Lawrence L. Kazmerski, Ph.D., is a member of the Materials Design Group in RASEI and Emeritus Member of Research Staff of NREL. His career spans 50 years of R&D and technical leadership in solar and photovoltaic technology. His current research focuses on PV reliability issues. This includes research on soiling problems for PV systems, with programs supported in Brazil and India. He works to support research on inverse design projects in the University of Colorado Boulder Materials Design Group. Kazmerski was founding Director the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) at NREL, and his career includes 38 years at the Laboratory. Kazmerski is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Foreign Member of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the IEEE, APS, AVS, and ASES. He has visiting faculty appointments at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Geras, Brazil and IIT-Bombay, India.