How Much Will Gallium Oxide Power Electronics Cost?

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Samantha Bench Reese is a senior engineer at the Strategic Energy Analysis Center at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). As an analyst, Samantha helps put early-stage research problems in context of technoeconomic tradeoffs and analytically shows technology potential through supply-chain analysis, trade-flow mapping, market research, and building bottom-up cost models. Prior to joining NREL, she helped transition products from R&D to volume manufacturing. Samantha's background is in mechanical and electrical engineering. She received an M.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University and a B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Timothy Remo is a manufacturing analyst in the Techno-Economic Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center at NREL. Tim's areas of expertise include cost analysis of semiconductor manufacturing, process development and process optimization, and design of experiments. His research interests include cost-competitive renewable energy alternatives, economics of changing energy costs and demand, and challenges associated with smarter grid technology. Prior to joining NREL, Tim was a process and product engineer in the semiconductor and photovoltaics industry. Tim received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of South Florida and B.A. in Physics from University of Florida. Johney Green Jr. is an Associate Laboratory Director for Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Sciences (MTES) at NREL. He oversees NREL's transportation, buildings, wind, water, geothermal, advanced manufacturing, and concentrating solar power research programs. Prior to joining NREL, Johney held a number of leadership roles at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), served as technical coordinator at the U.S. Department of Energy, and worked with Ford Motor Company. Green has received several awards during his career and served on numerous advisory boards. Dr. Green received his Mechanical Engineering degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology (Ph.D., M.S.) and The University of Memphis (B.S.). Andriy Zakutayev is a scientist at Materials Science Center at NREL, leading a team working on new materials for advanced energy technologies. His research interests include discovery and development of materials for solar cells, Li-ion batteries, fuel cells, power electronics, and other renewable energy technologies. Andriy is an author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and a reviewer for more than 50 scientific journals. He has received an EMRS Young Scientist Award along with many other professional recognitions. Dr. Zakutayev received his Ph.D. in Physics from Oregon State University and B.S. in Electronics from Lviv Polytechnic National University (Ukraine).

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)903-907
Number of pages5
Issue number4
StatePublished - 17 Apr 2019

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NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5K00-72582


  • advanced manufacturing
  • AMO
  • gallium oxide
  • power electronics
  • SiC


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