Dr. Simone Arizzi
Dr. Simone Arizzi
Global Technology Director
DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
Simone Arizzi leads technology globally in DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions. In this role he is responsible for creating next generation material offerings for PV applications that improve the efficiency, lifetime and cost of modules, thus accelerating the path to grid parity in the rapidly growing photovoltaic market.

Until 2010 he led the Innovation agenda for the DuPont EMEA region.

From 2004 to 2007 he worked as Technology Manager in the Material Science & Engineering division of DuPont’s Central Research and Development, in Wilmington (USA). His main activities have been in the areas of alternative energies, specifically fuel cells and new materials for photovoltaic applications, as well as renewably sourced materials for packaging applications.

From 1996 to 2003 he held a variety of technology and business management positions in the Lycra® and nylon Specialty Intermediates businesses in the US and Europe. He joined DuPont in 1991 in Geneva.

He holds a chemical engineering degree from the ETH in Zürich, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from MIT.