Dr. Danielle Merfeld

Dr. Danielle Merfeld

Corporate Officer, GE Electrical Technologies & Systems
Dr. Danielle Merfeld, Ph.D, is vice president of Niskayuna Technology Center and technical director of electrical technologies and systems. She leads a global team of over 500 scientists and engineers, responsible for advanced technology development in the areas of semiconductor devices and packaging, electronics, power conversion.  Dr. Merfeld's team is organized into six Technology Organizations, which are distributed across GE’s four Global Research facilities.
 
Prior to her current role, Dr. Merfeld was General Manager of Solar Technologies at GE Energy.  She initially joined GE Global Research in 1999 and led the Semiconductor Technology Laboratory, later serving as the Director of the Solar Technology Platform before transferring to her role at GE Energy.
 
Dr. Merfeld received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.  She has authored or co-authored over 70 papers in refereed technical journals and has given presentations at conferences and symposiums around the world.  She is a member of several technical associations (IEE, MRS, ECS, and SWE), and sits on the University of Notre Dame’s Graduate Studies and Research Advisory Council.