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Director, Hybrid Cloud Services, IBM Master Inventor
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA




PhD Applied Physics, Columbia University 2002

17+ years Professional Experience: IT Service Management, Cloud Technologies, Microelectronics, Semiconductors, and Condensed Matter Physics

Management: 8+ years leading WW teams in technology development and delivery in multiple fields through various stages of product development lifecycle

  • Hybrid Cloud Services
    - IBM Services Platform with Watson
  • Cloud Foundation Technologies & Software Asset Management
    - Analytics engine facilitating selection of appropriate licensing strategy for enterprise software enabling compliance with minimal software spend -- 
    (IBM Research Accomplishment and Research Division Awards)

  • Semiconductor Technology and CMOS Integration
    - CMOS 90nm through 22nm - prototyping, development and functional yield enhancement for IBM Systems and ASICs
    - Partnerships: Zeon Chemicals, ATMI Corporation, TEL and Applied Materials
  • Photovoltaics
    - Silicon and thin film solar cell integration and efficiency development
    - Partnerships: European PV Company, Linuo


Technical: Research Staff Member

  • Unraveled the fundamental interaction of plasmas with low-k materials utilizing multiple techniques (OES, Actinometry, ARXPS, EELS, S/TEM, Electrical testing, FTIR and Spectroscopic Ellipsometry) paving the way for 5 successive generations of CMOS interconnect technologies (90nm through 22nm) (IBM Research Accomplishment and Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards)
  • Employed various techniques (OES, SIMS, S/TEM, Laser scattering) to deliver microprocessor yield enhancing semiconductor device process technologies for 90 and 65nm CMOS nodes for various IBM server and game processors (XBOX, Play Station III, and Nintendo Wii) 
    (IBM Research Outstanding Accomplishment and Research Division Awards)
  • Nanoscale prototyping of advanced CMOS devices: exploited VUV plasma emission and low ion energy reactor configurations and conditions for feature transfer and line-width-roughness control in aggressively scaled and multi-dimensional devices


Former Advisers: Irving P Herman and Vincent M Donnelly


Thesis Committees:

  • Florian Weilnboeck: PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 2011
  • Joseph Washington: PhD, Physics, North Carolina State University, 2010
  • Hakeem Yusuff: MS, Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 2006
  • Marcus Worsley: PhD, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 2006