Steven Hau
Technical Business Development Specialist, Sandia National Laboratories

Steven Hau is a technical business development specialist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories. He works on business development and licensing of technologies in materials science and in radiation/nuclear detection materials and devices.

Hau received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2009. During this time, he worked on projects funded by the DOE, NSF, DARPA, ONR, AFOSR and Intel ,where he developed expertise in the fields of optoelectronics and organic electronics. In addition, Hau initiated and co-lead the development of solar cell research for the group in which he developed, fabricated, characterized, and processed traditional and flexible form factor organic electronic device architectures for solar cells and transistors. One of his primary research interest and focuses was on development of devices and processing methods that would allow organic based solar cells to be commercially viable.

Hau has authored and co-authored over 30 scientific publications and presentations and has a pending patent in the fields of organic electronics and electro-optics. In 2008 he received the Intel Ph.D. Fellowship to work in collaboration with Intel Corporation on the development of organic solar cell technologies.

In 2009 Hau consulted for Intellectual Ventures in which he examined, and assessed the viability, potential market success, and competitive landscape of intellectual property. He was also a co-founder of a materials startup company working on developing display based technologies.