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Joel Jean        

CEO & Co-Founder of Swift Solar

Joel Jean is the CEO and co-founder of Swift Solar and a strong advocate for climate change action.

Prior to joining Swift, Jean served as Executive Director of the Tata-MIT GridEdge Solar research program, which focuses on scale-up of new solar photovoltaic technologies for India and other developing countries.

As a researcher and NSF Fellow at MIT, he developed ultra-lightweight and flexible solar cells that were recognized by the Katerva Award in 2017. He co-authored the MIT Future of Solar Energy Study and has worked extensively on emerging PV materials and devices, techno-economic analysis, and energy and climate policy.

Jean holds a Ph.D. and master's degree in electrical engineering from MIT and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering with distinction from Stanford University.

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