Dr Chris Case

Chief Technology Officer
Chris Case Chief Technology Officer

Chris is responsible for maximising the commercial value of Oxford PV’s technology.

Chris’ experience spans markets across the world including the US, and he has helped companies large and small to manage their IP portfolios, broaden their scope of influence, and build successful and profitable businesses. His previous positions have included 10 years as Chief Technology and Scientific Officer with BOC, part of Linde, where he oversaw the global technology strategy and R&D for the €8 billion business.

Chris actively contributes to advancing the solar industry. He serves as a Board Member of the European Solar Manufacturing Council and a Steering Committee member of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP-PV). Since 2021 he has been the President of the International Thin-Film Solar Industry Association (PVthin). He also advises the SuperSolar Hub of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC). He is extensively published in international press and scientific publications, and is a regular speaker and lecturer on integrated circuits and photovoltaics.

With his background as an educator, Chris is also passionate about promoting the role of STEM and enabling younger generations in building a sustainable future.

Chris began his career as Assistant Professor of Engineering at Brown University, followed by 10 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He was a Fulbright-Hays scholar at the Université de Bordeaux, and holds a MSc in engineering and a PhD in materials science from Brown University.