Dr. Parikhit Sinha is a Senior Scientist, Sustainability Research at First Solar, where he leads the company’s research on environmental product safety and life cycle assessment. He is a member of the International Energy Agency PVPS Task 12 Committee on PV Sustainability. He also serves as chair of the Industrial Advisory Board of the QESST engineering research center, on the editorial board of Case Studies in the Environment, and on the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the IEC. He is a former study director at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Board of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. He has a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a B.A. in environmental engineering from Harvard University.