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Full name: 
Gregory Mihalik
Job title: 
Professor of the Practice, Technology Entrepreneurship
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Cent 5142

Mr. Mihalik teaches evidence-based entrepreneurship skills and principles, benefiting students launching a business or pursuing careers with technology and innovation driven companies.

Mr. Mihalik has over 30 years of technology and professional experience. He spent three years living and working in Asia. Mr. Mihalik has worked for EG&G Energy Measurements, Milliken & Company, Proctor & Gamble, Siemens Solar, SolarWorld, Shell Solar, SunPower, Suniva, SolarCity/Tesla, and Millennium Mats. He was an adjunct lecturer at the University of North Georgia on Leadership and Management and a high school engineering and technology teacher in EPIC at Mill Creek High School, an experiential, project-based, innovative, and cross-curricular program educating and developing future engineers and entrepreneurs through discovery and “real-world” experiences.

Mr. Mihalik received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Yale University and a M.B.A. in Management Sciences from Golden Gate University.

His hobbies include hiking, biking, lifting, basketball, and baseball.

Research interests: 

• Technology entrepreneurship and innovation
• Solar cells and modules
• Crystal growth techniques
• Leadership and management principles


• Green Energy Award from U.S. Department of Energy
• State of Washington’s Governor’s Award on Sustainability
• Bonneville Power Administration Green Energy Award
• Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Award from Governors of Washington and Oregon
• Past member of the Nuclear Emergency Search Team (NEST)
• Yale football and baseball

"Multiple Batch Recharging for Industrial CZ Silicon Growth," G. Mihalik and B. Fickett, Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 225, Elsevier, New York, May 2001, pp. 580-585.

"Applied Process Improvements For Industrial CZ Silicon," (Invited speaker). G. Mihalik and B. Fickett for the American Association of Crystal Growth/West 17th Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy, June 2000.

"Crystal Growth of Tri-Crystalline Silicon for Photovoltaic Applications," J. Palm, A. Lerchenberger, W. Kusian, W. Kruhler, A. Endros, G. Mihalik, B. Fickett, J. Nickerson, and T. Jester for the EU-PVSEC Conference, May 2000.

"Economic Feeder for Recharging and 'Topping Off'," B. Fickett and G. Mihalik, Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 211, Elsevier, New York, 2000, pp. 372-377.

"The Affects of Hotzone Modifications on Czochralski Grown Solar Cells," G. Mihalik, A. Matthaus, and T. Jester. Ninth Workshop on Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell Materials and Processes: NREL/BK-520-26941, August 1999, pp. 108-111.

"Efficiency Opportunities in Hotzones for Silicon Crystal Growth," (Invited speaker) G. Mihalik and B. Fickett for the Eleventh American Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy, August 1999.

"A Silicon Ingot Lifetime Tester for Industrial Use," T.H. Wang, T.F. Ciszek, M. Landry, A. Matthaus, and G. Mihalik, NCPV Photovoltaics Program Review, American Institute of Physics, 1999, pp. 443-452.

"Mercuric Iodide Crystals Grown by Physical Vapor Transport," D. Nason, G. Mihalik, and R. Monchamp for presentation at the Tenth Annual Conference on Crystal Growth (AACG-10), Vail, CO, August 1996.

"Octagonal Crystals of Strontium Barium Niobate (SBN:61)," R. Monchamp, G. Mihalik, L. Franks, Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 140, 1994, p. 439.

"On the Nature of Striae in Strontium Barium Niobate," R. Monchamp, G. Mihalik, and L. Franks, Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 140, 1994, p. 178.

Last revised February 1, 2023