Rogelio F. Nochebuena is a Principal Advisor for Larta Institute. Rogelio is multi-talented engineering and business executive with more than 20 years of expertise in semiconductors, opto-electronics and solar energy. He’s a passionate and high-energy professional that loves to interact and collaborate with companies to improve business performance, crafting successful initiatives to make innovation an integral part of their corporate DNA. Skilled in working with avant garde technologies and devices assisting clients in such spaces to introduce new products and services. In addition performs technology and market assessments and due diligence work for Angel Investors and VC's. Expertise in commercialization of intellectual property and assisting start-up to have access to capital.
He’s affiliated with For Servicios Ambientales de Baja California/Encap Development a collaborative venture for the development of solar and other clean energy projects with offices in Mexico, Boston and New York City. During his tenure at Xerox PARC he was member of a team that developed novel CPV technology, later licensed by SolarFocus and served as the base for their entry into the market. He also worked with LPI (Light Prescription Innovations) an Altadena, CA company that developed a very efficient CPV technology. He has collaborated with the Lawrence Livermore National Lab in the development of thin-film deposition of Nanolaminates used in Super-Capacitors for energy storage. Rogelio has held senior technical and managerial roles at Acoda Vision, Agilent Technologies, Xerox PARC and Xerox in the USA and served as COO for Grupo Evoasis and VP of Operations at Envolta in Mexico.
Mr. Nochebuena has a BSEE from National Polytechnic Institute a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University; and holds a MBA from Pepperdine University. He was an Adjunct Professor of Business Strategy at Pepperdine University at its Malibu, CA campus.
He has spoken in a number of panels in local and international conferences including The Material Research Society (MRS); MIREC 2015 and 2016, also at the Mexican Solar Summit 2016 and IEEE, he is member of the Executive Committee for the Caltech Entrepreneurs’ Forum (formerly Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum) and held the position of Chapter Vice-Chair for the IEEE Laser and Electro-Optics Society Los Angeles Chapter.