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Dr. Peter Borden

Co-Founder and Chief Technical Adviser
energy storage , renewability
Gridtential Energy
United States of America


      A leading technologist, serial entrepreneur and Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara University, Dr. Peter Borden developed Gridential’s novel Silicon Joule technology and cofounded the company. His deep expertise in silicon and thin film technologies had previously led him to found Boxer Cross (acquired by Applied Materials), where he conceived and patented a silicon solar cell manufacturing process widely used today. At Boxer Cross, Borden also developed metrology systems using DFM processes, which targeted IC manufacturing process control, and as CTO and founder for High Yield Technology (acquired by Pacific Scientific), he developed commercial in-situ particle monitoring systems for VLSI process equipment. Earlier, at Varian Associates, he led the Photovoltaics Group, setting performance records with III-V and silicon concentrator cells and systems, sponsored by Sandia National Labs, NREL and the Air Force. Dr. Borden has over 80 publications and 68 patents and holds PhD and MS degrees in Applied Physics from Stanford and BS degrees in Physics and EE from MIT.

Research Interest

 Energy, CleanTech, Battery

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