Corey Hoven, Ph.D.

Corey is a co-founder and the full-time Chief Technology Officer at NEXT for over 6 years. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He then served as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Department of Materials at UCSB. His overall research focus at UCSB was on organic light emitting diodes and organic photovoltaics with a particularly strong focus on device design. Corey’s UCSB committee included two Nobel Laureates, and his work was published in a number of top ranked journals. He received the Graduate Program in Management Practice Certificate from the Technology Management Program at UCSB, where he won the 2010 New Venture Competition for what would become NEXT. He earned a B.S. in Physics in 2005, focusing on renewable energy technology and identifying organic solar as the future of renewable energy. He also received a B.S. in Anthropology at the same time, focusing on barriers to sustainable energy development. Corey leads a technical team at NEXT that is comprised of international leaders in their field of OPV and who are uniquely qualified to bring a transparent organic solar technology to the market by including scientists with world-class expertise in device fabrication and physics, chemical synthesis, materials processing, and characterization across multiple scales.