A dedicated team of PV professionals leads the IEC. Their Biographies reveal the significant impact the Institute has had in the development of the industry throughout its history. This influence continues today as UD Faculty, Visiting Scholars, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Graduate Students and Undergraduates bring their expertise to bear on state-of-the-science academic research and development. Professional staff members supervise graduate students in pursuit of their Masters or Doctorate degrees in conjunction with the departments of Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics. The professional staff lectures in undergraduate and graduate-level courses, and supervises undergraduate student research projects. Students conducting research at IEC are highly regarded for internships at NREL and other public/private laboratory facilities.