Two STERG alumni have achieved remarkable success in the solar energy industry. Dr Paul Gauché (founder of STERG) previously managed the Concentrating Solar Technologies department at Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, from 2017 to 2020. He has recently taken up a new role as the Vice President of Research and Development at Heliogen in the United States.

Dr Willem Landman has also joined Heliogen as a Concentrating Solar Power System Design Specialist. He previously worked as a Technology Development Specialist at SBP Sonne, from 2017 to 2020, in Germany.

Heliogen, founded in 2013 by serial entrepreneur and innovator Bill Gross, is a clean energy company that focuses on replacing carbon-intensive processes with alternative solar powered technologies. Heliogen’s mission is supported by various investors, of which most notably, is Bill Gates. Have a look at their website for an interesting read on who they are and what they are working on.

STERG is extremely proud of the successes that our graduates are achieving in academia and industry. We take pride in training our students to become the next generation of leaders and engineers in the fields of Concentrating Solar Power and Renewable Energy.