Doug Hall


Phone: 607-368-2210
Office: 20-118A
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Doug received a doctorate in applied physics from the University of California, Davis in 1982 while a student employee at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He joined Corning Inc. in 1983 as a senior research scientist and went on to a 27 year career in a number of roles including R&D manager, Technology Vice-President and business unit leader serving optical and glass product businesses. He joined the Department of Energy in June, 2011 as Portfolio Manager of the SunShot Initiative’s Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative. In 2014, he started Hall Solar Consulting.

Doug is the author of over 20 articles in refereed technical journals and three book chapters. He holds 17 U.S. patents. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and has served on its Board of Directors.


BA Physics (1975) - Occidental College, Los Angeles

PhD. Applied Physics (1982) - University of California, Davis

Teaching and Research Interests

Solar Energy