Dr. Ana Rosa Lagunas
Dr. Ana R. Lagunas Alonso, Director of the Photovoltaic Solar Energy Department of CENER,
has more than thirty years of working experience in various fields from materials related basic research, through high technology manufacturing in the semiconductors and microelectronic devices world. Last 16 years fully devoted to photovoltaic solar energy, specifically photovoltaic plants design and testing (cells, modules, installations) and PV cells process and materials development. After basic research time in Spain (National Council for Research, CSIC) and CIEMAT, while being assistant teacher at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, she moved to USA for working in microelectronic technology development and production (Bell Laboratories/AT&T Microelectronics) holding later different positions from Process Engineering, Senior Technologist, Product Engineering Technical Manager and Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, after the terminology of Bell Laboratories, in Microelectronics company (AT&T Microelectronics, Lucent Technologies-Bell Labs Innovations and Agere Systems) in Spain. From the technical side, she has led multilateral projects around the world, USA, Europe, Asia, for the development and start in the production of microelectronic CMOS devices, specifically leading the technology transfer between laboratories and fabrication lines with the end view on the customer. From the management side, she has wide experience on the business implications of the technological developments and capacity of team building. Since 2002 has been responsible for the definition and start-up of the Photovoltaic Solar Energy Department of CENER, that she directs and where the activity is a combination of R&D projects, testing activities and technical consultancy on Photovoltaics, with partners and customers all throughout the world.
Author of basic and applied research publications, speaker in technological forums and chairman of oral sessions, she also participates, among others, in committees for the development of PV Standards within the international community, in the Scientific Committee of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EUPVSEC) and is member of the Executive Committee of the IEA PVPS.