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Dr. Lidija Sekaric was the director of the Solar Energy Technologies Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), where she helped manage and balance the portfolio of research, development, demonstration, and deployment programs in achieving our national SunShot goals. 

Before she joined the SunShot team, she served as a senior advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Energy and as a technical and market advisor on the world's largest distributed solar generation projects. Her extensive experience in this industry also includes research in nanoscale science and engineering. Her specific accomplishments in this area include developing record-setting devices in nano-photonics, electronics, nanomechanics and sensors. She has more than 40 scientific publications and holds 30 U.S. patents.

She received her Ph.D. and Master of Science degree in Applied Physics from Cornell University. In addition, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bryn Mawr College.

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