovoltaic Energy Award

Rochester, NY — (May 25, 2018) — Dr. Dennis Flood, a NASA veteran and scientific co-founder of Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; OTCQB: NTCXF) will receive the prestigious World Photovoltaic Energy Award from the World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC). The award will be presented at the 7th WCPEC in Waikoloa, Hawaii.

According to the Conference citation, Dr. Flood will receive the award for “his outstanding contribution to the development of science and technology of high efficiency and radiation-tolerant space solar cells, arrays and systems, and for extraordinary contributions to international cooperation in photovoltaic technology, bringing our world PV community together with his vision in founding the WCPEC series.” He was a founder of WCPEC in 1994 and was the group’s first Chairman. He served on its steering committee for 12 years.

He will deliver his World Photovoltaic Energy Award acceptance talk on Monday, June 11 during the Conference Opening Keynote Session.

Dr. Flood is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Natcore Technology. He has more than 35 years’ experience in developing solar cell and array technology for both space and terrestrial applications.

Prior to founding Natcore, he served for 15 years as Chief of the Photovoltaic and Space Environments Branch at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, where he led programs in advanced photovoltaic systems development. He received two Agency awards for his pioneering work on advanced solar cells for space applications and for research that established the feasibility of powering a human outpost on the surface of Mars with solar energy.

He served as Chair of the IEEE Electron Device Society’s Photovoltaic Device Technical Committee, served as a member of the Society’s Education Committee, and participated in its Distinguished Lecturer Series for several years. He has also served multiple years on the International Advisory Committees of the European, the U.S, the Japan/Asia and the World Photovoltaic Conference. He is an inventor or co-inventor on several patents or patent applications in photovoltaics and nanotechnology and has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and presentations in solar energy, electron devices and materials science..

A native of Haslett, Michigan, Dennis Flood received a BS in Physics from Wittenberg University and an MS and PhD in Solid State Physics from Michigan State University.


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