Management

Hamid Torabi – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Hamid TorabiHamid Torabi is Chairman and CEO of Solar Junction Corporation and an executive member of Taqnia International Company. Hamid joined Solar Junction in 2013 following a 30-year career with IBM Corporation, where he last served as Director of IBM Research for the Middle East and Africa. During his time at IBM, Hamid held various technical, strategic, and executive positions in the areas of semiconductor manufacturing, operations, and business development. He has served on the board of directors of a number of IBM joint venture companies, including ALTIS Semiconductor (acquired by AES AG), MiCRUS (acquired by Philips Semiconductors), and IBM Japan Ltd.’s Yasu.

Sabeur Siala – Vice President, Research & Development

Dr. Sabeur SialaSabeur Siala has 20 years of industry experience including 18 years in the photonics industry. Prior to joining Solar Junction Corp., Sabeur led talented engineering and manufacturing teams that developed and commercialized innovative products in opto-electronic components and subsystems, optical networking equipment, and sensors. He started his career at SDL, Inc. (acquired by JDSU) before co-founding LuxN, Inc. (acquired by Zhone, NASDAQ: ZHNE). He led engineering at Santur Corp. (acquired by Neophotonics Corp NYSE: NPTN), RIO (acquired by OptaSense /QinetiQ LSE: QQ.), K2 Optronics (acquired by Emcore NASDAQ: EMKR). Sabeur holds a Ph.D. from Univ. of Southern California and a B.S. from Georgia Tech, both in Electrical Engineering.

Lan Zhang – Vice President, Manufacturing

Dr. Lan ZhangDr. Zhang joined Solar Junction in February of 2009. From 2009 to 2014, Dr. Zhang served as Director of Process Development and Director of Wafer Fab Operations for the company. Prior to joining Solar Junction, Dr. Zhang served various senior technical, operations and management positions in disk drive, photonics and display industries such as Seagate, New Focus and Collinear for fifteen years. Dr. Zhang holds a Ph.D in materials science and engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a master of science in materials engineering from The University of Alabama. He also holds a master and a bachelor of science in materials engineering from Shanghai University. Dr. Zhang authored and co-authored three US patents and twelve publications in referred journals.

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