DuraMAT Director and Distinguished Member of the Research Staff
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, Colorado, United States
Teresa M. Barnes is the Director of the DuraMAT Consortium for module materials research and a Distinguished Member of the Research Staff. Dr. Barnes’ research focuses on PV module and system reliability, including accelerated test development, materials and interface modeling, degradation mechanisms, field failure modes, sustainability, and materials science. We partner with stakeholders throughout the PV value chain on the development of industry standards for reliability testing and energy yield. We conduct application driven research on adhesion, cell and module degradation, mechanical damage, material weathering, and other topics.
Teresa has worked in PV at NREL for 16 years on thin-film PV, flexible devices, and transparent contacts and started focusing on reliability in 2016. She is a Chemical Engineer with a PhD from the Colorado School of Mines and a BS from the University of Maryland.
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT