Dr. Charlie Hotz

Vice President of Research & Development

Dr. Charlie Hotz sets the vision for Nanosys’ design, invention of new products and development of existing products.

Dr. Hotz joined Nanosys in 2013 to lead the development of its large-scale quantum dot production facility.  Upon successful completion and qualification of this large-scale line, Dr. Hotz took responsibility of R&D, and the development of next-generation products including Hyperion™ Quantum Dots and QD-LEDs.  
Dr. Hotz has led the commercial development of quantum dots for nearly two decades. During this time, he worked closely with many of the earliest Quantum Dot pioneers including Dr. Louis Brus, Dr. Paul Alivisatos of LBNL and Dr. Moungi Bawendi of MIT. Prior to Nanosys, Dr. Hotz was Vice President, R&D for 6 years at Solexant, a QD based photovoltaics company where he developed the first ever high efficiency QD solar cells. Dr. Hotz also served as Vice President of R&D for 7 years at Quantum Dot Corporation, where he developed many QD products for diagnostic and biological applications which are still in use today at Thermo-Fischer, who acquired Quantum Dot Corporation.

Dr. Hotz is the author of numerous patents and technical articles.  He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Michigan.