Lucintech Inc, is the new name for Xunlight 26 Solar, LLC, which was formerly a subsidiary of Xunlight Inc. We were co-founded by Alvin Compaan and Xunming Deng who is a co-founder of Xunlight Corp. Xunlight 26/Lucintech was established as a spin-out technology company from The University of Toledo in January 2008. Lucintech has licensed sputter deposition technology from UT that was developed under more than 20 years of research in the II-VI Thin-Film PV Laboratory of Prof. Alvin Compaan.
Since 2008, Lucintech’s technology development has been supported by more than $2.8M of non-dilutive grants from the Ohio Third Frontier, NSF-SBIR, DOE-STTR, Rocket Ventures, and the Edison Incubator. We are now scaling up to build prototypes of full-size PV sunroofs and 2 ft x 4 ft PV windows with support from Ohio’s Third Frontier Technology Validation and Start-up Fund. Meanwhile,Lucintech is developing next-generation technology enhancements in collaboration with UT’s PV Innovation and Commercialization Center (PVIC) with Phase II support from the DOE-STTR program.
Markus Moor is a member of Lucintech’s Board of Directors. Markus is a Partner with Emerald Technology Ventures, a leading venture capital fund focused on industrial technology investments within the clean technology sector. Since joining the team in Zurich in 2001 he spent several years in Emerald’s North American office in Canada. Prior to this position Markus worked for SAM Sustainable Asset Management focusing on public equity investments in the energy and Cleantech sector. Previous to joining SAM, he held different operational positions by working with Miteco, a Swiss based engineering firm specialized in the development of leading industrial production process equipment. This included R&D positions as well as project management positions where he gained broad experience in designing and setting up new manufacturing processes in Europe and Asia. Markus holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering with Honor from the University of Applied Sciences Solothurn in Switzerland and a MS in Economics and Technology Management with Honor from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
Alvin Compaan is a member of Lucintech’s Board of Directors, CEO and co-founder. Dr. Compaan is a pioneer in the development of magnetron sputtering technology for thin-film CdTe solar cells, with extensive PV experience as a faculty member at The University of Toledo where he started UT’s extensive photovoltaic research effort. He serves as the Chief Technology Officer of Lucintech. His research in photovoltaic materials and devices has been funded by the National Renewable Energy Lab, the U.S. Dept. of Energy, the NSF, Air Force, and the Ohio Department of Development. In addition, he has done collaborative research with many industrial groups in PV. He is inventor on four patents and six patent applications in the area of thin-film PV and has authored more than 250 publications in professional journals.
David F. Waterman is Lucintech’s corporate counsel and secretary to the Board. Dave is a Partner in Shumaker, Loop, and Kendrick and has extensive experience in representing closely held business enterprises, serving in a general counsel capacity and advising both the business and its owners in connection with tax and general corporate matters. He is most active representing parties in the start-up, acquisition, disposition and financing of business interests, and the implementation of growth strategies through joint ventures, venture capital financings and private placement funding.
Neil Cameron is a Lucintech Board Observer. Neil is Investment Director at Emerald Technology Ventures. His sector expertise is in the field of advanced materials and processes and is involved in all phases of the investment process: sourcing, evaluating, selecting and supporting novel sustainable technology startups from early diligence to exit. Dr. Cameron supports Lucintech with his background in high throughput, high yield, low-cost nanomaterials production. Prior to joining Emerald in 2006, Neil was a project leader and staff scientist with the National Research Council of Canada (Industrial Materials Institute). Recent projects have included work in nanotechnology, high-fidelity micro- & nanofabrication, polymer synthesis & applications, interfacial interactions. Neil holds a Doctorate in Chemistry from McGill University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of King’s College (Dalhousie University).