Dr. Craig Tyner is one of the world's leading experts in solar technologies. During his 31-year tenure at Sandia National Laboratories, Dr. Tyner oversaw the solar and geothermal R&D programs, and most recently served as manager of the Licensing and Intellectual Property Management Department. Dr. Tyner participated in the testing and analysis of the Solar One Project – the first solar power tower system ever built – and was program manager for all Sandia activities on Solar Two which included the project technical advisory committee and acting as the Department of Energy's primary advisor. From 2002-2004, Dr. Tyner served as Chairman of the SolarPACES Executive Committee. Dr. Tyner holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois, where he was a NSF Fellow, and received his BS from the California Institute of Technology.