Program Managers

ITN's Program Managers are each highly experienced and successful scientists, as well as seasoned managers.

Dr. Russell Hollingsworth—Dr. Hollingsworth joined ITN as a Senior Scientist in May 2000, and has over 20 years experience in process development of amorphous silicon, alloy-based materials, and devices grown by Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD). He has extensive experience in all phases of thin-film photovoltaic manufacturing from equipment design, construction, and control software, to process development and device characterization. Dr. Hollingsworth has over 40 publications, and 1 patent on semiconductor devices and materials. Dr. Hollingsworth holds a BS-Physics from Louisiana State University, and both a MS and Ph.D. in Physics from Colorado State University.

Dr. Andrew Colclasure—Before joining ITN Energy Systems, Dr. Colclasure spent six years working in research at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). His research experience at CSM was primarily in the modeling and simulation of solid-oxide fuel cells and lithium-ion batteries. His research on fuel cells was focused on building dynamic, physically based models. These models are computationally efficient and have been extensively used in a variety of applications: systems level modeling, CFD stack modeling, and model based control. His fuel cell and battery research emphasized the incorporation of elementary electrochemistry into cell level modeling. Dr. Colclasure is co-author of twelve journal publications and holds a BS, MS, and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Dr. Raghuvir Singh—Dr. Singh serves ITN as Staff Scientist in the organization’s membrane technology division. A Fulbright fellow, Dr. Singh has over 23 years of experience in material science, polymer chemistry, analytical chemistry and bio-chemical sensor industries. Dr. Singh has deep hands-on experience in instrumental and chemical method development techniques, specific formulations, analytical and spectro-chemical analysis involved in material science and nanotechnology projects utilizing polymer thin- film deposition methods. At ITN, Dr. Singh is actively investigating new polymer-based electrolyte membranes for ongoing fuel cell projects with regards to membrane durability, performance and cost reduction measures. He holds twelve patents on chemical devices and has 70 scientific publications in international Journals. Dr. Singh holds BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from Banaras Hindu University, India. He also held the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard University and Post-Doctoral Fellow at Utah State University.

Mr. Scott Kato, Director of the Thin-Film Deposition Systems—Mr. Kato leads the company’s advanced equipment design and fabrication activities. With more than 20 years of Mechanical Engineering experience in manufacturing and design environments, Mr. Kato brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from past professional endeavors. At ITN, Mr. Kato is responsible for divisional project management, R&D, product design, rapid prototyping, and manufacturing process management. Mr. Kato holds an Engineering degree from Red Rocks Community College, and numerous technical and engineering certifications.