LDK Solar Co., Ltd. ("LDK Solar") (NYSE: LDK), a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) products, today announced that Professor Rongqiang Cui, Director of LDK Solar's Laboratory at Shanghai Jiaotong University, passed away at the age of 71.
Professor Cui joined LDK Solar in September 2005 as the Director of LDK Solar's Laboratory at Shanghai Jiaotong University. Professor Cui began solar energy research in 1971 and became the Head of the Solar Research Institute of Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1997. Previously, he was an assistant tutor, lecturer and professor in the Physics Department of Xian Jiaotong University from 1964 to 1996. Professor Cui graduated from the Xian Jiaotong University in 1964 with a diploma in Engineering Physics.
Management of the LDK Solar Laboratory at Shanghai Jiaotong University will be assumed by Dr. Yuepeng Wan, LDK Solar's Chief Technical Officer, along with his research team.
Mr. Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO of LDK Solar, stated, "It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Cui. He was a valued member of the LDK family and will be sorely missed by his colleagues."