Liwei Xu, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Vice President of Administration and Government Grants
Dr. Xu and Dr. Deng co-founded Midwest Optoelectronics, LLC in 2002, which was re-organized into Xunlight Corporation in 2006/2007. During the seven years from 2002 to 2009, she established and had been in charge of the Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, and Administration Departments at Xunlight. Currently, she is in charge of Human Resources and Administration Departments, and oversees all the Government Grant projects at Xunlight.
Dr. Xu played a key role in the rapid growth of the Company, from 2 employees to over 80, and in the Company’s receiving over $60 million funding of venture capital and private equity investments and government grants and loans. She also served as the principal investigator for three U.S. Department of Energy grants, totaling $3.4 million. Dr. Xu received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1991. Her experience also includes 2 years at the University of Michigan as a postdoctoral research associate, 3 years at Energy Conversion Devices, Inc as a senior research scientist, and several years at the University of Toledo as a visiting assistant professor.