Nathan Marchack  Nathan Marchack photo         

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Plasma Etch Group MRL, Quantum and AI Hardware Research
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  American Vacuum Society  |  Electrochemical Society (ECS)  |  Materials Research Society (MRS)

more information

More information:  N. Marchack@Youtube  |  N. Marchack@Google Scholar  |  N. Marchack@ResearchGate  |  Prof. Jane Chang, UCLA


Nathan Marchack received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2012. His thesis work in Professor Jane Chang's group focused on characterizing and modeling the etching behavior of hafnium lanthanate high-k dielectric films in chlorine-based plasmas.

He subsequently joined the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY as a Research Staff Member in the Advanced Plasma Processing Group. He has since worked in a diverse set of research areas, including:

  • plasma etch processes for non-volatile memory technologies (e.g. MRAM),
  • experimental gas chemistries for FEOL patterning applications (e.g. low-k spacer etching for FinFETS),
  • fabrication of nano-electrode arrays for chemical and biomolecular sensing applications,
  • Si and SiN waveguide array fabrication for gas sensors, and
  • atomic layer etching of metal and metal nitride films for future technology nodes.