Brent Nelson has worked at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for over 30 years, spending most of his career studying thin-film solar cells primarily hydrogenated amorphous silicon and its alloys. Ha has expertise in safety practices in working with hazardous production materials. He has authored and coauthored over 90 scientific publications and has more than 500 citations for research in addition to giving dozens of scientific talks on multiple continents. He currently manages a group of data and research equipment specialists who support technologies ranging from photovoltaics to nanoparticle generation to fuel cells to batteries to other energy-related material systems. He has extensive budgeting and project management experience for NREL and several non-profit organizations.