Biography - Fatima Toor, Lux Research

Fatima Toor, Ph.D., Research Analyst, Lux Research

Fatima Toor is an Analyst at Lux Research leading the Solar Components Intelligence service. She and her team help clients – Innovation 1000 corporations, leading institutional investors, utilities, and public policy makers – make better strategic decisions and monitor the ever changing global solar market. Fatima is frequently quoted in the press, and has been cited globally in publications such as PV Magazine, Solar Industry Magazine, Chemical and Engineering News, and The Oregonian on solar innovation and market trends.

Prior to joining Lux Research, Fatima was a postdoctoral researcher in the Silicon Materials and Devices group at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). While at NREL, Fatima improved on the previous best efficiency of nanoporous black x-Si solar cells, a technology that was patented and licensed by a solar industry manufacturer. During her undergraduate years, Fatima interned for two summers at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Laboratory working in a Class 100 cleanroom on process optimization of x-Si microelectronics fabrication and nanoimprint lithography.

Fatima obtained her Ph.D.  and M.A. in electrical engineering  from Princeton University where she developed cutting edge III-V-based quantum cascade lasers for environmental and medical sensing. While at Princeton, she also minored in physics and Science Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She received her B.S. degree with a double major in engineering sciences and physics from Smith College. Fatima is a member of Sigma Xi, APS, IEEE and OSA. Fatima has published in many peer-reviewed scientific journals, presented at various scientific conferences and received several awards for academic excellence.