Dr. Pawan Bhat is the founder of the Protoflex and currently serves as the President and Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Bhat has over 35 years of experience in thin film technology and business management. He is a recognized expert in thin film process and equipment technology. A skilled business manager, he has been instrumental in commercializing several technologies. Dr. Bhat has broad expertise in overcoming technology limitations in a production environment, while minimizing costs and maximizing quality. As a founder & president of MRG, Inc., Dr. Bhat manufactured & introduced many innovative thin film deposition equipment for photovoltaic industry and developed advanced thin film processing techniques. Dr. Bhat served as the Director of Technical Operations and also deployed the thin film battery pilot production facility at Infinite Power Solutions. His work spans applications such as thin film battery storage, renewable energy systems, optical storage materials and vacuum processing tools.