Management

Hamid Torabi – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Hamid TorabiHamid is Chairman and CEO of Solar Junction Corporation and an executive member of Taqnia International. He joined Taqnia International Investment Group in 2013 following a 30-year career at IBM where he last served as the Director of IBM Research for the Middle East and Africa. During his time at IBM, Hamid held various technical, managerial, and executive level positions in the areas of semiconductor research, IC product design, semiconductor process development, manufacturing, and business development.

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, Sabeur led talented engineering and manufacturing organizations that developed and commercialized innovative products in opto-electronic components and subsystems, optical networking equipment, sensors, and Li-ion batteries. He started his career at SDL, Inc. (acquired by JDSU) before co-founding LuxN, Inc. (acquired by Sorrento/Zhone). He also worked at Santur Corp. (acquired by Neophotonics), RIO (acquired by QinetiQ), K2 Optronics (acquired by Emcore) and Leyden Energy (acquired by A123). Sabeur holds a Ph.D. from USC 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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