Mason Terry
Director of OREC
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy

Dr. Terry is the Director of the Oregon Renewable Energy Center (OREC), an applied renewable energy research center. He has been pursuing an all-encompassing passion for the last 18 years: to use his skills to help humanity and mitigate the effects of global warming. This passion started with a BS Electronics Engineering Technology at OregonTech focusing on modeling transistors, MS Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington focusing on MEMS, followed by a Ph.D. at the University of New South Wales under Martin Green and Armin Aberle on thin-film silicon photovoltaics. While completing his PhD. he joined Innovalight in Silicon Valley where he helped top solar companies rapidly advance cell efficiencies using patented semiconductor processing of silicon nano-particles. Innovalight was purchased by DuPont in 2011 where he then led the DuPont Photovoltaics Solutions Global Reliability program. His focus areas are in applied renewable energy, photovoltaics, solid state physics, electronics, engineering analytics, machine learning, fuel cells and biofuels/biomass. Dr. Terry is an expert in most PV technologies/architectures, front and back end processing (including ink jet), metallization, and cell/module reliability with some work on perovskite reliability. He has 11 patents awarded and 46 conference and journal publications.