Introduced in 2015, the ISES Fellows status aims to recognize people who have given many years of distinguished service to ISES and have advanced the use of solar and renewable energy through research, education, communication and deployment. Fellows provide inspiration and mentoring to Young ISES members and form a pool of experienced solar and renewable energy experts to ensure that their knowledge and expertise can benefit ISES in various ways. The 2021 Fellows are:
Steve Meyers, USA
He served on the ISES Board of Directors from 2016 – 2019, during the 2018 – 2019 term he was on the Executive Committee. Steve was the Project Lead for both infographic instalments ISES has developed so far: Dispelling the Myths in 2018 and Solar Thermal Heat for Industry Processes in 2019. He was very engaged to work with ISES headquarters in successfully developing these products which are very useful to ISES to dispel myths about solar energy.
Paulette Middleton, USA
Dr Middleton has been on the ISES Board of Directors since 2010 where she has played many valuable roles both as a member of the Board and the Executive. A non-comprehensive list includes, ISES Secretary, ByLaws reviewer, coordinator of the society’s strategic planning and implementation of new directions, sustainable development interests, membership growth, coordinator among country sections, and educational programs, including ISREE. She was Chair of the Solar and Society theme for the Solar World Congresses 2013, 2015 and 2017 and ISREE Congress 2019 and 2021
Dave Renné as Immediate Past President, USA
Aldo Steinfeld, Switzerland
Prof. Aldo Steinfeld has an excellent track record in engineering research and development of solar energy technologies. He is among the leading scholars in the field of solar thermochemical fuels and the most cited researcher in the world in this emerging field, in particular for his innovative ideas and pioneering research on efficient conversion of concentrated solar energy. Prof. Steinfeld was an ISES Board Director from 2016 – 2018.