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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Venkatesan Murali

Venkatesan Murali
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Merlin Solar


Dr. Venkatesan Murali is a Silicon Valley professional with a track record of success over the past three decades. His background as a high-tech executive in Fortune 100 companies along with experience in founding & leading successful startups have uniquely helped him hone his technical & business skills. He is widely acknowledged as an inspirational leader, a technical expert, and an out-of-the-box thinker who is adept at building lasting partnerships. He has been awarded over 40 international patents in his career that spans Semiconductors (Intel & Xilinx), Optical Telecommunications (Scion Photonics, JDSU), and Renewable Energy (Merlin Solar Technologies, Inc).