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Dr. Benjamin Heng

Executive Vice President Engineering

Dr. Heng is the Executive Vice President of Engineering at ESS Inc. He has held key executive and advisory roles in several technology startups, having successfully brought two solar companies to acquisition and several startups to next-level funding. As COO of Caelux Solar, Dr. Heng orchestrated a new perovskite-based solar product from prototype to pilot production, enabling the company’s strategic positioning in a competitive industry. As head of Solar Product Engineering & Operations at Tesla/ Solar City he led design, development, pilot, and transition to manufacturability of cutting-edge products including the solar roof. Before this, he was part of Intel’s Device Integration and Process Engineering groups. He holds more than 72 patents in disciplines ranging from biotech to transistor technology to solar. Dr. Heng is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering with a focus in device physics and nanobiotechnology.

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