Ian Lightcap '03

Lissa Diaz

Ian Lightcap, Ph.D., ’03, currently serves as the Research and Facilities Program Director at the Center for Sustainable Energy (ND Energy) at the University of Notre Dame. His research contributions have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and attracted attention in popular press. Even Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft Corporation, mentioned his work on “Sun-believable Solar Paint” on GatesNotes.com. He recently served as the speaker for Bethel’s 72nd commencement exercises May 4.

“For me, faith and science have never been contradictory. They’ve always been complementary,” Lightcap says. “The intricacy and beauty is always pointing to God … and research produces humility … there are just so many things we are unequipped to measure and understand.”

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