China-based JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd, a manufacturer, has appointed Dr. Hao Jin has as the chief technology officer (CTO), effective immediately.
Jin has served in a number of senior positions at JinkoSolar, primarily as vice president of research and development (R&D) since 2015 and chief scientist from 2012 to 2015. Prior to that, Jin held several key roles in R&D and research, namely as vice president of R&D at Lightway Solar (China), chief scientist at Trina Solar (China), and research fellow at the Australian National University based in Canberra.
Kangping Chen, CEO at JinkoSolar, said: “We are very pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Jin to chief technology officer where I’m sure his leadership and experience will continue to drive our cutting-edge R&D forward.
As vice president of R&D, Dr. Jin played a critical role in the numerous significant milestones JinkoSolar hit in technological and industry upgrades and module efficiency. Going forward, Dr. Jin will focus his attention on accelerating our R&D efforts and applying them to the mass production of our solar products.”
Jin earned his PhD in engineering from the Australian National University and his bachelor’s degree in thermal energy and power engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing.