• Individual Members
  • Early Career Members
  • Student Members
  • Corporate Members
  • SPIE Professional Magazine
  • Visiting Lecturers
  • Women In Optics
  • Women in Optics Events
    Women in Optics Planner
    2016 WiO Planner
    2015 WiO Planner
    2014 WiO Planner
    2013 WiO Planner
    2012 WiO Planner
    2011 WiO Planner
    2010 WiO Planner
    2009 WiO Planner
    2008 WiO Planner
    2007 WiO Planner
    2006 WiO Planner
    2005 WiO Planner
    Women in Optics Videos
    Women in Optics Survey
  • BACUS Technical Group
Print PageEmail Page

Danielle Merfeld

Director, Solar Technology Platform
GE Global Research Center

Country of origin: USA

What I do.
I plan and coordinate research for the solar technology space within GE. This includes Silicon materials, solar cells and modules, thin film photovoltaics, photovoltaic inverters, electrical systems, and systems/controls development.

What I find exciting.
It is great to know that something you are working on will actually make the world a better place and bring a higher quality of life to many people.

What I wish someone had told me.
That as long as you are doing something that you are passionate about, you will be successful. I think it is easy to worry about the opportunities in a certain space, but energy, enthusiasm, and hard work can make opportunities happen.