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Advanced Materials Development and Process Engineering



I am a researcher in the Semiconductor Materials and Process Technology Research group at IBM Research in Albany, NY. My work concentrates on Front End of Line (FEOL) and Middle of Line (MOL) material development, process optimization, and thin films integration relevant to next generation CMOS devices. My collaboration extends to other IBM Research sites at IBM Yorktown Heights and IBM Almaden and with equipment and chemical suppliers. My range of responsibilities has included such activities as: CVD reactor design and build,  establishment and negotiation of joint development agreements/research collaborations with equipment and chemical suppliers, team leadership to move a process from designed experimentation through stable manufacturing mode, and problem solving/analysis related to device yield issues.

I received my M.S.ChE degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and my B.S. ChE degree from the Polytechnic Institute of N.Y. Before my being hired as a full time employee of IBM at the East Fishkill facility, I worked as an intern at the IBM strategic planning/competitive analysis group in White Plains, N.Y. and as a CVD manufacturing engineer at IBM East Fishkill.

In addition to my interest in continuing novel materials and process development to enable advanced semiconductor device nodes, I am looking to apply cognitive manufacturing methods to simplify the conveyance of messages generated from capture of signals from large data sets generated from semiconductor processing tools and measurements from product/monitor wfrs to maximize product yield and factory productivity and reduce variability.