Joe Morabito received his training in Materials/Engineering Science at Notre Dame with honors (B.S. 1963) and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (1967). He then went, as a postdoctoral fellow, to the University of California at Berkeley (1968) and as a visiting scientist (1969) to the Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. He joined Bell Laboratories in 1970 and is the author of 81 publications and six patents covering a broad range of technology development for advanced telecommunications systems, business development, environmental sciences, and renewable energy. He received the Bell Labs Fellow Award in June, 2005. He has served on the editorial boards of Thin Solid Films and the Journal of Surface and Interface Science. He has also been active as a consultant to the National Science Foundation, the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Department of Energy in the area of solar energy, a member of the Industrial Advisory Council at Penn State, a member of the Advisory Committee of the EPA National Pollution Prevention Center at the University of Michigan, and the Advisory Committee on Environmental Health and Safety issues at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and on the internal research programs at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Board of Directors of the Research and Development Council of New Jersey, the Selection Committee for Industrial Ecology Grants by the AT&T Foundation and on the Advisory Board of the Multi-Lifecycle Engineering Research Center at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He was appointed as one of six industrial advisors to the Assistant and Secretary of Energy on solar energy R&D programs. He is currently Senior Director of Integrated Robust Design and Compliance Engineering Center for Alcatel-Lucent - Bell Laboratories. He recently served as 2008 Chairman of the DOE Solar Energy Program.