Richard Perez Research Professor University at Albany, Atmospheric Science Research Center
Richard Perez is a Research Professor at the University at Albany's Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, where he directs applied research and teaches in the fields of satellite-derived solar radiation, and solar energy applications.
He holds a Master and a Doctorate in Atmospheric Sciences (University of Paris and SUNY-Albany) and an Undergraduate Degree in Electrotechnics (University of Nice, France).
He currently serves on the board of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and has served several times as their annual conference's technical chair.
Perez has been an Associate Editor of Solar Energy Journal and has served on the board of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). He has produced over 200 journal articles, conference papers and technical reports and holds two US patents on methods of load management using photovoltaics. He has received several international awards including a Certificate for Outstanding Research from the USDOE, Best Published Article from the International Solar Energy Society, and the American Solar Energy Society's highest award, the Charles Greeley Abbot Award.