SOFI is pleased to welcome Amanda Smeigh as new program manager!

Amanda has extensive experience in solar cells and solar fuels, and is deeply passionate about solar energy’s potential to enhance our quality of life and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. She received her PhD in Chemistry from Michigan State University, and has worked for both the Swedish Consortium for Artificial Photosynthesis and the Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center. Amanda’s research has spanned topics from catalysis to photon capture, and she has worked with a team to assemble a novel solar cell that was four times as efficient as previous solar cells of the same kind. Collaboration is important to Amanda, and is what drew her to SOFI. She says, “I believe that a community of scientists, entrepreneurs, and motivated industrial visionaries can make great strides in moving beyond the age of fossil fuels.”