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Danielle Merfeld

GE Global Research
Technology Director, Electrical Technologies & Systems

Danielle is the Technology Director for the Electrical Technologies & Systems organization in GE Global Research, reporting to the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of GE Global Research.  In this role, she leads a global team of 540 scientists and engineers, responsible for advanced technology development in the areas of semiconductor devices and packaging, electronics, electrical power conversion, controls and signal processing, in support of GE’s Energy Management, Power & Water, Oil & Gas, Aviation, Transportation, Home & Business Solutions and Healthcare businesses.  The ET&S team is organized into six Technology Organizations, which are distributed across GE’s four Global Research facilities.

Prior to her current role, Danielle was General Manager of Solar Technologies at GE Energy.  She initially joined GE Global Research in 1999 and led the Semiconductor Technology Laboratory, later serving as the Director of the Solar Technology Platform before transferring to her role at GE Energy. 

Danielle received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.  She has authored or co-authored over 70 papers in refereed technical journals and has given presentations at conferences and symposiums around the world.  She is a member of several technical associations (MRS, APS, ECS, IEEE and SWE), and is on the editorial board of Future PV journal.