Group Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO
Brent spent most of his career studying second-generation photovoltaic (PV) devices; primarily hydrogenated amorphous silicon and its alloys at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He is well published in the scientific community and written numerous internal documents as well as coauthoring several papers in the EHS field. He is also a well known within the PV community for his expertise in safety practices in working with hazardous production materials (HPMs) and has chaired the HPM safety panel at NREL for over a decade. Currently Brent manages a laboratory designed to integrate as many of the PV technologies and material characterization techniques as possible.