Dr. Becca Jones-Albertus

Dr. Becca Jones-Albertus

Acting Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office and SunShot Initiative

Dr. Becca Jones-Albertus is the Acting Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office and SunShot Initiative, whichwork to accelerate the market competitiveness of solar energy by targeting LCOE reductions and increased solar deployment. Previously, Dr. Jones-Albertus was SunShot’s Program Manager for Photovoltaics, where she and her teammanagedroughly $200 million in funding to the U.S. National Laboratories, academia and industry to improve PV performance and reliability and reduce manufacturing cost.

Dr. Jones-Albertus has spent her careeradvancingphotovoltaic materials and devices, from fundamental research and development to technology transfer into manufacturing. Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Dr. Jones-Albertus was at Solar Junction, where she led effortsdeveloping the company’s two-time world record solar cells and then transferring that technology to a high volume manufacturing toolset. Shehas more than 10 patents and 30 technical publications.

Dr. Jones-Albertus graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a B.S. in electrical engineering, and also holds aM.S. and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.