Dharmesh is past Chairman and Co-Founder of AstroWatt. His extensive 20-year career in silicon-based technologies provides an invaluable perspective into the solar industry and exceptional experience in translating industry need into market leading products. Dharmesh has been a driving force behind AstroWatt's advanced c-Si technology development.
Prior to founding AstroWatt, Dharmesh was the VP of Business Development, Solar Cell Division of SEMINDIA. Dharmesh began his career at Motorola / Freescale Semiconductor, where he led development teams in interconnect reliability, process integration and device engineering over several technology nodes. At Motorola, Dharmesh's critical work in interconnect reliability resulted in several fundamental breakthroughs and development of industry standards. With over 14 issued patents and 15 applications on file, Dharmesh is a critical driver of AstroWatt's competitive product position. Dharmesh has published over 50 articles and papers and is active at industry conferences around the world.
Dharmesh earned a B. Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and an M.S. and a Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. While working at Motorola, Dharmesh completed his management degree from the IC2 Institute, McCombs Business School at The University of Texas at Austin.