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Dr. Viktor Vasylyev

Dr. Viktor Vasylyev has been with Lucent Optics since the inception of the Company where he is currently the Lead of R&D in solar energy and a member of the Advisory Board.


Passionate about solar, Viktor is a pioneer of solar collectors, with his early publications and patents dating back to 1970s, a leading expert in solar concentrator optics and a lifelong advocate for the broader adoption of solar energy resources. He is Founding Chair of the Ukrainian National Section of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES).


Viktor has a 30-year academic background in cross-discipline theoretical and experimental science including works in astrophysics, nuclear physics, large-aperture astronomical optics and instrumentation, and solar energy. He also has about 20 years experience in applied science and research & development.


Dr. Vasylyev has more than 100 publications and patents and has managed a number of competitively funded R&D projects on solar energy harvesting technologies. Viktor earned his Ph.D. from the Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1975.