Vikram Solar has appointed Dr. Milind Kulkarni as Chief Technical officer (CTO) of Vikram Solar Limited. Dr. Kulkarni’s role will be critical in product & technology development and manufacturing, design & process development, while supporting the company’s expansion and achieving technological breakthrough.
With a PhD in Chemical Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Kulkarni has a diverse experience spanning 24 years in the fields of technology development and deployment, product development, application engineering & pre-sales, and has profound market intelligence & insight-led decision making ability. He has rich experience in the renewables sector and is also experienced in various leadership roles across semi-conductor technology and solar energy.
Prior to joining Vikram Solar, Dr. Kulkarni has served in various leadership roles with entities including Suzlon Limited, Svagos Technik Inc, GCL Solar Materials, SunEdison and MEMC Electronic Materials. Dr. Kulkarni has also authored and co-authored over 70 international journal publications, patents, conference presentations, plenary talks, and book chapters, collectively.
Mr Gyanesh Chaudhary, Managing Director, Vikram Solar Limited expressed, “We are living in an environment and chasing energy goals where constant technological innovation is key for the advancement of the solar energy industry. Dr. Kulkarni’s technological prowess and experience will give a massive boost to the company as we venture into solar-cell manufacturing, backward integration and continue to be among the first to revolutionise solar energy for the nation.”