David Hegermiller ’10


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Project Title

Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell Intern

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This summer, I utilized my mechanical and material knowledge to repair broken and outdated machinery around the Research and Development Section of United Solar Ovonic. This streamlined the production line and allowed for more efficient research and production. I also experimented with a hundred thousand dollar piece of machinery which was inexplicably broken and unusable. I diagnosed the problem and put a plan in motion to fix it before I left for the summer. It should be fixed and in proper working condition within the month.

Internship Year


Project Category

Climate and Energy


United Solar Ovonic, Troy, MI


Sigurd Wagner (Princeton) and Dr. Jeff Yang (United Solar)