B.J. Stanbery Ph.D.

Stanbery, B.J.
Position Department / Business Unit
CEO and Founder
Institution Disciplines
HelioVolt Corporation General
City State / Provence
Austin Texas
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With an illustrious career spanning more than 25 years in the solar industry, HelioVolt Corporation’s CEO and Founder Dr. B.J. Stanbery is an expert in the business and science of photovoltaic materials.

Dr. Stanbery won recognition in 2005 for his theoretical model of CIGS, the material that HelioVolt is currently developing for photovoltaic building products. Representing a fundamental accomplishment in ongoing efforts to understand the device physics behind this thin-film material, the Intra-Absorber Junction (IAJ) or Stanbery model, revealed that CIGS’ inherent physical properties make it one of nature’s best solar materials. He founded HelioVolt in 2001 to develop and commercialize his groundbreaking FASST™ process for applying CIGS thin-film photovoltaics directly to conventional construction materials.

Renowned for his innovations in the design and manufacture of PV devices, Stanbery steered industry giant Boeing towards that goal, registering seven patents in thin-film PV technology, successfully manufacturing and deploying PV for spacecraft, and in 1990 achieving the world record in multi-junction thin-film cell efficiency, a distinction he still holds to this day.


Dr. Stanbery completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2001 from the University of Florida, having previously obtained an M.S. in Physics from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Texas.

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